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Weekend / Stuff

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Alvar Aalto
John Keal for Brown Saltman
The red knob makes it.

Bart Prince / Architecture

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Bart Prince Home and Studio (1984), in Albuquerque, New Mexico  I was there in December.
The masonry tower was added in 1990. It serves as the library.
Prince is a native of Albuquerque. He studied architecture at ASU and worked with Bruce Goff, including assisting Goff on with the Pavilion for Japanese Art at LACMA. He completed the design and supervised the construction after Goff's death. Soleri bells = Bart is in the know.
The rear of the house.
Another Prince project is located next door.

This is Bart Prince in front of his house, where he still lives. In September, a burglar broke in and shot Lee Wilson, who lives with Bart. He survived the shooting and hopefully he's doing well. Read the horrible story, here.Souurce: Albuquerque Journal
I hate to end on a negative thing, so here is another Prince project- The Price Residence in Corona del Mar.
Source: Bart Prince

Weekend / Stuff

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Jewelry by San Diego enamelist and silversmith, James Parker.
Table with a planter
Pots
Books

Dome House / Soleri Mills

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The Dome House, 1949, in Cave Creek Arizona, by Paolo Soleri and Mark Mills. Both were former apprentices under  Frank Lloyd Wright at Taliesin West.  The house was commissioned by Lenora Woods, who would soon become Paolo's mother-in-law. I've been near the house in the past. However, this time I wasn't just snooping. Docomomo hosted a tour, which was led by Director of Paolo Soleri Studios, Roger Tomalty. Source: Julius Shulman © J. Paul Getty Trust. Getty Research Institute
The ribs of the dome were constructed with war surplus materials.
Source: Paolo Soleri at Dome House
Source: Soleri: Architecture as Human Ecology by Antonietta Iolanda Lima
The initial design had an opaque section that was manually rotated for shade.At some point the rotating mechanism broke, so the top has been modified to shield the sun. The cooler was added and now doesn't function. It would be great to see it removed. 


Source: Julius Shulman © J. Paul Getty Trust. Getty Research Institute
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Weekend / Stuff

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David Stewart
Wayne Chapman
I now have a hanging friend for Malcolm Leland
Don Shoemaker
Roland Smith lamp with the early metal ball counterweight

Print Culture / Midcentury Graphic Design

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Print Culture: Midcentury Modern Graphic Design
Curated by Dave Hampton Art Gallery - 9th Floor,  San Diego Central Library

Barney Reid and Kay Whitcomb silkscreened textiles 






At least the war machine used to have good graphics



The defense industry was a huge client for the creatives at the time. 
War machine architecture



Convair Astronautics by Pereira & Luckman
Convair Astronautics by Pereira & Luckman. It's long gone.  
Photo: Julius Shulman © J. Paul Getty Trust. Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles

Armin Richter was a great 1950s interiors shop in La Jolla


Bob Matheny was commissioned to do a sculpture for Psychology Today. Defini