New Getty initiative aims to boost preservation of modern architecture
The Eames House in Pacific Palisades, built in 1949 by the husband-and-wife designers Charles and Ray Eames, was never simply a single-family residence. It was also Case Study House No. 8, among the best-known products of a campaign by the editors of Arts & Architecture magazine to commission stylish and modestly sized prototypes for postwar living.Now, thanks to the Getty Conservation Institute, the house is poised to become a case study all over again — this time in the service of historic preservation.
The Getty had announced that it is launching a new international program, the Conserving Modern Architecture Initiative, in hopes of giving preservation architects new and more sophisticated strategies to shore up 20th century buildings