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John Lautner (1978) Part 1 of 201:02:12

John Lautner discusses his work, stressing construction details of several buildings in Los Angeles. He shows his family’s Swiss cabin on Lake Superior where he worked as a carpenter when he was twelve years old. He includes details about his first house, built in 1939 and the Sheats Apartments (1948). He describes his use of silicon joints and hanging glass walls in Silvertop (1957-76). He states, “I have at least ten practical reasons for one aesthetic reason to do anything.” Lautner also expresses his dislike of Los Angeles.

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