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Monday, March 14, 2011

More Modernism Out West

Los Angeles: High School for the Visual and Performing Arts (2009) by Coop Himmelbau.

Scottsdale, Ariz.: Taliesin West (1937) by Frank Lloyd Wright.

San Francisco: St. Mary's Cathedral (1971) by Pietro Belluschi; strutural engineering by Pier Luigi Nervi.

Oracle, Ariz.: Biosphere 2 (1991) by Peter Pearce, a former associate of Buckminster Fuller.

Pacific Palisades, Calif.: Case Study House No. 8 (1949) by Charles and Ray Eames.

Denver Public Library (1990) by Michael Graves.

Palm Springs: Menrad House (1957) by William Krisel.

Tempe, Ariz.: City Hall (1970) by Michael & Kemper Goodwin.

Sedona, Ariz.: Chapel of the Holy Cross (1956) by Ashen and Allen.

Los Angeles: Walt Disney Concert Hall (2003) by Frank Gehry.

Arizona desert, approximately 70 miles north of Phoenix: Barrel vaults at Arcosanti, an experiemental enclave begun in 1970 by Paolo Soleri.

Cañon City, Co.: Royal Gorge Bridge (1929).

Scottsdale: Taliesin West Promenade Spire (2004), based on an element of an unused design by Frank Lloyd Wright for a new Arizona state capitol. 

San Francisco: M. H. de Young Memorial Museum (2005) by Herzog and de Meuron.

Los Angeles: Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels (2002) by Rafael Moneo.
To see more, visit: Modernism Out West

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