Esther McCoy’s 1960 book Five California Architects introduced folks outside the profession to the work of some of the biggest names in the field. This was the title that helped establish the iconic status of Rudolf Schindler, Greene and Greene, Bernard Maybeck and Irving Gill. The title was out of print for many years, but you’ll find it on the shelf of every modern home in the city. Next Tuesday, Schindler’s own home, now the MAK Center, will host a public opening and curator walkthrough of an exhibition about the architectural historian who died in 1989. Sympathetic Seeing: Esther McCoy and the Heart of American Modernist Architecture and Design incorporates artifacts, videos, and photographs from the Smithsonian archives.
The MAK Center for Art Architecture at the Schindler House is located at 835 N. Kings Road in West Hollywood.
Tuesday, September 27 6-7 PM