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Friday, November 14, 2014
ARCHIVE / STREAMLINE MODERNE ARCHITECTURE & DESIGN
Example of Cube House architecture, Helmond, Netherlands
EXPERT IN THE FIELD—Any architecture/design writer worth
her/his post-Gutenberg efforts is only as good as his/her sources.Experts make the best sources because they
add validation to what is being reported.A good article weaves expert comments throughout.The more experts you quote the better the
story. Otherwise what is being presented is simply opinion.
Saturday, Diane Kane, a solid expert on many facets of architecture will be
speaking Nov. 15 at the ongoing lecture series organized by Friends of San
“International Crossroads,” her talk will range between Cube House and
Streamline Moderne architecture/design.
have to be a seasoned reporter or a fledgling design writer to appreciate what
this expert will have to say.How many
times have wavered whether or not to attend a lecture only to realize when it
was over how inspiring the experience turned out to be.
[From FSDA website:] “...Diane Kane is a
former Senior Planner from the City of San Diego, where she handled large-scale
historical surveys as part of the long range planning process. Previously, she
was the Heritage Resources Coordinator for Caltrans in Los Angeles, where she
conducted environmental review of historic properties.
in 19th and 20th Century architectural history and urban planning, Dr. Kane
holds an MA in Art History from UC Berkeley and a PhD in Architectural History
from UC Santa Barbara. She has taught these subjects at several colleges and
universities, including the NewSchool of Architecture & Design, the Design
Institute, SDSU, UCLA, University of Redlands, and Cal Poly, Pomona. As a
Trustee and Vice-President of Programs for the California Preservation Foundation,
she is a frequent contributor to CPF conferences, workshops and webinars.
worked closely with architect Ione Stiegler in the recent renovation of
Wisteria Cottage, the home of the La Jolla Historical Society. She wrote the
historical structures report for the project, documenting features of the
cottage, people who lived there, and important events that occurred. In the
archives at UC Santa Barbara, Diane located Irving Gill’s working drawing of
Wisteria Cottage which proved to be a better guide for the project than a faded
copy in the Historical Society’s archive. Although Kane and Stiegler were not
able to identify the original architect, they did discover that Gill added
Wisteria’s lower level, the cobblestone walls surrounding the property and the
cobblestone supporting terraces.
volunteer work associated with the La Jolla Historical Society’s efforts to
save the La Jolla Post Office, Dr. Kane was named Save Our Heritage
Organisation’s 2014 “Preservationist of the Year.”