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Edward A. Killingsworth: Setting a Modern Standard
SAHSCC Tour
Saturday, February 05, 2005

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On Saturday, February 5th, SAH/SCC is proud to present Edward A. Killingsworth: Setting a Modern Standard, a self-driven tour of the architects work in Long Beach. The price of the tour is $60 for members ($75 for non-members), which includes access to all selected tour sites, a gourmet box lunch catered by Annie & Maxx, and a descriptive booklet and map noting the buildings on the tour.

Best known in the United States for his involvement in the Case Study House program, Edward A. Killingsworth (1917-2004) went on to define a truly unique style while still referencing the movements purity. Important Killingsworth projects on the tour include Killingsworth, Stricker, Lindgren and Wilson Office Building (1953), Opdahl House (1958), Sealy Residence (1953), and Marina Tower Model Apartment (1959), among others. Showcasing a range of Killingsworth's buildings, this tour on the architects work will highlight his prolific and broad career that spanned a 50-year time period.

Like all great architects, Killingsworth's projects were infused with the basic elements of light, space, and materiality. His close relationships with key architectural figures, such as Charles and Ray Eames, John Entenza, A. Quincy Jones, Pierre Koenig, Esther McCoy, Marvin Rand, and Julius Shulman, and influential clients, such as Edward Frank and Conrad Hilton, played a central theme in his life and work. Of equal importance were his global travels, which he drew upon for inspiration and personal enrichment. Yet despite this worldly and fast-paced lifestyle, Killingsworth remained true to his Long Beach roots, both on a mental and physical level.

Please join us for an enriching day exploring the work of one of California's most interesting practitioners in architecture. For those who want the day complete, for an additional $25 there will be an exclusive cocktail reception at a private Killingsworth residence at the end of the tour with Cara Mullio and Jennifer M. Volland, authors of the new book "Long Beach Architecture, The Unexpected Metropolis" published by Hennessey & Ingalls. Please note that the reception will be limited to the first 40 paid reservations.

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