Nature walk / Your Guide to Living in the West

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835 N Kings Road
West Hollywood, CA 90069

Nature walk

The artist and MAK Center staff led a guided walking tour of the Kings Road gardens and landscaping. Looking at a 1932 site plan, they discussed Schindler’s intentions and choices in designing the grounds, and the logic of the preservation process that later followed.

Your Guide to Living in the West

Taking its title from Sunset magazine, this fireside group reading and sharing of advice, tips, and instructions for relocation and reconnection with the landscape, explored the shift from camping to permanent residence. The artist and MAK Center staff presented a number of texts across the decades that deal in the practicalities of wanderlust. Guests were fully encouraged to bring their own to share as well.

Photo: Schindler bathing at Illiluette Falls, Yosemite National Park, October-November 1921. Photograph by Pauline Schindler. The Architecture of R.M. Schindler (Los Angeles: Museum of Contemporary Art, Harry N. Abrams, Inc., 2001).