Discussing California Design: Living in a Modern Way
D.J. Waldie, contributing writer for Los Angeles magazine and contributing editor for the Los Angeles Times, has written extensively on midcentury Los Angeles. His 2005 book, Holy Land: A Suburban Memoir, was hailed by critic Patricia Hampl as “nothing less than the spiritual autobiography of the midcentury American suburban dream.” This lecture presents Waldie’s impressions of Southern California life during that crucial time, evoking the spirit and essence of California design and architecture.
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Image: Left: Daniel Gale Turnbull (1886–1964, active Vernon), Vernon Kilns (Vernon, 1931–58), Ultra California coffeepot, c. 1937, Earthenware, Height: 8 3/8 in. (21.3 cm); diameter: 8 1/4 in. (21 cm), LACMA, Decorative Arts and Design Acquisition Fund and partial gift of Bill Stern, M.2010.91.7a-b. Right: Pacific Clay Products, Pacific Pottery Division (Los Angeles, c. 1891–1950s), Hostess Ware cocktail mixer, c. 1935, Earthenware, Height: 10 1/2 in. (26.7 cm); diameter: 4 3/4 in. (12.1 cm), Collection of Bill Stern.