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Screening of Infinite Space in Glasgow

Pearlman cabin. Photo by Murray Grigor

The Lighthouse Centre for Architectural Design and the City is screening the documentary Infinite Space: The Architecture of John Lautner, by Murray Grigor, on February 21, 2009, as part of the Glasgow Film Festival. The film will also screen during the time the Hammer exhibition on John Lautner’s work is open in Glasgow, on March 29, 2009.

The exhibition will run from March 20 through July 26, 2009, and is the only European showing of this major exhibition.

Take a look at the Lighthouse website for information on these events.

Exhibit in Glasgow to open March 20

[correction 2/5/09: the Lighthouse entry is free on Saturdays, not Sundays]

We have word from David Barry, the Exhibitions Coordinator of the Lighthouse Centre in Glasgow, that the exhibit dates for the Hammer Museum traveling exhibit on John Lautner are March 20 – July 21, 2009.

Exhibit at the Hammer

Photo: Last day of the exhibit at the Hammer, Oct. 08

The exhibit’s opening night will be March 19, for a limited number of guests. John Lautner Foundation Members are invited to the opening night. Invitations will be sent in the mail. Please note this means paid members, not people who are mailing-list-only members. If you aren’t sure of your status and you plan to be in Glasgow for the opening, write to lautner (at) johnlautner (dot) org and we will look you up and let you know if you are a current member or not.

The opening night is free to those with invitations and not open to those without. Entry to the exhibit after March 19 will cost 4 pounds (approx. $6 US) every day except Saturday, when entry is free.

What are they saying?

Updated 8/22/08- added pdf version of “Visionary Design” – from United Airlines’ in-flight magazine

The following publications have published articles on John Lautner’s work, inspired by the Hammer museum exhibit:

“Bonding Humanity and Landscape in a Perfect Circle”
New York Times (July 31, 2008) Art & Design Section
Get the pdf version
Review of exhibit and Lautner’s work, with photographs

“A California Cult Classic”
The Supermelon (July 28, 2008)
Short blurb on Lautner and exhibit, with pictures

“Beyond Flash and Fantasy”
CA Modern (Summer 2008) 6-11
http://www.eichlernetwork.com/camodern.html (article not available online; can purchase copies of magazine)
Article on Lautner and exhibit

“A Little Piece of Heaven”
Society of Architectural Historians, Southern California Chapter News (July August 2008)
Overview of exhibit and related events and books

“Structuring the Sublime”
art ltd. (July/Aug 2008), 41-45
On Lautner’s works in general, incl. interviews with Escher and Olsberg, many pictures

“In the Sky with Diamonds”
Culture + Travel (July/Aug 2008)
Short blurb on exhibit

“City of Angles”
Angeleno magazine (July 2008) p 62+
Article on exhibit; several pictures – download pdf version

“Open House”
WWD.COM (July 14, 2008)
Overview of Lautner and his works, featuring a few quotations from Lautner home owners

“John Lautner, at a remove”
Los Angeles Times (July 14, 2008) architecture review by Christopher Hawthorne
Review of exhibit

“Living in Houses Fit for a Museum”
The New York Times (July 13, 2008) Business Section
Brief blurb on exhibit

“Keeping his eye on earth and sky”
Los Angeles Times (July 13, 2008) Arts & Culture Section
Profile of John Lautner, substantial, with photos

The Week Ahead: July 13-19
The New York Times (July 13, 2008) Arts Section
Short overview of Lautner and the exhibit

“Seeing Things: John Lautner’s Architecture”
The Moment (July 10, 2008)
Short overview of Lautner and exhibit. Seeing Things is biweekly column by curator of architecture and design at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles.

“The Architecture of John Lautner”
I.D. (The International Design Magazine) (July 8, 2008)
Short sketch of exhibit, with photographs and a drawing

“The Hammer Explores an Architectural Innovator”
BIZBASH Los Angeles (July 8, 2008)
Short blurb on exhibit

“John Lautner: California Peyzajinda”
Arredamento Mimarlik (2008/06)
Turkish architectural magazine – lengthy article with pictures, written in Turkish

“Frank Escher and Ravi GuneWardena — John Lautner’s architectural heirs”
Los Angeles Times (July 6, 2008) Home & Garden Section
Lengthy article on architectural team of Escher and GuneWardena and their work’s relationship to the work of John Lautner

“The Lautner Club”
944 magazine (issue 7.7 Los Angeles, July 2008), 112-113
Short overview of Lautner and exhibit with references to film and quotations from owners

“A View to Kill For”
Modern Painters (July/August 2008)
Lengthy analysis of films featuring Lautner buildings, reference to exhibit, by Jon Yoder (UCLA doctoral candidate completing thesis on Lautner buildings)

“Outer Space”
Elle Decor (July/August 2008) design dossier
Brief blurb on exhibit

“Living in Lautner”
Departures Magazine (May/June 2008)
Short article on Lautner, with quotations from home owners

“Visionary Design”
United Hemispheres magazine (flight magazine) (July 2008) p 25
Short blurb on exhibit: see pdf version.

