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Edgar W. Camp House interior views
Photos: Erik Grammer, egpimaging
Special Members Only
Greene & Greene Home Tour
EDGAR W. CAMP HOUSE
Saturday, March 8, 2014
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon
Light refreshments will be served
Sierra Madre, CA
(location to be provided to reservation holders)
In the summer of 1904 Charles and Henry Greene designed a hillside house in Sierra Madre for attorney Edgar W. Camp. Its casual, V-shaped plan and simple construction make it the most convincing precursor to the post-war ranch house in America. The Greenes’ palette of materials included rustic arroyo stones, redwood shingles, and board-and-batten paneling combined in the simplest way without decorative adornment. As such the Camp house is one of the Greenes’ greatest understatements. Among its many charming features is a robust masonry fireplace with the inventive use of massive boulders as built-in seating.
You won’t want to miss this rare opportunity to join us for an exclusive, members-only opportunity to explore this early masterpiece of Charles and Henry Greene.
- This is a members only event
- Guests drive themselves/carpool
- Please reserve in advance as space is limited
- Tour location, directions and parking information will be giving to
made available upon reservation confirmation
2013-2014 Sidney D. Gamble Lecture Series
Engaging, fun and eye-opening architectural presentations by and on local "California Originals" are slated for this year's Sidney D. Gamble Lecture Series, sponsored by the Friends of the Gamble House (FoGH).
This year's lectures and tours present an unique taste of architectural styles, inspirations and designs that could only be found in California. Series subscriptions are available to the public and members of the Friends of the Gamble House.
2013-2014 SIDNEY D. GAMBLE LECTURE SERIES SCHEDULE
- March 25, 2014
- April 29, 2014
- May 3, 2014
Lecture locations, parking, etc.
$25 FoGH Members
The Spadena House in Beverly Hills, CA
Whimsy In LA
Lecture by Douglas Keister
Tuesday, March 25, 2014, 7:00 p.m.
Storybook Style, the rambunctious evocation of medieval Europe in American housing, was born in the early 1920s and almost forgotten by the late 1930s. It took its inspiration from the Hollywood sets that enthralled Americans of the period and that still appeal to our jaded modern eye. Half-timbered and turreted, pinnacled and portcullised, these houses owed their fanciful bravura to architects and builders with theatrical flair, fine craftsmanship, and humor.
Douglas Keister: Douglas has authored and co-authored thirty-nine critically acclaimed books. He also writes and illustrates magazine articles and contributes photographs and essays to dozens of magazines, newspapers, and books. His twenty-five books on architecture include America's Painted Ladies, Victorian Glory, The Bungalow, Inside the Bungalow, Storybook Style, Going Out in Style, Classic Cottages and many more.
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$25 FoGH Members
Esther McCoy at her drafting board, mid-1940s. Courtesy of Esther McCoy Papers, Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Piecing Together LA
Lecture by Susan Morgan
Tuesday, April 29, 2014, 7:00 p.m.
Esther McCoy (1904–1989) was one of the foremost architectural writers of the twentieth century. A gifted literary stylist and keen social critic, her work recognized the genesis of American modernism, witnessed the birth of mid-century design, and ignited public awareness. McCoy's book Five California Architects (1960) has long been acknowledged as an indispensable classic. As Reyner Banham declared, “No one can write about architecture in California without acknowledging her as the mother of us all.” Throughout her sixty-year career, McCoy worked variously as an author, editorial scout, lecturer, screenwriter, architectural preservationist, and exhibition curator; her life charted the progressive edge of American idealism from the utopian spirit of Jazz Age Greenwich Village through the radical evolution of post-war architecture.
Susan Morgan: Susan has written extensively about art, design, and cultural biography. Her work has been featured in exhibition catalogues, artist’s monographs, and mainstream publications ranging from the New York Times to the World of Interiors. A former contributing editor for Interview, Mirabella, and Metropolitan Home, she is a contributing editor forAperture and www.eastofborneo.org, the collaborative online art journal and archive. With support from the Graham Foundation, the Beverly Willis Architecture Foundation, and the Smithsonian Institution, Morgan has been researching the life and work of writer Esther McCoy. She is editor of Piecing Together Los Angeles: An Esther McCoy Reader (2012), the first McCoy anthology, and cocurator (with Kimberli Meyer) of Sympathetic Seeing (2011), for the MAK Center at the R. M. Schindler House, West Hollywood, CA.
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$20 FoGH Members
Esther McCoy posing in the George P. Turner Residence, Flintridge, 1947, Maynard L. Parker, photographer. Courtesy of The Huntington Library, San Marino, CA
The Esther McCoy Collection
Saturday, May 3, 2014
10:00 a.m. or 11:30 a.m. tour
Location Details To Be Announced To Ticketholders
The Esther McCoy Collection at the Greene and Greene Archives contains McCoy’s library, including over 500 books, at least as many periodicals, and numerous copies of her own publications. McCoy can be credited with introducing Greene and Greene to a wider audience with her book Five California Architects (1960). Her library collection focuses on early 20th century architecture; many of the books are autographed gifts to McCoy by their authors, a testament to her wide-ranging friendships in the field. She was not only an authority on Southern California architecture, but also on Mexican and Italian architecture of the period.
For this display at the Archives, items will be selected to illustrate McCoy’s friendships in the world of architecture as well as to show unusual or rare examples of architectural publications. To brush up beforehand, attend the lecture on April 29th and consult the Archives of American Art which holds the papers of Esther McCoy.
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take place at: The Neighborhood Church, 301 N. Orange Grove Blvd., Pasadena, 91103 - adjacent to The Gamble House. View directions. Free parking is available in the adjacent lot.
Doors open 1/2 hour prior to lecture time. Reservations are strongly recommended, tickets will only be available at the door as space permits.
A generous gift from members of the Sidney D. Gamble
family ensures this annual presentation by notable
authors and speakers will continue. Sponsored by the Friends of The Gamble House.
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