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 McCoys work. The show and the accompanying
fully-illustrated catalog survey McCoys 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. Schindlers studio;
her work with popular and architectural press and the rise of innovative domestic architecture; her campaign to save Irving
Gills 1916 Dodge House; and her always incisive stories that deliver an irresistibly compelling, first-hand view of
Curators Kimberli Meyer, MAK Center Director; Susan Morgan, writer
The d>nite is one of the highlights of the MAKs special program in the context of the Vienna Design Week (188.8.131.52.2013).
This DIY happening conceived for NOMADIC FURNITURE 3.0. New Liberated Living? shows contemporary strategies for do-it-yourself construction as a collective process.
Since his emigration to the USA in 1914, the experimental Viennese visionary has given direction to a modern architectural
percept in California. After completion of his own Kings Road house in 1921/22 designed as live-work space, Schindler primary
planned and built private residencies, like the Mackey Apartments and the Fitzpatrick-Leland House.