Venice Eclectic: Modern Architecture from the 1970s and ‘80s

Los Angeles Conservancy
Apr 10, 2013 10:32PM

As part of Pacific Standard Time Presents: Modern Architecture in L.A., the Los Angeles Conservancy's Curating the City: Modern Architecture in L.A. will look at L.A. architecture from 1940 to 1990, venturing for the first time into the relatively new preservation territory of the 1970s and ‘80s. 

On April 20th, the series kicks off with a much-anticipated one-day-only architectural tour of Venice, “Venice Eclectic: Modern Architecture from the 1970s and ‘80s." The tour will explore how affordable land, a culture of creativity, and an open-minded community made Venice of the 1970s and ‘80s the right place and time for experimental young architects like Steven Ehrlich, Frederick Fisher, Frank Gehry and Frank Israel, to cut their teeth on new designs using unorthodox materials in limited spaces. Not only will the public have the opportunity to peek inside some of Venice's best architectural gems, they can also better understand the special relationship between art and architecture unique to Venice. Throughout the day,  late actor, filmmaker, artist and art collector Dennis Hopper's former home will be on view; Chuck Arnoldi will be at his studio to greet guests; and Ed Moses' studio will be open for two hours. The day also includes a 45-minute panel discussion featuring architects Steven Ehrlich, Frederick Fisher, and Brian Murphy. 


Top: Hopper House; Bottom: Arnoldi Studio. Photography by Larry Underhill. 

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