Finding Aid for the Models of Case Study Houses 5 and 12, circa 1989 0000149
Finding aid prepared by Chris Marino
Architecture and Design Collection, Art, Design & Architecture Museum
Arts Building Room 1434
University of California
Santa Barbara, California, 93106-7130
Title: Models of Whitney R. Smith Case Study Houses 5 and 12
Identifier/Call Number: 0000149
Contributing Institution: Architecture and Design Collection, Art, Design & Architecture Museum
Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 8.0 Linear feet (2 models)
Date: circa 1989
creator: Museum of Contemporary Art (Los Angeles, Calif.) .
creator: Smith, Whitney Rowland, 1911-2002
Open for use by qualified researchers.
Gift of the Museum of Contemporary Art, circa 1990.
Models of Whitney R. Smith Case Study Houses 5 and 12, Architecture and Design Collection. Art, Design & Architecture Museum; University of California, Santa Barbara.
The models that comprise this collection were built for the exhibit “Blueprints for Modern Living: History and Legacy of the Case Study Houses” which showed for 5 months (October 1989 to February 1990) at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles. The exhibit was curated by Elizabeth Smith and entailed full-scale walk-through constructions of original Case Study houses which were presented together with models, drawings, photographs, and design objects.
This collection consists of two models of Case Study Houses 5 and 12, homes designed in 1945 and 1946, respectively, but never built by Whitney R. Smith.
Subjects and Indexing Terms
Smith, Whitney Rowland, 1911-2002
Case Study House No. 12 (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Case Study House No. 5 (Los Angeles, Calif.)