Esther McCoy and The Heat of American Modernist.Architecture and Design
Wed, 28.09.2011–Sun, 29.01.2012

MAK Center for Art and Architecture, Los Angeles, USA

This is the first exhibition to highlight the extraordinary range and importance of McCoy’s work. The show and the accompanying fully-illustrated catalog survey McCoy’s Los Angeles activities, including her activist journalism in the 1930s focusing on Los Angeles slum clearances; her inside view of the day-to-day workings of architect Rudolph M. Schindler’s studio; her work with popular and architectural press and the rise of innovative domestic architecture; her campaign to save Irving Gill’s 1916 Dodge House; and her always incisive stories that deliver an irresistibly compelling, first-hand view of American modernism.

Curators Kimberli Meyer, MAK Center Director; Susan Morgan, writer


MAK Center for Art and Architecture, Los Angeles

835 North Kings Road
West Hollywood, CA 90069

T +1 323 651 1510
F +1 323 651 2340


Opening Hours

Wed–Sun 11 a.m.–6 p.m.
Closed Mon and Tue. MAK Center Bookstore is open seven days a week, 11 a.m.–6 p.m.


Guided Tours

at the weekend and by advance booking.



$7 / $6 students and seniors,
admission including Schindler by MAK guide $17 / $16 students and seniors

Free Admission
children under 12, Friends of the Schindler House, and Friends of the MAK Center; on Friday afternoons 4–6 p.m.; International Museum Day in May; and Schindler's Birthday, 10 September

Schindler House / Mackey Apartments & Garages / Fitzpatrick-Leland House:

The first Friday of every month,
11 a.m.–6 p.m., advance reservations required

Admission for all three houses
incl. Schindler by MAK guide:
$50 / $42 students and seniors / $30 Friends of the Schindler House and Friends of the MAK Center

Admission Fitzpatrick-Leland House only
incl. Schindler by MAK guide:
$34 / $32 students and seniors / $20 Friends of the Schindler House and Friends of the MAK Center

Admission Mackey Apartments only:
incl. Schindler by MAK guide:
$17 / $16 students and seniors, free to Friends of the Schindler House and Friends of the MAK Center

MAK Center L.A.






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German/English, 304 pages, 650 images, 27 x 21 cm, paperback, MAK Wien / Hatje Cantz, Ostfildern, 2013



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