Organic Architecture - Architecture Organique - Organische Architektur - Arquitectura Orgánica
Organische Architectuur - Arquitetura Orgánica - Oργανική Aρχιτεκτονική - Органическое Зодчество
有机建筑学 - 有機建築學 - 유기 건축술 - 有機性建築
Il Portale Web dell'Architettura Organica - The Web Portal of Organic Architecture - 有机建筑学
Edward A. Schatz :
" THE LEGACY SERIES "
The Legacy Series by Edward A. Schatz is a new archive never before done, whereupon I videotape one-on-one interviews, discussions, informal conversation with the Modern Masters of Art and Organic Architecture from around the world, preserved to DVD for those separated from those people by time and by geography.
It is a living recording of those whilst they burned in the fire that is their lives, to carry on for all times available.
These will serve to teach, inform, open discusssion topics, debates, and for architects and artists tro view their peers and professionals and see what they are doing and thinking in their own words.
Any specific questions that anyone needs to address to me personally, please feel free to e-mail me.
More later, in the spirit of freedom, Edward A. Schatz.
La Serie della Tradizione di Edward A. Schatz è un nuovo archivio in costruzione, che registra le interviste, le discussioni, la conversazione informale con i Maestri Moderni dell'Arte e dell'Architettura Organica di tutto il mondo, conservati a DVD per le persone che sono separati da quella gente dal tempo e dalla geografia. È una registrazione vivente di quelli mentre si sta bruciando il fuoco delle loro vite, per continuare per tutti i tempi in futuro.
Questi serviranno ad insegnare, informare, aprire i soggetti di discussioni, dibattiti ed affinché gli architetti e gli artisti osservino i loro pari e professionisti ed a vedere che cosa stanno facendo e pensando nelle loro proprie parole. Tutte le domande specifiche che chiunque vuole inviarmi personalmente, prego di inviarmele liberamente per e-mail.
Sempre meglio, nello spirito di libertà, Edward A. Schatz.
" The Legacy Series "
8 October 2008
The Legacy Series Advances
My friends; hello.
We are moving forward every day as time moves us along. I wanted to create a series where those creative individuals in organic architecture and art would be remembered and captured in more than static photographs. Something that; beyond their times, people could come and see them and visit with them as they spoke about their lives and answered questions that came into my mind. For many I am too late, Wright and Goff, Gaudi and Zevi are gone. I have conjectured much about the meaning of the Legacy Series in these past few months. I am looking forward to my sojourn to Italy and England for a proposed 11 interviews to the Series. I am looking forward to meeting the Italians, who from the onset have held close a great regard and understanding of Frank Lloyd Wright, Bruce Goff, Antonio Gaudi and Bruno Zevi. I have stated before, perhaps not here, that while we hold sacred and reverence to these masters of the birthing of organic architecture, we have not paid homage to those masters who are where with us now. They are gone, and the world has changed, and no longer are they available to ask of and solve our dilemmas, so now, we must turn to the new masters. I remember during an interview many years hence; with architect Norm Applebaum of Mt. Helix residence near San Diego stating “when you meet these people, ask everything you wish to know of them, have them tell their stories, because when they are gone, the story is over and the book is closed.” This is where the Legacy Series enters, with regard and affection and understanding to those we are learning from now. I have always been bothered by our means of lauds to those already gone, and forget the lionization of those still alive.
We all have common ancestors and ancestry, our common thread to the past from mankind’s earliest residents; our huddled masses in caves resplendid with pretroglyphs. The two forms; shelter from the elements, enemies, predators, weather and all of the other considerations that collaterally follow that, and the art forms that marked those dwellings inside and out, have followed us through our evolution and development. They are as essential to our movement through time, as sustenance and, fire, water and air. They are records as well as necessities.
We have in fact, forgotten our colleagues and friends from who we learn from, and this is wrong. It is not a popular idea I am expressing here, but simply a truthful one. These candid sittings may be our only like to see these people for those of us too far geographically from them, or have not means to procure a happenstance meeting to hold court with them, or simply born too late. The vibrancy of their lives and speech and joy and that which they were in the fires that burned which are their lives. I am constantly looking about to see who must be considered, and fret occasionally that I may not get to some individuals, or in some instance missed some, something I had previously not considered.
The Series has now fully bifurcated, and those artists, who were originally not given the call, now have; and have responded well. There is art in architecture and architecture in art. It is art, in large part that drives these creative architects, and for many artists, architecture that in turn captures their eye. There are also those who gentle straddle the fence between the two, and are strong in their devotion for both.
