Category Archives: John Lautner Buildings


“It’s Like Living in a Sculpture.”
Miller, Bill. Los Angeles Times Home Magazine (March 15, 1970): 30-39.
[Elrod Residence]

“Five Distinctive Houses.”
Architectural Record 148 (November 1970): 109-120.
[Elrod Residence; pp. 116-117]

“Modern Palace in the Desert.”
Architectural Digest 26 (Spring 1970): 51-61.
[Elrod Residence]

“John Lautner; ‘You’ve Got To Fight For Good Design.”
MacMasters, Dan. Los Angeles Times Home Magazine (February 14, 1971): 16-18, 21.
[Wolff Residence]

“Habitation A Malibu Beach, California; John Lautner, Architecte.”
L’Architecture D’Aujourd’hui 157 (Août-Septembre 1971).
[Stevens Residence]

“The Architect’s Perspective.”
Mann, Arthur, A.I.A.Architectural Digest 28 (July/August 1971): 74-79.

“Building Types Study: Record Houses of 1971.”
Architectural Record 149 (Mid-May 1971): 44-47.
[Stevens Residence, Malibu]

“Southland Home of the Month.”
Building News (October 1, 1971):6.
[Stevens Residence]

“A Playboy Pad: Pleasure on the Rocks.”
Playboy 18 (November 1971): 151-155.
[Elrod Residence]

“Pools: An Affair of the Heart.”
MacMasters, Dan. Los Angeles Times Home Magazine (April 16, 1972): 14-15.
[Elrod Residence]

“The Architect’s Perspective.”
Shulman, Julius.Architectural Digest 28 (May/June 1972): 72-79, 102.

“Architects To Give Own Views in Series Planned by Women’s Architectural League.”
Building News (December 15, 1972).

“WASL Plans Lectures by Architects.”
Los Angeles Wilshire Press (December 28, 1972).
Kemper, Alfred M.

Drawings by American Architects. John Wiley & Sons, 1973.
[Rancho Del Valle, Crippled Children’s Society; Bob Hope Residence,
Palm Springs; Arango, Acapulco]

“Series Slates 7 Architects.”
Los Angeles Times (January 7, 1973).

“Architects To Speak In WSL Series.”
Los Feliz Hills News [Los Angeles] (January 25, 1973).

“Series Will Feature Top Architects.”
Los Angeles Times (January 28, 1972).

Green, Terence M. “Society To Rebuild Regional Center.”
Los Angeles Times, Real Estate Section (Sunday, April 8, 1973):1.
[Crippled Children’s Building, Rancho Del Valle]

“A House For Living With Nature In A Big Way.”
House & Garden 143 (February 1973): 70-78.
[Familian Residence]

“This Is An Architect’s Architect.”
Martin, Mayris. Beverly Hills Independent (Thursday, June 28, 1973): 4.

“Malibu Beach House, Malibu, California.”
Architecture And Urbanism 4 (April 1974): 81-83.
[Stevens, Elrod & Wolff Residences]

“A Sampler of Beautiful Swimming Pools.”
The Continental Magazine 14 (Spring-Summer 1974): 9-11.
[Elrod Residence]

“At One With Nature; Outdoor Strolls Inside.”
House & Garden, Building Guide (Spring-Summer 1974): 90-95.
[Familian Residence]

“Freestyle Living Los Angeles.”
Meenan, Monica. Town & Country 128 (May 1974): 130-139.
[Familian Residence]

The three Worlds of Los Angeles
Inaya, Beata. Exhibition Catalogue, Sponsored by The United States Information Service
and Cultural Centers in Europe,1974

“Les Trois Mondes de Los Angeles (exposition de photos) du 16 mai au 14 juin, a Bruxelles.”
La Lanterne (15 Mai 1974):3.

“Les Trois Mondes de Los Angeles.”
Libre Belgique (15 Mai 1974): 6, 17.

“Les Trois Mondes de Los Angeles.”
Peuple (16 Mai 1974): 3.

“Rounda bout.”
The Bulletin, Belgium News (May 24, 1974): 38.

Vlaeminck, Sieg. “Amerikaanse Architektuur Kan Ons Neel Wat Afleren.”
De Standard (May 27, 1974): 9.

Les Trois Mondes Architecturaux de Los Angeles.”
Le Soir (May 28, 1974): 9.

Exposition de photos d’architecture: a les trois mondes de
Los Angeles, a la Librairie americaine d’Ixelles.
La Lanterne (28 May 1974).

