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Living Architecture: Lina Bo Bardi & Albert Frey

Monday, January 22, 2018, 6:00 PM - 1:00 AM

As part of the Getty-led initiative "Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA," the museum's contribution "Living Architecture: Lina Bo Bardi and Albert Frey" is an unprecedented exploration of two visionary architects who critically expanded the meaning and practice of modern architecture. Bo Bardi (1914-1992) emigrated from Italy to Brazil in 1946 and Frey (1903-1998) from Switzerland to the United States in 1930. Though the two did not meet, Bo Bardi translated Frey's treatise "Living Architecture for Domus," and their personal and professional odysseys are representative of the emergence of São Paulo and Southern California as architectural and cultural laboratories in the middle of the 20th century. They each created modernist houses, furniture, public buildings, and approaches to urban design that move beyond strict rationalism to embrace the social and environmental contexts specific to their adoptive homes in Brazil and Southern California. Bo Bardi and Frey shared a belief in architecture as a way to connect people, nature, building and living. As they embraced modern technologies, they responded to the climate and terrain of the local environment, and the people whose personal and social experiences were touched by those conditions.

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