1. Film by Eric Minh Swenson. Music by Bill Leyden

    Oceans: Dedicated to the Seas...

    A solo exhibition of works by Malibu artist & gallerist Seda Baghdasarian.
    Malibu Lumber Yard Gallery is an environmental gallery started by the artist and is dedicated to the environment.
    MLY Gallery is happy to support Sea Shepherd California and profits from sales of artwork, will benefit Sea Shepherd, an organization making all the difference in the quest to protect marine mammals and the seas locally and around the globe.

    Seda had dedicated the entire exhibition to the Seas...The subject matter of many of Seda's canvases deal with the local environment, capturing from life the essence of its beautiful landscape. Many moods of the ocean and especially nocturnal full moon paintings are depicted in expressive colors, familiar scenes to many of us, yet viewed in a different and new way. " I have always loved the ocean! As a young child, we spent the summers at a resort by the Caspian Sea. Experiencing the change while traveling in a car from the crowded city of Teheran, to the beauty of the green coast and seeing the change, the sight and sound and smell of the ocean, struck me as the most magical experience in the world."

    ...Whether visiting an island in Hawaii, or living on the coasts of England and France, as well as spending holidays, in exotic locations, like Fiji and the Galapagos, instilled in me, a great deal of concern, for preserving the beauty of the land.

    Living on the shore in Malibu and observing the sea, as the waves rolled in gently and withdrew, I had a sense of touching eternity ... ever changing, yet ever the same.

    Seeing development engulf the beaches, in places, wherever I was exposed to them, brought the issues of preservation to my attention. Our ecosystems are all self-sustaining environments, forever evolving.

    The biosphere (air land and water where life exists), has three main ecosystems: freshwater, terrestrial and ocean. These ecosystems have been stable for long periods of time, defying our imagination, however, since the stone age, humans have shaped the world, on which we depend. Since the development of the engine in the 1700s, we have learned to harness fossil fuels, first coal, later oil and gas to multiply our will by thousands and millions of times.

    No part of the world, from the remotest arctic tundra to the ocean floor, now escapes human impact. Thousands of chemicals that never existed in nature are ubiquitous. PCB's can be found in bodies of polar bears, whales and dolphins at concentrations that endanger their future. Plastics are present in virtually every part of the environment from the soil to our seabeds.

    Our beloved ancient California Condor, one of the world's rarest bird species, is almost extinct, from the digestion of poisons.

    This is a first of a series of exhibits for change - (Oceans, Forests and Rivers)

    In this exhibit, "OCEANS, A Coastal Journey", I would like to first share the beauty & appreciation for the environment and hopefully with the support of the community living and visiting the beautiful coast of Malibu, I can bring awareness of our 'Human Activity'.

    May you always walk in beauty...SEDA

    For more info on Eric Minh Swenson or project inquiries visit his website :thuvanarts.com

    ART SERIES: thuvanarts.com/take1
    MUSIC VIDEOS: thuvanarts.com/musicvideos

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  2. Film by Eric Minh Swenson, Music by Casey Martin Dolan

    Houses of the Sundown Sea:
    The Architectural Vision of Harry Gesner
    By Lisa Germany
    New Photography by Juergen Nogai

    “My basic philosophy and approach to architecture is from somewhere
    primeval. It comes from the heart as well as the head.” —Harry Gesner

    For more than sixty years, observers and architectural aficionados alike have strained to catch glimpses of maverick architect Harry Gesner’s spectacular homes in Southern California. Cantilevering over a sixty-foot drop-off in the hills above Calabasas; and another, tucked away on the grounds of the Getty Museum Center in Los Angeles. A self-taught architect and green design pioneer, Gesner (b. 1925) is still inventing, still creating, still designing.

    Houses of the Sundown Sea: The Architectural Vision of Harry Gesner (Abrams; April 2012; U.S. $75.00/Can. $86.00; ISBN 978-1-4197-0049-1) by Lisa Germany is the first book to examine Gesner’s architecture, tracing his long life and his career from 1945 to the present and opening the doors to fifteen intriguing homes, all located in or near Los Angeles and built, for the most part, during the 1950s through the 1970s. An insightful and revealing text accompanies new photography by Juergen Nogai along with historical photographs and Gesner’s own drawings, floor plans, and blueprints drawn from his remarkably rich archive. Gesner’s utterly unique, often eccentric and unorthodox designs are outside the canons of doctrinaire modernism, yet he is undoubtedly a Modernist, and one whose romantic, quixotic nature has caused his truly extraordinary body of work to be overlooked by many—until now.

