Mid-Century Modern design exhibition- Oakland Museum
Julius Shulman, photograph of Case Study House #21 (Pierre Koenig, architect)
Birth of the Cool: California Art, Design, and Culture at Midcenturyâ€”opening May 17 at the Oakland Museum of Californiaâ€”looks at the painting, architecture, furniture design, decorative and graphic arts, film, and music that launched mid-century modernism in the United States, and established Los Angeles as a major American cultural center. The exhibition continues through August 17, 2008.
Birth of the Cool is accompanied by a 300-page illustrated book (published with Prestel Publishers, 2007), which provides a thorough reassessment of the era.