“The Three Worlds of Los Angeles.”
Architecture D’Aujourd’hui (May-Juin 1974): XXXIV.

“Les Courbes de Beton de John Lautner.”
Le Soir (Samedi, 8 Juin 1974): 32.

“L.A. 3 Worlds Organiser Visits Majorca.” Majorca
Greenberg, Harold J. Daily Bulletin (Wednesday, July 17, 1974): 7.

“Tri Sveta Los Andelosa.”
Popouie, Darko. It Novine (October 25, 1974): 7.

“John Lautner.”
Smekal, Dieter. Architektur Aktuell Fach-Journal (Juni 17, 1974): 15-17.
[Malin, Elrod, Arango, Stevens, Silvertop Residences]

“A Malibu, Arch. John Lautner.”
Ville Giardini (Maggio 1975): 36-39.
[Stevens Residence]

“In Messico Acapulcorama, Arch. John Lautner.”
Franschini, Marco. Ville Giardini (Settembre 1975): 30-37.
[Arango and Familian Residences]

“La Natura In Casa.”
La Rivista dell’Arredamento Interni 252 (December 1975): 8-13.
[Familian Residence]

Gebhard, David, and King, Susan. A View of California Architecture:1960-1976.
San Francisco: Museum of Modern Art, 1976.

“A La Bibliotheque Americaine a Bruxelles <>.”
La Cite, Belgique (18 Mai 1976).

“The Modern Landscapes of American Architecture.”
Ruskin, John. The University Journal 5 (Spring 1976) Chico, California:
California State University, Chico, pp. 32-33.

“Architecture as Art in S.F. Exhibition.”
Dreyfuss, John. Los Angeles Times (February 3, 1977): 1, 9.

“Building Types Study 502.”
Architectural Record 161 (May 1977): 64-67.
[Arango Residence, Acapulco]

“World Famous Architect Is No Square.”
Cleveland, Jan. The Sun-Telegram [San Bernardino] (Sunday, June 12, 1977): Section B,

The American Institute of Architects, San Diego Chapter, Bulletin,
(January 18, 1977). [Elrod Residence]

“Architecture: John Lautner.”
Phillips, Christopher. Architectural Digest 104 (May 1978): 104,111,154.
[Arango Residence]

“Five Luxurious Houses, Building Up For Panoramic Ocean Views.”
House & Garden, Building Guide (Winter 1978): 90-95.
[Jordan Residence]

“The Skylife.”
House & Garden 150 (June 1978): 104-107.
[Jordan Residence]

“An Ultimate Experience.”
Uniques 6 (Summer 1978): 64.
[Elrod Residence]

12 Los Angeles Architects
Slert, N. Charles, and Harter, James R., eds.
Pomona, California: Cal Poly, Pomona, Graphics Communications Department, 1978.

“The World According to Lautner.”
Gilbar, Anne.Los Angeles 24 (September 1979): 178-183.
[Chemosphere Residence]

“A Guide to Architect Designed Houses.”
Allen, Gerald, and Furman, Dale. Town & Country 133 (October 1979): 91-98.

“John Lautner: Architect And Iconoclast.” L.A.
Ross, Michael Franklin. Architect 5 (November 1979): 3-4. [Segel, Wolff, Silvertop, Lautner, Hope, Elrod, Stevens, & Arango Residences]


“Dream House or Nightmare?”
Reese, John.The Saturday Evening Post 233 (August 20, 1960): 30, 62-64.
[Silvertop/Reiner Residence]

“Close to Nature.”
Senning, John Alden. The Los Angeles Examiner Pictorial Living
(December 11, 1960): 24-26. [Pearlman Residence]

The Chemosphere House.”
Building Contractor Magazine (April 1961).
[Malin Residence]

“Mushroom House Sits Atop 30-Foot Concrete Column.”
Smith, Everett.The Christian Science Monitor (Friday, July 21, 1961):Section C,7 [Malin “Chemosphere” Residence]

“People Who Live in ‘Flying Saucers’ Key Decor to the Landscape.”
The New York Times (Saturday, April 29, 1961): Section L, 14. [Malin Residence]

“A Home Built on a Pedestal.”
MacMasters, Dan. Los Angeles Times Home Magazine (April 30, 1961): 20-25.
[Malin Residence]

“Architect Gives His Clients ‘the Air.'”
Townsend, Dorothy. Los Angeles Times (Thursday, December 14, 1961); Part II, 1 & 16.
[Schaeffer Residence]

