Archival Program Information
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Friday, September 19, 2008
Day One
Billy Wilder Theater, The Hammer Museum

3:00–4:00 p.m.
Curator's Tour of the Exhibition Between Earth and Heaven: The Architecture of John Lautner

4:00–4:15 p.m.
Welcome and Opening Remarks

4:15–5:15 p.m.
Session 1: The Search for Fluidity

Reason vs Reception in the Work of Eladio Dieste
Stanford Anderson, Professor of History and Architecture at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Lautner and the Brazilians: New World Modernism
Alan Hess, historian, and the architecture critic for the San Jose Mercury News

Modernist Mavericks in the Midwest
Robert Bruegmann, University Distinguished Professor of Art History, Architecture and Urban Planning and Policy at the University of Illinois at Chicago

5:15–6:00 p.m.
Panel Discussion

Chair: Wim DeWit, Head, Department of Architecture and Design, Getty Research Institute

Friday, September 19, 2008
Billy Wilder Theater, The Hammer Museum
7:30 p.m.
Evening Conversation

Engaging Lautner's Built Legacy in the 21st Century
Chair: Christopher J. Alexander, Associate Curator of Architecture and Design, Getty Research Institute

Saturday, September 20, 2008
Day Two
Museum Lecture Hall, The Getty Center

10:00–10:15 a.m.

Welcome and Opening Remarks
Andrew Perchuk, Assistant Director for Contemporary Programs and Research, Getty Research Institute

10:15–10:45 a.m.


Los Angeles, Capital of Lautner's America
Jean-Louis Cohen, Sheldon H. Solow Professor in the History of Architecture at the Institute of Fine Arts at New York University

10:45–11:00 a.m. Break

11:00–11:45 a.m.
Session 2: The Shapes of Antirationalism

Rationalism and Irrationalism in the 1950s: CIAM versus Team 10
Eric Mumford, Associate Professor of Architecture, History, and Art History at Washington University in St. Louis

From Rationalism to Expressionism in the Architecture of Paul Rudolph
Timothy Rohan, Associate Professor of Art History in the Department of Art, Architecture and Art History at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst

11:45 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Panel Discussion

Chair: Dell Upton, Professor of Architectural History and Chair of the Department of Art History at the University of California, Los Angeles

12:30–2:00 p.m.

2:00–3:00 p.m.

Session 3: The California Condition

California Curves and the Domestic Sphere
Sandy Isenstadt, Assistant Professor of History of Art at Yale University

The California Garden at Mid-Century
Marc Treib, Professor of Architecture Emeritus at the University of California, Berkeley

3:00–3:15 p.m. Break

3:15–4:15 p.m.

Session 4: The Architecture of Attraction

Highway to Horizon: Lautner and the Disappearing Line
Nicholas Olsberg, cultural historian and curator; co-curator of Between Earth and Heaven: The Architecture of John Lautner

Pop Goes the Culture, or 6 Episodes in Search of an Architect
Sylvia Lavin, Professor and Director of Critical Studies and MA/PhD programs at University of California, Los Angeles

4:15–4:30 p.m.

4:30–5:30 p.m.
Panel Discussion

Chair: Greg Hise, Professor of History at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Saturday, September 20, 2008
Harold M. Williams Auditorium, The Getty Center
8:00 p.m. Evening Conversation

Free-Form Living: A Conversation with the Clients and Colleagues of John Lautner
Chair: Rani Singh, Senior Research Associate, Getty Research Institute

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