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Infinite Space – John Lautner by Frank Escher

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The Beverly Hills Women’s Club hosted an evening co-sponsored with the Beverly Hills Historical Society, presenting

Frank Escher, architect/author/curator and founding board member of The John Lautner Foundation, will present the visionary genius of architect John Lautner.

John Lautner (1911-94), one of the most important and influential architects of the twentieth century, had a remarkable career spanning nearly six decades.

Residing and working in Los Angeles during much of that time, his designs are known for their radical innovation with specific attention to materiality, space and a consciousness of the natural environment.

Fellow Angeleno-Swiss Frank Escher trained as an artchitect at the ETH Zürich, Switzerland, is the editor of the monograph “John Lautner, Architect”, served from 1995 to 2007 as the Administrator for the John Lautner Archive, and curated, together with Nicholas Olsberg, the exhibition “Between Earth and Heaven: the Architecture of John Lautner” (The Hammer Museum, Los Angeles).

Since 1995, Escher has been in partnership with Ravi GuneWardena. Their prestigious work, which has been published and exhibited internationally, ranges from residential to commercial and institutional projects, as well as art-related projects and collaborations with artists.

 

Written by M:)

March 1, 2011 at 12:36 pm

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