Partners and Resources
Organizations partnering with the Conservancy on the '70s Turn 50 initiative support us in many ways. Thank you to our friends and partners!
For more information on Los Angeles in the 1970s, explore the resources below, provided by particpating partners.
- It shines a light on a distinctive Millard Sheets work that is unique in that it does not depict a characteristic historical figural scene
- Its subject matter was inspired by a Latin American textile, showing a scene of birds and geometric abstraction "weaving," which was purchased by Sheets on one of his many trips to Mexico.
- It was a part of the Ahmanson Home Savings and Loan bank commissions in the 1950s, 60s, and 70s, which were meant to "celebrate community history," in this case perhaps a link to Guatemalan textiles acknowledges the largest population in Guatemala outside of the country in Southern California.
- It highlights conservation processes that bring together science, engineering, art and history to inform, educate and inspire.
The following are links to FIDM Museum blog posts relating to 1970s designers and trends.
Color to the Max
Happy Earth Day!
Pierre Cardin Relax quilted jacket, 1979
Plaid platform shoes, c. 1972
Silk chiffon evening dress, 1975
Sonia Rykiel tunic and pants, 1970
What's New, Pussycat?
"Big Shed Syndrome" by Reyner Banham
Article written by Reyner Banham in 1972 for New Society.
With and Without Walls: The Southern California Institute of Architecture and a New School of Los Angeles Architects in the 1970s and 1980s by Benjamin J. Smith
Doctoral dissertation on the formation of SCI-Arc and the impact it made on Los Angeles's emerging architectural culture.
Oral History with Ray Kappe
Transcript of an interview with Ray Kappe, conducted in 1995.
Scroll to the bottom of the page to view photographs from SCI-Arc's early years.
If your organization is interested in partnering with the Conservancy on this initiative, please email Sarah Lann at firstname.lastname@example.org.