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Greene & Greene in Context

Greene & Greene

Some people may remember the exquisite furniture in The Huntington’s permanent exhibition about Arts and Crafts masters Charles Sumner Greene and Henry Mather Greene. The space was just reinstalled and the take-home message is clear: The Greenes did much more than simply produce gorgeous furniture.

Arriving in Pasadena, Calif., in 1893, the brothers designed residential projects of incomparable beauty (the most famous one being the 1908 Gamble House in Pasadena), which forged a new path for American architecture. And as they refined their vision and collaborated with highly skilled craftspeople and artists, they increasingly designed entire environments—including landscapes, furnishings, lighting fixtures, and windows.

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Found in Translation

Ishimoto imperial carriage stop

What does the 20th-century Arts and Crafts architecture of Americans Charles and Henry Greene have to do with the 17th-century Katsura Imperial Villa outside of Kyoto, Japan? For admirers of the work of Japanese-American photographer Yasuhiro Ishimoto (1921–2012), it turns out, quite a bit.

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San Marino Tribune:
The Importance of Nothing

Ishimoto Thorsen

At The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens, visitors are able to discover the Japanese concept of ma, translated loosely as “the space between.” While the concept gets slightly lost in translation, as it is spatial awareness built into the architecture of Japanese culture, it can be learned. One place to become acquainted is at The Huntington’s Japanese Teahouse.

Surprisingly, the most notable part about the Teahouse is the sparseness. Teahouses are outfitted with nothing but a matt and an alcove, all precisely arranged to ensure space, or ma. Ma is also part of the ceremony itself: long beats are taken between motions in the careful procedure.

Another way to discover the essence of ma at The Huntington is in the art of Yasuhiro Ishimoto. Ishimoto’s art has never been exhibited in America, and will be shown for the first time at The Huntington.

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The Los Angeles Times:
Greene & Greene designs through the eyes of ‘a visual bilinguist’

Ishimoto Gamble

Photographer Yasuhiro Ishimoto was born in San Francisco and trained in Chicago but spent most of his life in Japan. Working on both sides of the Pacific, he gained acclaim for keenly observed images that combined a Japanese aesthetic with a modernist’s eye.

Ishimoto’s bicultural background proved invaluable when he came to California in 1974 to photograph homes designed by Charles and Henry Greene, American Arts and Crafts masters who found inspiration in Japanese architecture. [Read full article]

The Pasadena Story

Most people grew up watching the city’s annual Rose Parade on television, and thanks to the CBS sitcom, The Big Bang Theory, everyone knows that Caltech is in Pasadena. But there’s a lot more to Pasadena waiting to be discovered by travelers who enjoy venturing off the beaten path. In this video, a couple explores Pasadena and makes their way through these landmarks: Langham Huntington Pasadena, Rose Bowl Flea Market, The Gamble House, Norton Simon Museum, Pasadena City Hall, The Huntington, Colorado Street Bridge, Intelligentsia, One Colorado, Cafe Santorini

Pasadena Story (Hyperlapse) from Visit Pasadena on Vimeo

NBC 4 Southern California:
“Happy 50 Years, Gamble House Museum”

NBC 4 SoCal

KABC 7 Interview:
Adrienne Alpert interviews Ted Bosley and Dyke Messler


KPCC Interview:
KPCC Take Two’s Alex Cohen visits the Gamble House and interviews Ted Bosley and Dyke Messler.

KPCC-Ted Bosley-Dyke Messler

Ted Bosley, Gamble House Director (left) and Gamble family member Dyke Messler (right)


Beverly Hills View:
Ted Bosley appears on BHTV10 (Channel 10 in the City of Beverly Hills)


Beverly Hills View – Ted Bosley from Beverly Hills Television on Vimeo.

Pan-Armenian TV:
Ted Bosley interview with Pan-Armenian TV highlighting the 50th Anniversary.


The Marilu Henner Show: Marilu interviews Hearst Castle Historian, Victoria Kastner

Victoria Kastner speaks to Marilu Henner on the upcoming Friends of the Gamble House lecture entitled “CALIFORNIA’S 1915 WORLD’S FAIRS: Celebrating the Centennial of the opening of the Panama Canal”.

Houzz TV: “Meet the Gamble House, a ‘Symphony in Wood’”


Los Angeles Daily News: “The Gamble House is Golden”


The Gamble House

A woman waits for a tour at The Gamble House in Pasadena. The 1908 home designed by Greene and Greene is celebrating 50 years as a museum with events planned throughout the year. (Photo by Sarah Reingewirtz/Pasadena Star-News)

PBS Series “10 That Changed America”

Air Date: Tuesday, April 5, 2016 at 8:00 pm on PBS (check local listings)
WTTW Chicago and PBS present a new three-part television and web series, 10 THAT CHANGED AMERICA. Hosted by Geoffrey Baer, this series will recount the stories of 40 of America’s man-made wonders, introduce us to the men and women who built them, and explore the impact that these places have had on us as individuals and communities. These buildings, homes, parks, and towns are all around us, and yet Americans typically have little understanding of how these features of our built environment came to be, who built them, and how they affect us all. For more information visit: http://interactive.wttw.com/10-that-changed-america