California Modern

California Modern is the term often applied to design and architecture in California from the 1900s through the 1970s. It emerged as a response to the “modernization” of California and the aesthetic that was determined by the time, the place, and the client (either personal or corporate). It encompasses, but is not limited to, Organic Modernism, Moderne, Brutalism, Googie, the homes of the Case Study Program, and the International Style. The American Modern movement was an American reflection of the International and Bauhaus movements and was characterized by open floor plans, the integration of the outside with the interior, and simplicity. California Modern applied these characteristics while targeting the needs of the California consumer which created unique structures for California’s very specific culture and environment.
Collection

Lautner

Ain

Schindler

Neutra

Greene and Greene

Wright

Koenig

Eames, ...

Soriano

Schindler

Gill