In March 2013, the historic Gettysburg Cyclorama Center was DEMOLISHED under the aegis
of the very agency that commissioned it! We've termed this
THE GETTYSBURG PRESERVATION CRIME OF THE CENTURY
URGENT! SUPPORT NEEDED NOW!
Our 1958 Connell house in Pebble Beach is in jeopardy! Funds are still needed to complete its nomination for National as well as State Monument status. The hope being that such would convince the current owner to move on, and find another site for its McMansion!
We continue to support the sterling efforts of Sally Abord, who has organized the fund raiser through:
Everyone; let's join and pledge $10; more if you can! $3000 needed NOW!
Prevent another Gettysburg!
Available NOW for only $9.97! Ebook monograph:
THE PRESERVATION DISASTER OF THE 21st CENTURY
The Life and Death of the Neutra Gettysburg Cyclorama Center.
A Comprehensive History; 200 pages replete with pictures, and history of how this project came to be, and why its fate was sealed by failures on the part of the Park Service to properly prepare the community and select superintendents who could love, honor, support and USE this modernist insert into the historic landscape as its newest monument to commemorate not only the battle, the painting, but also the Gettysburg Address.
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In commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the original Battle of Gettysburg, get your signed copy of Dion's 180p. coffee table book; Volume 1 of "The Neutras, Then & Later". Contained therein are spreads on the Cyclorama Center; last views of it in its heyday.
Limited quantities available; get yours while they last; bargain rate: $40 including S&H in the US. $60 others.
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Read and Sign the petition
RAISE THAT RESERVOIR BOTTOM 15'! BREAK UP THE VIEW ONTO THOSE UGLY BANKS!
No matter what part of the world you live in, you can vote to help us influence how this lake transitions to a Public Park within the next five or so years. Sign and get others to join in to overwhelm the City of Los Angeles with interest here, sufficient to make them pause with their plans to give these options serious consideration.
Nothing ventured, nothing gained, right? Thanks for your support. Announce this to your Social Media outlets and contacts for support; make this go VIRAL!
Thanks to one and all for your volunteering and PARTICIPATING!
Meanwhile we continue to count for Kronish until we can report on it's fate
DONATE/SIGN TO CONVERT THE NEUTRA OFFICE BUILDING TO "NEUTRA CENTER"
The Neutra Institute is conducting a National Fund Raising Campaign.
Be among many to commit and continue to change the history of preservation In our country! Our new goal is to also attract some of the richest patrons in our country to step up and make up any shortfall to repurpose this icon to 'The Neutra Center in Silver Lake'! WE NEED $5 MILLION! We propose a partnership with LACMA, to form LACMA EAST! Donations are tax exempt between the County Museum of Art and this Institute.
Can we build on the successes we achieved with our efforts for Kronish? Fans still need the opportunity to visit and experience interiors of saved Neutra examples from history!
The Neutra office Building, built 1950, is the only surviving example of Neutra Commercial Design. As such, it has been a City Monument and listed on the National Register for years. Will this make it any more successful for salvation? Situated amid a cluster of a dozen Neutra's within walking distance, it is the ideal 'central' for visitors and fans. It can also serve as HQ for the Neutra Institute.
To keep this simple for us; please establish a PayPal account or use your credit card and contribute with the most generous amount you can feel comfortable by clicking the "Donate" button below. We'll keep a tally and let you know how we're doing.
NEW AND EXCITING!
Guess what! YOU can own this sketch! For the first time a series of Richard Neutra sketches have been selected to be reproduced for sale. Those selected include two views of the famous Van Der Leeuw (VDL) Research House II, two views of the Garden Grove Community Church and one each of his Howard Hawks House and Monterrey Park Civic Center.
Check Our Open Positions at the Neutra Institute: Executive Assistant Wanted - Apply now for this position to assist business and projects of the Neutra Institute.
Neutra Buildings Sites List and Locations
PUBLISHER FOUND! - New Neutra Book
Bookkeeper Wanted to support Institute/Firm activities
Interested in becoming a Neutra Associate? Read what the Neutra Firm is up to these days and how your architectural experience can help the firm in the design of new and exciting Neutra projects in the 21st Century.
Documentary Film Makers!
Demolition Derby: Lost Monuments! A look at the irrational demolition of significant Neutra architecture in the U.S. and other historical places.
Student Packages: Neutra Office Drawings Available - The Institute now offers student packages with reproductions taken from original project documents.
From Dion Neutra
Welcome to the Neutra architecture web site, sponsored by the Neutra Institute for Survival Through Design.
I develop and administer programs for the Institute, while also serving as consultant and advisor to owners of Neutra buildings who wish to maintain or adapt/modify those buildings in the spirit of the original designs. For more on this click on Consulting Services.
This site is central to our work. It offers a range of resources for the study and advocacy of Neutra architecture, such as:
We are looking for like-minded persons who would like to contribute or be involved with us in the stewardship of the planet with reference to the built environment. For more information about the Institute, please see our Aims and Purposes.
For an annual membership fee of $15, you'll receive our periodic reports on activities and projects of the Institute. Just fill out our quick and easy signup form to open your PayPal account to join. We aim to create a 'Neutra Community' dedicated to saving what's left of the Neutra oeuvre; you can help!
Your membership fee is a tax-deductible
contribution. You can pay by credit card using the PayPal button below,
or mail a check or money order for the amount of $15 (payable to Neutra
Institute for Survival Through Design) to the address at the bottom
of this page.
Among the Institute's activities, we authenticate any product, including furniture and goods, designed by Richard and Dion Neutra Architecture. All Neutra designs are copyrighted and protected by U.S. and international intellectual property laws, as is the name Neutra when used in conjunction with any product or service related to our firm and representative work. To prevent others from attributing distorted works to original author (integrity), and/or claiming authorship of the work (attribution), the Institute may license exclusive rights to others with a written certified authorization under certain terms and conditions. Please address questions, comments and suggestions regarding the fair and reasonable use of this proprietary notice to Dion Neutra.
This site is maintained by volunteers. Can you help?
If you think you could contribute and have some time to volunteer, please contact me at email@example.com
Dion Neutra, Architect; Executive
Evolution Quotes: "Manhattan Beach architect Michael Lee said, 'People are actually walking in the door holding photos of Neutra houses and saying, 'This is what I want.' " (DailyBreeze, Doretta Zemp, March 2006).
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