“Technik Heute.”
Deutsche Bauzeitung (November 1961 ); 873.
[Malin Residence]

“Rund und Wohnlich.”
Weisskamp, Herbert. Neue Heimat (Dezember 1962): 41-52.
[Harvey and Ross Residences]

“Gas Pivots This Easy-running House.”
New Homes Guide 47th ed. (1962): 74-75.
[Malin Residence]

“Los Angeles.”
Form Marks (Summer 1963): 16.
[Tolstoy Residence]

Adventure for the Adventurous; Pillar of Strength: Stone.”Wolff residence
House & Garden 125 (January 1964): 84-89.
[Wolff Residence]

“Swimming in Red Ink.”
Wolfe, Bernard. Playboy 11 (July 1964): 93, 98.

Gebhard, David, and Winter, Robert. A Guide to Architecture in Southern California.
Los Angeles: The Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 1965.
[Foster, Silvertop, Malin Residences, plates 73, 76, 61;pp.45-59]

“Cliff-Climbing House.”
House & Garden 125 (January 1965): 102–110.
[Wolff Residence]

“Wohnhaus Malin, Los Angeles/USA.”
Deutsche Bauzeitung (January 1965): 21-24.
[Malin Residence]

Deutsche Bauzeitung (February 1965): 123.
[Malin Residence]

“John Lautner, Architect.”
Stoller, Ezra. Arts & Architecture 82 (June 1965): 22-25.
[Wolff Residence]

“West Coast Architects V/John Lautner.”
McCoy, Esther. Arts & Architecture 82 (August 1965): 22-27.
[Schaeffer, Carling Silvertop, Lautner (Florida), Malin, Gantvoort, Hatherell,
Tolstoy, Sheats, Goldsmith (model) Residences, Desert Hot Springs Motel,
Alto Capistrano Apartments, Pearlman Mountain House,
Henry’s Pomona Drive-In Restaurant]

“Life Magazine Features Unusual Home.”
Materially Speaking; Building Construction 48A (1967): 1-2.
[Harpel Residence]

“An Alaskan Home with a View as Big as all Outdoors.”
Fincher, Jack. Life 63 (October 6, 1967): 98-105.
[Harpel Residence]

“The Story of Alto Capistrano – And Men Who Convert Earth to Gold.”
Killingsworth, Jim. Orange County Business [Quarterly Journal of Commerce/Industry] 11 (Third Quarter 1968): 46-57.

MacMasters, Dan. “A Spectacular House That Grows Out of a Desert Ridge.”
Los Angeles Times Home Magazine (November 3, 1968): 18-27.
[Elrod Residence, Palm Springs]

“This House is What I Want.”
Arce, Hector. Los Angeles Examiner California Living (January 26, 1969): 6-10.
[Elrod Residence, Palm Springs]

“House; Spectacular Full of Daring Ideas.”
House & Garden 135 (May 1969): 100-109.
[Elrod Residence, Palm Springs]

Architectural Digest XXV (Spring 1969): Cover.
[Elrod Residence]

“Architect, John Lautner, A.I.A.”
Architectural Design 13 (May 1969): 46-47.
[Elrod Residence, Palm Springs]

“Varied Types of Glue-Laminated Construction.”
Summerbell (1960).
[General Contractor’s Office, Spear Company]

“The World of Julius Shulman.”
Flightime [Aloha Airline Magazine] (July 1969): 10-13.
[Malin Residence]

“It Has Influenced Architecture; The Mt. Wilson.”
Radiant Heat Engineering, Inc.[company brochure] (1960s).
[Mauer Residence]


“Circles for the Beach; Circles for the Hillside.”
Interiors + Industrial Design CIX (January 1950): 98-99.
[Project not constructed]

“Los Angeles.”
Basso, Hamilton. Holiday 1 (January 1950): 31.
[Illustration: Mauer Residence]

“Outdoor Room; Douglas Honnold, Architect; John Lautner, Architect.”
Arts & Architecture 67 (February 1950): 25.

