Category Archives: 70’s

barbara shawcroft and “legs”

A long and contentious relationship between Bay Area fiber artist Barbara Shawcroft and the management of the Bay Area Rapid Transit system has apparently come to a conclusion with the recent removal of her massive work titled “Legs” from the Embarcadero … Continue reading

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the design in fassbinder’s “world on a wire”

I had heard that Rainer Werner Fassbinder’s film for German TV called “World On a Wire” was an especially good bleak futuristic sci-fi movie, and so I rented the DVD from Netflix. I really enjoyed the movie, but as a … Continue reading

Posted in 60's, 70's, alfred kill, fabricius and kastholm, fassbinder, joe colombo | 2 Comments

“creating modern furniture”

These pictures are from the 1975 book “creating modern furniture” by Dona Meilach. It is a how-to book for craftspeople with lots of great basic information about building your own furniture, mainly out of wood. However, it interests me (the … Continue reading

Posted in 70's, california, craft, dan wenger, edward g. livingston, federico armijo, hal e. davis, jack rogers hopkins, jocko johnson, mabel hutchinson, svetozar radakovitch, tom tramel, william a. keyser | 4 Comments