Recommended: Birth of the Cool


Last weekend I went to see “Birth of the Cool: California Art, Design, and Culture at Midcentury” at the Oakland Museum of California. The exhibition “captures an era in post-war Southern California when exploration in architecture, art, music and design coalesced to form a modern sensibility based on living well.” Good show. Here’s a few related links:

Architectural photographer Julius Shulman (+)

Designer Alvin Lustig

Jazz photographer William Claxton

Painter Karl Benjamin

Designers Charles and Ray Eames (+)

BOTC on Flickr

BOTC on YouTube

BOTC on Amazon

Take Bart. They even made a playlist for you

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