January 21 – May 28, 2017
Curated by architect and architecture historian, Alan Hess, the exhibition will feature rare photographs and original architectural renderings and plans from the noted architect’s office, as well as period shelter magazines spotlighting Green’s work.
“Architect Aaron G. Green (1917-2001) FAIA, was one of Organic Architecture’s most talented proponents. Inspired by the complex patterns, rugged textures and varied forms of nature, Organic Modernism offered an alternative to the sharp-edged glass box Modernism known as the International Style. Though he worked primarily in the San Francisco Bay Area, Green launched his career in Los Angeles after World War II when the region’s creative energy flourished.
Green’s long independent practice produced Organic designs for custom homes, public housing, churches, schools, and internment facilities. He was widely published in House Beautiful and Architectural Digest. But his additional role as Frank Lloyd Wright’s associate in their joint San Francisco office also placed him at the forefront of some of America’s most visionary architecture during the fruitful final decade of Wright’s life. The graceful Butterfly Wing bridge to cross southern San Francisco Bay was never built, but the equally visionary Marin County Civic Center was; Wright entrusted Green to see it to completion after Wright’s death.
This is the first exhibit of Aaron G. Green’s work to be presented in Southern California.” – Alan Hess, Curator
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