Sunday, July 17, 2011

"Timeless, Joy-Giving, Life-Giving Free Spaces to Fulfill Ideally Man's Needs"

"The world may be catching up to the iconoclastic vision of the man who, when asked what he thought of the metropolis that he made his home, said he wanted to roll a giant boulder down Mulholland Drive. If only Lautner had been given the chance to sculpt the cityscape, instead of merely erect rare gems. The man who designed the Googie Coffee Shop — the origin of the name for a whole style of design—could even make roadside vernacular sing."

Evelyn McDonnell in the LA Weekly marks the centennial of architect John Lautner's birth.

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