I am not always certain, except what I feel is right, who must be included here, and their names are many. So, I must continue forward and speak to as many as it is possible, and then let time and others decide if I did right by them. If we wait until they are gone, then we will never know them. I hope that I have it in me to sit with all of these individuals whom have so far enriched my life beyond measure. So, my friends; welcome………….
Edward A. Schatz
The architect’s “Legacy Series”: consented/confirmed participants
08 participants- September- proposed from September 14th to September 30th
Roger Dean- artist/architectural designer East Sussex
Christopher Day- architect Wales -
Patrick Woodroffe- artist Cornwall postponed
Rodney Matthews- artist East Wales till 2009
Chris Achilleos- artist London
Chris Foss- artist Guernsey
Giovanni D’Ambrosio- architect Rome
Carmine & Carlo Sarno- architects Naples (13)
Beniamino & Laura Rocca- architects Milan
Aldo Loris Rossi- architect Naples
Mario Galvagni- architect Milan
Giuliano Chelazzi- architect Florence
Maurizio Manzieri- artist Turin
Steve Hanson- construction/design- Australia
Gregory Burgess- architect- Australia
Laurie Virr- architect- Australia (4)
Peter Cresswell- architect- New Zealand
John R. Kay- architect- British Columbia, Canada
Steve Badanes- architect- Washington
R H Oshatz- architect- Portland, Oregon (6)
Milenko Matanovic- artist/builder- Issaquah, Washington
Joseph Henry Wythe- architect- Sandpoint, Idaho
(Glen Small- architect Waldport, Oregon moving to Nicaragua?)
Alicia Austin- artist West Hills, Calif.
Wallace Cunningham- architect San Diego, California
Rick & Ruth Meghiddo- architects/artists Long Beach, California
Allyn Morris- architect Silverlake, California
William Stout- artist Pasadena, California- October ? (11)
Arthur Stern- architect/glass artist Benicia, California
Eric Corey Freed- architect- San Francisco, California
Richard Keding- architect Santa Rosa, California
Eugene Tsui- architect Emeryville, California
Frank Cirocco- artist San Jose, Calif.
Stanley Mouse- artist Sebastopol, Calif.
Randolph Henning- architect North Carolina
Dan Duckham- architect North Carolina (3)
Jim H. Fox- architect North Carolina
Douglass J. Cardinal- architect- , Canada
Greg Wright- architect- Capetown. South Africa
Alberts en Van Huut- architects- Netherlands
Bart Prince- architect Albuquerque, New Mexico
Robert Allan Bowlby- architect Denver, Colorado
Terry Brown- architect Texas
Peter Vetsch- architect- Switzerland
Larry Zgoda- architectural glass Chicago, Illinois
Gary McCowan- architect Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Kamal Amin- architect Scottsdale, Arizona
Carlos Paez Villaro- artist/architect Punta Ballena, Uruguay
Ciruelo Cabral- artist Barcelona, Spain
James Christensen- tentative Sundance, Utah
Charles Vess- Abingdon ,Virginia
Jean Giraud- , France
Chris Moore- tentative , England
Brian and Wendy Froud- , England
Not yet consented or contacted
Bruce Pennington - UK
Non Participating Individuals
Santiago Calatrava- architect, Switzerland **** declined
Wellington Quigley- architect, San Diego **** declined
Kendrick Bangs Kellogg- architect, San Diego **** declined
Norm Applebaum- architect, San Diego **** declined
Julius Schulman- archit. photographer , Los Angeles **** declined
Paolo Soleri- architect. Arizona **** declined
Antoine Predock- architect, New Mexico **** declined
Jacques Gillet- architect, Belgium **** declined
Frank Gehry- architect, Santa Monica **** declined
Gary Tucker- architect- Santa Rosa, California **** declined
Syd Mead- graphic designer, Los Angeles **** declined
Richard Corben- artist, California **** declined
Barry Windsor-Smith- artist, NY **** declined
Arthur Quarmby- architect, England **** declined
Andy Goldsworthy- sculptor, Scotland **** unable to contact
Narcissus Quagliata- stained glass- Mexico **** no reply
Javier Senosian- architect- Mexico **** no reply
Michael Barsochini- architect, Malibu **** no reply
Dale Chuhuly- glass artist, Washington **** no reply
Bernadetta Tagliabue- architect, Italy **** no reply
Will Bruder- architect- New Mexico **** no reply
Fred Stitts-architect/ teacher- San Francisco *** no reply
Christopher Alexander- San Francisco *** no reply
Renzo Piano- architect, Italy *** no reply
Savin Couelle- architect, Italy *** no reply
Sandor Devenyi- architect, Hungary *** postponed
Imre Makovecz- architect, Hungary *** postponed
Gyorgy Csete- architect, Hungary *** postponed
Antti Lovag- builder, France *** no reply
Boris Vallejo and Julie Bell- artists, Pennsylvania *** declined
Gahan Wilson- artist, NY **** declined
Peter de Se’ve- artist, NY **** refused contact
David Pearson- architect, England *** unable to contact
Lela Dowling- artist, California *** no reply
Rowena Morrill- artist, NY *** no reply
Berni Wrightson-artist, Ca *** unable to contact
H. R. Giger- artist Switzerland *** no reply
Gaetano Pesce- architect , NY *** no reply
Olivia Berardinis- artist, Malibu, Ca *** no reply
Dan Erickson- architect **** deceased, Octopber 27, 2006, Barrington, Illimois.
