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Marquette Exhibit Ends Soon; wins “Most Awesome” Award

The exhibit on John Lautner at the DeVos Museum of Art in Marquette, Michigan, will close November 13. The exhibit will be open late Saturday, and will offer a closing celebration including a concert by the Terminal Orchestra.

The Michigan Museums Association has awarded the exhibit at the DeVos as well as its sister exhibit at the Marquette Regional History Center its “Most Awesome Experience” award! If you have a chance to see the two museum exhibits, one which features the work of John Lautner and the other of which delves into his family background and life in the Upper Peninsula, do it now! The history exhibit will extend into January of next year, so there is more time for that one.

Exhibits’ Official Openings Friday

Both new exhibits on John Lautner, already open in Marquette, Michigan, will host a formal opening reception Friday, September 2, 2011.  Frank Escher, editor of the monograph John Lautner, Architect, will speak on Lautner at 5:00 p.m., and the DeVos art museum’s reception will follow at 6:00 p.m. The reception at the Marquette Regional History Center begins at 7:00 p.m. (so you can go to everything if you want!).

See this article on the exhibits for more information on the opening reception and all related events.


100th Birthday Press

For media inquiries, contact Erin Cullerton, Design Agency Co,


The following articles have been written this year about John Lautner’s work and the 100th Birthday events:

L.A. Confidential magazine October 2011

My Marquette (blog) September 11, 2011

art & education August 2011

HUGE Magazine, Japan August 2011

The Architect’s Newspaper (comment) July 29, 2011

Curbed LA July 28, 2011

Curbed LA July 28, 2011 (tour)

Curbed LA July 25, 2011 (Sheats-Goldstein)

Hollywood Patch July 2011

LA Times Blogs July 27, 2011

LACurbed July 25, 2011

LA Times July 23, 2011

SFGate July 15, 2011

LACurbed July 14, 2011

New York Times Movie Section July 14, 2011

Design & Architecture July 14, 2011

L.A. Weekly July 14, 2011

New York Times July 13, 2011

Wallpaper magazine July 12, 2011

Residential Architect July 6, 2011

flavorpill July 2011

Take Sunset June 13, 2011

The Architect’s Newspaper June 10, 2011

California Home + Design June 6, 2011

Dexigner June 6, 2011

PrairieMod June 6, 2011

Wolfram Publications Blog, May 11, 2011, May 2011

DesignBoom, May 14, 2011

Thought2form blog, May 17, 2011

Calendar listings: (may need to find “culture(d)” section from main page.

The Architect’s Newspaper
FORM magazine
California Home + Design

Charlottesville’s Architecture Week Features Lautner Films

This year the Central Virginia chapter of the American Institute of Architects will celebrate John Lautner’s birthday during its “Architecture Week” with the screening of the two Lautner documentaries: The Spirit in Architecture: John Lautner and Infinite Space: the Architecture of John Lautner.

The Spirit in Architecture will screen April 25, and Infinite Space will screen April 26.  See details on the Architecture Week website.

Infinite Space: Purchase Here

Cover of Infinite Space DVD


By agreement with the Googie Company, the Foundation is delighted to offer the DVD of Infinite Space: The Architecture of John Lautner.

Infinite Space, a new documentary feature film, traces the lifelong quest of visionary genius John Lautner to create “architecture that has no beginning and no end.”  It is the story of brilliance and of a complicated life – and the most sensual architecture of the 20th century. (90 minutes)


Architect/editor Frank Escher comments on eight spatial portraits of Lautner masterpieces: Marbrisa, Elrod, Pearlman, Walstrom, Turner, Silvertop, Schaffer and the Chemosphere. (3-6 minutes each)

Director Murray Grigor shares his thoughts on filming INFINITE SPACE with clips from the feature. (12 minutes)

Donation each: $25

Shipping: $4 ($15 outside U.S.)

Purchase from the JLF Shop.

San Francisco Interview with Grigor on Lautner

Kenny Caldwell, architectural writer, interviewed Murray Grigor, director of Infinite Space, after the screening of the film in San Francisco. The interview, with pictures, is published on one of Caldwell’s blogs, Design Faith. The perceptive questions reveal much about Lautner’s relationship to the earth and to his clients as well as offer insight into the making of the film.