"The art of architecture is in change. Architecture needs a face that can be recognized as committed to that change; a face to show that architecture is a social art in an industrial age, above all concerned with the individual. Architecture is not frozen music, as Goethe suggested, it is the body of humanism. Let us protect it."
Bertrand Goldberg (1913-1997)
Marina City Complex, Chicago 1961
In describing the tower plan in a 1959 speech at the start of building, Goldberg insisted that it wasn't cylindrical, rather, it was "...the organization of a tremendous sunflower - where the core is the center of the flower and each of the bays emanating from the core are very much - both in shape and in organization - like the petal of a flower."
He ended his speech with this: "Marina City has been called revolutionary, but I do not believe along with Corbusier that things are revolutionized by making revolutions. The revolution lies in the solution of existing problems."
taken from here...
Miller Lamp Co.
enameled copper, glass
5.5 dia x 14 h inches
A fine pair of pagoda form lamps with green and red enamel under each louver, creating a unique light.
K.E.M. Weber, attribution....
Kem Weber (1889-1963) was a furniture and industrial designer, an architect, art director, and a teacher. Weber trained as a cabinetmaker before enrolling at the School of Decorative Arts in Berlin in 1908, where he studied with Bruno Paul. An art director for Barker Bros. Furniture in Los Angeles, he also designed modern sets for films and private residences. His most famous work is probably the "Airline" chair (1934). Weber is also noted for being the main architect of the Walt Disney Studios complex in Burbank, California.