2013-03-07 20:54:54 - Dion Neutra speaks on controversial demolition of cyclorama building and more; Eames Demetrios talks about famous family and more, all on “Dishing the Dirt on Design” on VoiceAmerica
PHOENIX – Less than two weeks after the controversial demolition of the Richard Neutra-designed Cyclorama Building in Gettysburg, PA, Neutra’s son Dion Neutra will be a guest on VoiceAmerica Talk Radio Network’s “Dishing the Dirt on Design.” The program, which will also feature another legendary name in design, Eames Demetrios, will air on the VoiceAmerica Variety Channel ( www.voiceamerica.com/channel/246/voiceamerica-variety) at 4 p.m. Wednesday, March 13, Pacific Time.
“Dishing the Dirt on Design” hosts Eleanor Schrader Schapa and Ann Ascher, both renowned experts in the design field, will talk to Dion Neutra about the Cyclorama demolition – which he called “a tyranny of the minority visited upon the rest of the world” – as well as his own works, his famous father,
and his preservation efforts. Adding a sense of drama to the interview is the fact that it was recorded on March 1 as the Cyclorama building was being destroyed, despite widespread national efforts to save the major public work.
Dion Neutra, a Silverlake resident, has developed numbers of award-winning structures – educational, medical, civic, recreational, and residential. Born in 1926, the same year that his famous architect father formed his practice, he began his apprenticeship at the age of 11 at a drafting table in his father’s office. A cum laude graduate of USC with a Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture, he became one of the youngest corporate members of the American Institute of Architects at age 24.
The other guest on the show, Eames Demetrios, of Los Angeles, comes from an equally famous family and is involved in numerous design and artistic projects, many of which are groundbreaking. He will talk about his famous grandparents, Charles and Ray Eames, his efforts to preserve the Eames House, and his intriguing project Kymaerica and Kcymaerxthaere, an alternate history of the world.
Eames Demetrios is the Director of the Eames Office, which communicates, preserves, and extends the work of his grandparents. His projects there include multimedia production, printed materials, exhibition design, and filmmaking. He has lectured in 39 countries on six continents on topics such as design, sustainability, and Kcymaerxthaere. Demetrios also curates the online DAS Film Fest.com, which features films on design, architecture, and sustainability.
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ABOUT Eleanor Schrader Schapa:
Eleanor Schrader Schapa is an award-winning architectural and interior design historian and consultant who lectures worldwide on the history of architecture, interiors, furniture, and decorative arts. She has been named a Distinguished Instructor by UCLA Extension, where she teaches the history of architecture and interior design in the Architectural and Interior Design Program. She is also a Professor of Art and Architectural History at Santa Monica College, where she has been named an Honor Society Instructor of the Year. She has done graduate work in fine and decorative arts at Sotheby’s Institute in London and New York and also holds an M.B.A. from Loyola Marymount University. She has served as a Design Review Commissioner for the City of Beverly Hills. She is a member of the Board of Directors of the John Lautner Foundation, the Board of Directors of the Beverly Hills Historical Society and the Malibu Adamson House Foundation. She co-hosts a radio show on Voice America called “Dishing the Dirt on Design.”
ABOUT Ann Ascher:
Ann Ascher, president of Ann Ascher Interiors, Inc., has an international clientele covering both residential and commercial projects, which range throughout the United States as well as the United Kingdom, Italy, and Brazil.The designer's work is known for affordable creations of rich and luxurious style, tailored to the individual tastes of each client. Tremendous attention is paid to craftsmanship and detail. The firm has solidified its reputation as a reliable provider of “turn key installations.” These installations are completed quickly and cover every aspect of the project from furnishings to art and accessories. Projects include many apartments at the famed Carlyle Hotel in New York City, including the renovation and design of what was formerly President John F. Kennedy's apartment at the hotel. Ms. Ascher's varied client list covers elegant homes, prestigious clubs, and corporate offices, in both this country and abroad.
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