Pawley, Frederick Arden. Architectural Record 107 (March 1950): 110-131.
[Contentment House at Bubbling Well, Desert Hot Springs, California, p.110, 131; illus. p. 120]

“Sixteen Southern California architects exhibit contemporary trends in a group showing at Scripps College.”
Arts& Architecture 67 (April 1950):22-23. [Mauer Residence]

“Unusual Plan Developed for A House That Floats On a Hill Top.”
Southwest Builder and Contractor (June 23, 1950): 18-19. [Harvey Residence]

“Drive-Ins, Banks, Theaters, Restaurants; Architectural Record’s Building Types Study Number 164.”
Architectural Record 108 (August 1950): 131-153.
[Henry’s Drive-Ins Restaurant]

Harris, Frank, and Bonenberger, Weston, eds. A Guide to Contemporary Architecture in Southern California.
Los Angeles: Watling & Company, 1951.
[Mauer Residence, p. 59; p.88]

“All About Eden; House of the Month.”
Peterson, Marva. Modern Screen (April 1951): 42-45.
[Anne Baxter & John Hodiak Residence]

“Houses in the Hills.”
Pepis, Betty. The New York Times Magazine (August 5, 1951): 30-31.
[Carling Residence]

“John Lautner’s Houses Take All Hollywood As A Stage.”
House & Home (February 1952): 89-91.
[Carling & Foster Residences, L’Horizon or Sheats Apartments]

“A Triangle on Three Levels.”
Sheridan, Gregg. Los Angeles Times Home Magazine (April 27, 1952): 4-5.
[Tyler Residence]

“Oriental Mood Modern.”
Burden, Jean. Los Angeles Times Home Magazine (August 24, 1952): 10-12.
[Baxter-Hodiak Residence Remodel]

“Redwood, Brick and Glass.”
Redwood News (Winter 1952-53): 3-6.
[Schaeffer Residence]

“Dramatic Tack for Living; Home of the Week.”
Swinton, Dan. Valley Citizen News – Saturday Supplement (June 9, 1956): 6-7.
[Foster Residence]

“Into a Wider World of Light.”
Bowen, Charles. Los Angeles Examiner Pictorial Living (August 18, 1957): 6-7.
[Harpel Residence]

“I Like This House Because They Asked for Architecture.”
Lautner, John, A.I.A. Los Angeles Examiner Pictorial Living (December 1, 1957): 24-25.
[Bergren Residence]

“Year of the Big Dome.”
MacMasters, Dan. Los Angeles Examiner Pictorial Living (January 5, 1958): 6-7.

“Circular House Unique, Privacy is Maintained.”
The Pensacola News-Journal (Sunday, November 2, 1958): 1, 16A.
[Lautner Residence, Florida]

“The Case for the Circular House.”
MacMasters, Dan. The Los Angeles Examiner Pictorial Living (February 1, 1959):4-7.
[Hatherell Residence]

“Living’s Sheer Delight in Concrete Masonry ‘Round House.'”
World of Concrete Masonry 4 (1959): 6-7.
[Hatherell Residence]


“A Hillside Redwood House Designed by John Lautner.”
California Arts and Architecture 57 (June 1940): 27.
[Lautner Residence]

“Cottage for Mr. and Mrs. Norman Springer; Designed by John Lautner.”
California Arts and Architecture 58 (April 1941 ): 31.
[ Springer Residence ]

“New Angles on a Slope.”
House Beautiful 83 (June 1941): 66-67. [Lautner Residence]

“New Angles on a Slope.”
House Beautiful Building Manual XIII (Fall & Winter 1941): 40-41.
[Lautner Residence]

“House Against the Horizon.”
California Arts and Architecture 59 (June 1942): 23-25.
[Bell Residence]

“Three Western Homes.”
House and Garden (March 1944): 52.
[Bell Residence]

Mock, Elizabeth B. If You Want To Build A House. New York:
The Museum of Modern Art, 1946.
[Lautner Residence, p. 46]

“Remodeling Project From Plush Spanish to Modern Club.”
Arts & Architecture 63 (February 1946): 41-43.
[Beverly Hills Athletic Club]

“No nod to ‘cliche.’ ”
Designs (August 1947): 16.
[Bell Residence]

“Roof Structure by John Lautner, Designer.”
Arts & Architecture 65 (June 1948): 36-37.
[Polin, Carling, Mauer Residences & Tower Motors Show Room]

“Drive-In Restaurant, John Lautner, Designer.”
Arts & Architecture 65 (October 1948): 34-36.
[Henry’s Drive-In Restaurant]

“A House With A View Of California Living.”
California Living (December 1948): 48-49.
[Bell Residence]

“Outdoors in Town.”
House & Garden (July 1949): 75-78, 91.
[Hancock Residence ]

“Cream of the Coast.”
Pratt, Richard. Ladies’ Home Journal LXVI (November 1949): 46.
[Mauer Residence]