San Diego architect Kendrick Bangs Kellogg carries on the philosophy of organic design at the root of modernism ever since Louis Sullivan and Frank Lloyd Wright.
Alan Hess writes in his book Organic Architecture: The Other Modernism, “In his architecture, Kellogg avoids conventional structures and forms, preferring to invent forms to solve the particular requirements of the project”.
Kellogg designed and engineered more than a dozen of the most groundbreaking – and startling – modernist organic residences ever to have been built. He is arguably one of the most significant organic modern master architects of the midcentury and today.
In his buildings, Kellogg, like John Lautner, embraces nature, dares to experiment, and bravely reinterprets Modern principles in new ways for today and tomorrow.
Alan Hess will speak on Kellogg’s extraordinary career, including the magnificent Doolittle House in Joshua Tree, and the Charthouse Restaurant in Rancho Mirage, which lamentably was destroyed by fire. Kellogg is greatly under appreciated, at least not to the extent that he deserves. Alan Hess will give the audience a glimpse into a fresh subject for Modernism Week.
This event qualifies for 1 AIA/CES Learning Units (LU).
Things to Know
This event is for ages 12 and older.
Local covid restrictions in effect at the time of the presentation will be respected.
The entrance to the Annenberg Theater is located behind the Annenberg Theater Box Office, adjacent to the Palm Springs Art Museum's North Parking Lot.
Ample free public parking is available in the multi-level public garage across from the Palm Springs Art Museum.
Handicap parking is available. This event is wheelchair accessible.
The organizer of this event is Modernism Week.
Event Check-in Location
Annenberg Theater, Palm Springs Art Museum, 101 N. Museum Dr., Palm Springs, CA 92262
Photo Credits: Lance Gerber, Last Family Trust, Kellogg and Slatton 1961 Onion House Construction, Desert Sun, Uchimura Kanzo Memorial Stone Church 1988 Japan, Lance Gerber
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