“Building Momentum: Looking twice at an iconic L.A. architect”
Los Angeles magazine (July 2008) p 22
Short take on exhibit

“In the modern world”
Dwell (July/August 2008) p 60
Short article on exhibit and Lautner, incl. photos and drawings

“L.A. Dreamer”
Fulcrum (Metropolitan Home supplement) (June 2008) p 14
On the exhibit and Lautner, with drawings and photo of chemosphere

“See” (part of “word”, a travel section)
Metropolitan Home (July/August 2008) p 34
Blurb on exhibit

“The Skywriter from L.A.”
Town & Country (July 2008)
Blurb on exhibit

“From Spacey to Serious”
UCLA Magazine (July 2008)
Article on Lautner and the exhibit, featuring quotations from the curators

“Bucky’s Very Large Dome”
Newsweek (June 30, 2008) 48-50
Article on Buckminster Fuller with reference to Lautner and exhibit

“Visions of Time and Space”
Robb Report (June 24, 2008)
Short blurb on exhibit and Lautner

“Diamonds are forever”
Interior Design magazine (June 2008) 178-180
Article with several photographs on Lautner and exhibit

“Built to Thrill”
ForbesLife (June 2008) p 33
Short blurb on exhibit

“Inside/Out” and “Lautner Unlimited”
C magazine (June/July 2008) 84-97+
Article on James Goldstein and Sheats-Goldstein residence, with follow-up article on Lautner and exhibit. Many photographs.

“Now Viewing: John Lautner”
E (The New York Times Style Magazine) Design & Living Spring 2008 p 26
Short blurb on exhibit

“Previews Los Angeles: John Lautner”
Artforum (May 2008) p 172
Short blurb on upcoming exhibit

“John Lautner designs take the spotlight”
Los Angeles Times (May 4, 2008) Homes of the Week
Article on Schaffer residence, which is for sale

“John Lautner”
Architectural Digest (May 2008) p 284
Short blurb on John Lautner against photo of Acapulco house

“Tinkering with History”
The Architect’s Newspaper (April 30, 2008)
Article on renovations of significant architectural buildings by various architects. Lautner homes discussed are chemosphere (Malin residence) and “rainbow house” (Garcia residence).

“Just Like Heaven” [Link no longer works]
Men.Style.Com (Online version of Details and GQ)
Blurb on Lautner and exhibit; includes 5-picture slide show

“Restored: John Lautner’s Harpel house” aka “Lautner, lost and found”
Los Angeles Times (April 10, 2008)
Article on Mark Haddawy’s recent restoration of the Harpel house in Hollywood.

“John Lautner’s spirit of invention”
Los Angeles Times (April 10, 2008)
Article on Lautner and exhibit, with photo gallery (online)

“John Lautner’s building timeline”
Los Angeles Times (April 10, 2008)
Short list of significant dates in Lautner’s life

“View to Kill (For)”
The Men’s Book (Spring-Summer 2008) p 17
Blurb on exhibit

“John Lautner: Dissolving the Confines”
Modernism magazine (Spring 2008) 54-62
Lengthy article on Lautner by Nicholas Olsberg. Includes several photos and drawings
http://publishing.yudu.com/A6znj/MODV11N1/resources/index.htm?referrerUrl=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.modernismmagazine.com%2Fviewonline.html&skipFlashCheck=true (requires free subscription to view)

“More best bets” (section)
UCLA Magazine (April 2008)
Blurb on exhibit

“The Choice Shows All Around the Country”
The New York Times (March 12, 2008) Arts Section
List of gallery shows, including Hammer exhibit

“Master of Modernism”
art ltd. (January 2008) 28-32
Article on Julius Shulman, including references to the photographer’s work on Lautner buildings

“Lautner Retrospective @ the Hammer”
Archinect (12/11/07)
Article on exhibit and Lautner

“John Lautner’s Visionary Design Recognized in ‘Overdue’ Exhibit”
The San Diego Union-Tribune (December 2, 2007)
Article on exhibit and Lautner, including quotations by architects and others

“Crib Keeper”
Angeleno (September 2007)
Article on Mark Haddawy and his restoration of the Harpel house in Hollywood

“Safe Houses”
E (The New York Times Style Magazine) 8-9
Article on Michael LaFetra and his efforts to preserve significant architecture

“Their Designs Within Reach”
Los Angeles Time (July 5, 2007) Preservation Section
Article on archives of architects’ work, including particularly Ray Kappe and John Lautner

Thank you especially to Morgan Kroll of the Hammer museum for the packet of article copies.