    Malibu, Calif.- On Saturday, April 28th, Chocolatebox Café & MLY Art Gallery hosted a reception and book signing for “Houses of Sundown Sea: The Architectural Vision of Harry Gesner” by Lisa Germany and new photography by Juergen Nogai, based on the captivating life journey of one of California’s most legendary architects, Harry Gesner.
    Harry Gesner draws inspiration from nature and the energy of having lived by the ocean in Malibu all his life. Gesner, an avid surfer, whose Malibu Wave House has given inspiration to such architectural icons as the Sydney Opera House, describes his experience in 1956, sketching the ideas right onto his balsa-board with a grease pencil, sitting out in the ocean facing the beach where he camped for a few nights to get to know the elements. The event took place from 4:30 to 6:30 pm at the Malibu Lumber Yard, 3939 Cross Creek Road. MLY Gallery invites the Malibu community and beyond to join her in celebrating the life of Harry Gesner and his great contribution to modern architecture. The exhibition of the same name will continue at the MLY Gallery will through June 2nd.

    For more info on Eric Minh Swenson or project inquiries visit his website :thuvanarts.com
    ART SERIES: thuvanarts.com/take1
    MUSIC VIDEOS: thuvanarts.com/musicvideos

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  3. This work is an alphabetical list of the most important architects with their best known building.
    A lot of them have been left out with grief because we only need one for each letter and we done an effort to have differents nationalities.
    If you love architecture, for more stuff you can follow us in http://www.ombuarchitecture.tumblr.com

    Concept and Animation: Andrea Stinga, Federico Gonzalez
    Art Direction: Federico Gonzalez
    Music: The Butterfly from Eugene C.Rose and George Ruble, (Creative Commons)
    you can download it here: vimeo.com/musicstore/track/10358


    Here is the alphabetical list We hope you enjoy it.

    Alvar AAlto _ Säynätsalo Town hall - Finland
    Luis Barragán _ satellite towers - Mexico city
    Santiago Calatrava _ Lyon - Satolas airport railway station - lyon France
    Luís Domènech i Montaner _ Antoni Tàpies foundation - Barcelona
    Eduardo Souto de Moura _ Paula Rego's House of Stories _ Cascais _ portugal
    Norman Foster_ London City Hall _ England
    frank Gehry _ Guggenheim bilbao _ Spain
    herzog & de meuron _ Beijing National Stadium _ CHina
    Arata Isozaki _ Palau Sant Jordi _ barcelona
    Philip Johnson _ The Glass House _ New Canaan _ United state
    Louis Kahn _ National Parliament of Bangladesh _ Dhaka city
    le corbusier _ Villa Savoye _ Poissy, Francia
    Ludwig Mies van der Rohe _ barcelona pavilion _ Spain
    oscar niemeyer _ National Congress of Brazil, Brasília
    Joseph Maria Olbrich _ Secession building, vienna - Austria
    César Pelli _ Petronas Twin Tower _ Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
    Giacomo Quarenghi _ the Smolny Institute _ St. Petersburg, Russia.
    Renzo Piano + Richard Rogers _ Pompidou Centre _ Paris, Francia
    Álvaro Siza _ Ibere camargo foundation _ porto alegre _ Brazil
    kenzo Tange _ Tokyo Olympic Stadium - Japan
    Jørn Utzon _ Sydney Opera House _ Australia
    William Van Alen _ Chrysler Building _ New York City
    frank lloyd wright _ guggenheim new york _ United state
    Iannis Xenakis _ Philips pavilion _ Expo '58 in Brussels
    Minoru Yamasaki _ World Trade Center
    Zaha Hadid_The Pierres Vives building _ Montpellier, France

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  4. The Hayward Neon Tower sited atop the prominent elevator shaft on the South Bank's Hayward Gallery has been a familiar landmark for Londoners since 1972. Designed by Philip Vaughan and with electronics engineered by Roger Dainton, it was commissioned by the Arts Council of Great Britain and the Greater London Council in 1970, following a search for public arts ideas to bring attention to the area.
    The tower has been taken down in 2008, for 'renovation' purposes, but should be back up soon, enlivening the South Bank's skyline.

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