“For designers, LA-o-philes, architects & artists, futurists & historians, this is an indispensable tour of the bones and blueprints of our unique city.” Read more…. Continue reading
2. MicroparcelizationDingbat apartments, with their famously vulnerable “soft story,” are at the heart of the new Los Angeles earthquake retrofitting law. Read the LA Times article for an in depth look at this city-wide issue. Continue reading
The book’s central matter, the field guide to dingbats, will change the way you see L.A. Continue reading
Almost every Angelino has a dingbat story. It might be a tale of love and loss in a sixties-era apartment complex or a joke about a friend who lived in stucco box in West L.A. with “stoner” scrawled across the facade in fancy script…. Continue reading
We spoke to editors Thurman Grant and Joshua G. Stein about what we can still learn from the lowly dingbat.
How did the Dingbat 2.0 competition come about? Continue reading
Panelists, including editors Thurman Grant and Joshua G. Stein, architectural historian Steven Treffers, and architect Barbara Bestor discuss the many aspects of dingbat architecture and ways in which the apartment building type – synonymous with LA’s rapid post-war urban expansion – might be re-envisioned for the 21st century. Cohosted by the Society of Architectural Historians Southern California Chapter. Continue reading
We are pleased to announce the upcoming publication of Dingbat 2.0 in the Spring of 2016. The book is the first critical study of the most ubiquitous and mundane Los Angeles building type. Equally praised and vilified, dingbat apartments were a critical enabler of Los Angeles’ rapid post-war urban expansion. Known for their mid-century decorative facades, … Continue reading
We are happy to find Charles Paterson’s fruitful life and career included on the new Aspen Modern website. He can be found on the second row under the architects tab among such notable company as Herbert Bayer, Fritz Benedict, and Buckminster Fuller. A short video history of the Wrightian-Organic movement in Aspen also mentions Paterson’s … Continue reading
We are so excited to be hosting Christopher Long, the editor of Paul T. Frankl | Autobiography and Paulette Frankl, Paul T. Frankl’s daughter on March 3 through 8, 2014.
We have several wonderful lecture and book signing events planned during which art, architecture, and design enthusiasts will have a chance to meet Christopher Long and Paulette Frankl, ask questions, and purchase signed copies of this award winning new book.
Paul T. Frankl | Autobiography is the never-before published memoir of one of the pioneers of American modernism. You can learn more about this title and read reviews by visiting THIS PAGE. Continue reading
The Gap describes itself as “the most important magazine for pop culture and music in Austria.” It is no wonder that we were excited to find a review on this influential site about our latest title, Paul T. Frankl | Autobiography. Continue reading
We are excited to announce that our latest title, Paul T. Frankl | Autobiography, was reviewed in the December 2013 issue of Architektur Aktuell. Read our translation of the German article below or download this article in its original German. Continue reading
Since the inception of DoppelHouse Press, we have wanted to launch a Journal in which we can explore the many topics that interest us. 2014 marks the first year of The Nomadic Journal. Our first issue features a conversation with painter Liat Yossifor and a film review by Seph Rodney. Continue reading
Escape Home — Rebuilding a Life after the Anschluss
By Charles Paterson and Carrie Paterson
Santa Monica Public Library
Sunday, July 21, 2013
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Vienna’s Shooting Girls: Jewish Women Photographers in Vienna
Oct. 23, 2012 – March 3, 2013.
Works by Claire Beck Loos, Madame d’Ora, Trude Fleischmann, Edith Tudor Hart, and Hilde Zipper-Strnad, among others. Curated by Iris Meder and Andrea Winklbauer. Continue reading
Charles Paterson interview and Schanzer Family archives included in Wien Museum architecture exhibition:
Sept. 6, 2012 – Jan 13, 2013.
Curated by Eva-Maria Orosz and Andreas Nierhaus. Continue reading