Over our first season, we published hundreds of articles, produced twenty-two short documentaries, and aired three hour-long television episodes. We traversed the cultural landscapes sprawling across our state from the metropolises to the towns, between the coast and the desert, across the border, and into the mountains. On New Year's Day, we will be airing a three-hour Artbound Marathon which will feature all of our episodes mashed up into one explosion of Southern California arts and culture. But for the next few days, we will be reliving some of the most read articles by our contributors, breaking down the most popular articles by county and discipline. We hope you enjoy catching up on all the artistic discussions and activities that make California the creative capital of the world!
Arguably the most famous home in Palm Springs, the Kaufmann desert house is a masterpiece -- a structure of unexcelled modernism and sophistication that continues to serve as a model of its type, style, and period.
Designing primarily along California's Big Sur Coast, Mark Mills was an experimental architect of structures of an organic quality with emphasis on modern elegance that was informed by the building sites' natural landscape.
Ruth Wallach examines hand-drawn sketches of mid-20th century Modern architecture in Southern California, an art form preserved in the archives of the Helen Topping Architecture and Fine Arts Library at USC.
Frances Anderton discusses the female voice in architecture and the legacy of pioneering architect Julia Morgan.
Palm Springs School Board vs. Modernism. Will the demolition of a modernist building by architect Don Wexler erase history?
Weekly Video Vote Winners from the Architecture/ Design Discipline
With your help, our editorial team reviewed and rated the most compelling weekly articles. One of these articles was passed along to our video production unit, who produced a short-format documentary based on the selected story. Every week, a new video debuted online. And every other month, we compiled the best online material to create a broadcast television episode. Check out all the 2012 head-to-head matches on our vote page.
- Tio's Tacos: Riverside's Folk Art Wonderland
- Steel Modern: A History of Steel Houses in Palm Springs
- Jackrabbit Homestead: Artists, Off-Roaders, and the American Dream Writ Miniature
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California becomes an international export by redefining the concept of city and home.
Through workshops, education and placed based projects, art is the connective tissue of a community.
Funding bubbles, cultural deserts and the politics of access to the arts in the 21st century.
At the shadow of the entertainment industry, video artists and underground filmmakers take a stand.
Noir, sunshine and dystopia create a multi-ethnic narrative that is read, watched and admired around the globe.
Multi-hyphenate works that combine disciplines, remix dogmas, and reinvent the wheel.
A dialogue between cultures, the music of our state serves up the California dream like no other artform.
Staging the drama of California through dance, music and theater.
Breaking away from the European and New York vanguard, California reinvents the art world.