Living with the Land: Park Planned Communities and the Horizontal City

Wednesday Jun 12, 2013 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM This is a past program

With Nicholas Olsberg.

America’s many variations on the idea of the garden city and suburb include Frank Lloyd Wright’s Broadacre City, Cloverleaf, and cooperative Usonias. Regionally, we look at Robert Alexander’s Baldwin Hills Village, Jones’s work at Crestwood Hills, Whitney Smith’s Blue Ribbon Tract, Gregory Ain and Garrett Eckbo’s Park Planned Community, and John Lautner’s unbuilt Alto Capistrano.

Visionary Development: Design Strategies for Better Living

This series of six talks ties together themes of public and private real estate development in Southern California.

In conjunction with A. Quincy Jones: Building for Better Living.

Pacific Standard Time Presents: Modern Architecture in L.A.

Design Strategies for Better Living is presented as part of Pacific Standard Time Presents: Modern Architecture in L.A. This collaboration, initiated by the Getty, brings together seventeen local cultural institutions from April through July for a wide-ranging look at the postwar built environment of the city as a whole, from its famous residential architecture to its vast freeway network, revealing the city’s development and ongoing impact in new ways.

All Hammer public programs are free and made possible by a major gift from the Dream Fund at UCLA.

Generous support is also provided by Susan Bay Nimoy and Leonard Nimoy, the Simms/Mann Family Foundation, The Brotman Foundation of California, Good Works Foundation and Laura Donnelley, and all Hammer members.