October 17, 2013 Mid-Century Modern

Exhibit Explores Driving Forces of LA Architecture


Stahl House

If you were not able to make it to Los Angeles earlier this year to see the variety of exhibits that made up  Pacific Standard Time Presents: Modern Architecture in L.A., the National Building Museum is bringing at least one of them to Washington. Overdrive: L.A. Constructs the Future, 1940–1990 “traces the city’s transformation into an internationally recognized destination with its own design vocabulary, canonized landmarks [see the Stahl House above and below], and coveted way of life.” The exhibit, co-organized by the Getty Research Institute and the J. Paul Getty Museum, explores five key subjects: car culture, urban networks, engines of innovation, community magnets and residential fabric.  The exhibit opens Sunday, Oct. 20 and runs through March 10, 2014.

Stahl House