Alton Kelly- artist **** deceased, June 1, 2008, San Francisco, California.
Dean Bryant Vollendorf- architect **** deceased, May 6, 2008, Charlotte, North Carolina.
Nader Khalili- architect **** deceased, March 5, 2008, Hesperia, California
Eugene Fay Jones- architect **** deceased,
sam malloof- san gabriel valley, california, nov 13, 2005, qpprox. 45 minutes
arthur dyson- fresno, california, march 16, 2006, approx. 3 hours
drew hubbell- san diego, california, march 22, 2006, approx. 2 hours
eric lloyd wright- malibu, california, july 16, 2006, 1 hour 52 minutes.
daniel lieberman- inverness ridge, california, august 25, 2006, approx. 2 hours
mickey muennig- big sur, california, august 23, 2006, approx. 1 hour
obie bowman- cloverdale, california, august 24, 2006, approx. 2 hours
sim van der ryn- inverness, california, august 26, 2006, approx. 1 hour
james schildroth- wiscassset, maine, june 16, 2006, approx.. 1 hour 15 minutes
malcolm wells- brewster, massachusetts, june 17, 2006, approx..41 minutes
eddie jones- phoenix, arizona, july 20, 2007, approx. 1 hr 10 minutes
james hubbell- santa ysabel, california, october 1, 2007, approx.1 hour 2 minutes
helena arahuete- playa del rey, california, january 16, 2008, approx. 1 hour 45 minutes
james wines- new york city, new york, september 14, 2008, approx. 1 hour
stephen hickman- red hook, new york, september 15, 2008, approx. 1 hour 28 minutes
travis louie- red hook, new york, september 16, 2008, approx. 1 hour 14 minutes
michael whelan- danbury, connecticut, september 17, 2008, approx. 1 hour 41 minutes
bob eggleton- warwick, rhode island, september 18, 2008, approx. 1 hour 50 minutes
don maitz- sarasota, florida, september 22, 2008, approx. 1 hour 6 minutes
janny wurts- sararsota, florida, september 23, 2008, approx. 1 hour 28 minutes
william miller- new smyrna beach, florida, september 24, 2008, approx. 55 minutes
Presentations / Slideshow
drew hubbell- Ecowave Conference- 2002
james hubbell- Ecowave Conference- 2002
eric lloyd wright- Ecowave Conference- 2002
kendrick bangs kellogg- Ecowave Conference- 2002
bart prince- San Diego New School of Architecture- 2000
mickey muennig- San Diego New School of Architecture- 1999
For information on " The Legacy Series " to contact :
Edward A. Schatz : Architectural Archivist / Photographer
5279 Deeboyar Avenue, Lakewood, California, 90712
"...i will dance with you in the stars, between the fall of the sun and the rise of the moon..."
"...Take care of your life and treasure it, for contained within it are the most wondrous things you can imagine..."
Fonte midi : Testify to Love , by Wynonna Judd , arr. Avalon , www.wynonna.com , www.sehaisetediluce.it/iwilltestifytolove.htm
Il Portale Web Internazionale dell'Architettura Organica
The International Web Portal of Organic Architecture
Architecture Organique - Organische Architektur - Arquitectura Orgánica
Organische Architectuur - Arquitetura Orgánica - Oργανική Aρχιτεκτονική - Органическое Зодчество
有机建筑学 - 有機建築學 - 유기 건축술 - 有機性建築
ADAO - Amici Dell'Architettura Organica - Organic Architecture Friends
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