When I first entered the exhibit I was drawn over to the big metal RV, it was so shiny. I was really fascinated by everything there because everything seemed to be ahead of it's time for that era. Everything seemed to look smooth, shiny, and futuristic. I had several pieces that I thought we're really interesting such as the photographs paired next to each other of Fairfax and Wilshire we're I think LACMA is located at. I liked the photographs because it showed how rapidly Los Angeles grew in those seven years. I also like the the suites in the exhibition because it reminded me of Mad men and film Noir, the golden age. and that made me think of how guys fashion now seems to be almost as tight as women clothing and it was interesting to see how fashion has come along in seventy years.
|Case Study House #22 by Pierre Koenig, photographed by Julius Shulman|
During the museum I did notice how the males in the room we're surrounding the white pearl two door coupe, while it seem to me that all the woman in the room we're looking at he jewelry in the case. I thought it was funny but also a smart move by curator because their is something for everyone in the exhibit.
I really enjoyed the exhibition because I felt it's purpose was to showcase the California lifestyle in that era. I think it was very successful in doing that because Los Angeles at that time seemed to be so advance, hip, and glamorous and made many people wanted to live in Los Angeles and have those objects for themselves. I can relate this exhibition to the idea of the "California Dream" which I still think is still alive because many people still move here searching for the streets of gold, and desiring the California way of living.