The date for the tour of Lautner homes, originally scheduled for July 17, has been changed to Saturday, July 23, to avoid traffic difficulties expected to arise from Cal Trans’ temporary closure of the 405 freeway in the L.A. area. The Foundation Board of Directors and the MAK Center decided there was too much risk associated with the closure to assure a smoothly-operating tour.
Tickets are available at the MAK center: http://makcenter.org/MAK_Exhibitions_Current.php#
JLF members get $10 discount.
The Calendar of Events is kept up to date as quickly as new information comes in. Be sure to check it at http://www.johnlautner.org/wp/?page_id=663 for the latest information and ticket information.
[update 03/26/09: added link to English translation]
[update 02/24/09: magazine is actually Swiss]
[update 02/05/09: article is actually on JL although pix are of Schwimmer]
The Swiss magazine IdealesHeim published an extensive article featuring Lautner’s Schwimmer residence in its March issue. The article itself is on John Lautner generally, based on interviews with Frank Escher, but all of the photographs are of the Schwimmer residence. The magazine is generally not available in the United States, but the photographer, Patricia Parinejad, has obtained a pdf version for us.
The 13-page article is available in portable document format (pdf), on request. Write to lautner (at) johnlautner (dot) org for your copy. Because readers in Switzerland should be able to purchase the magazine, we will attempt to weed out requests from that country.
Download an English translation of the article (no pictures included). Please note that “Seite” means “Page”. Translation by Naomi Schenck and Schenck Workshops, Berlin Germany. Naomi is a set designer, working on projects throughout Europe and inspired by the work of Lautner.