About: Laura Dominguez and Suzanne Noruschat

Laura Dominguez I've been a library assistant in special collections cataloging at the Getty Research Institute since March 2011, processing the papers and drawings of architects Ray Kappe and William Krisel. I have a B.A. in architectural history from Columbia University, and I am currently a second year student in the Master of Historic Preservation program at the University of Southern California. My research interests include the California Arts and Crafts movement, midcentury modernism and culture in Los Angeles, and more recent developments of cultural heritage and preservation movements in ethnic enclaves. Suzanne Noruschat I’m a library assistant in special collections cataloging at the Getty Research Institute. I’m responsible for processing and cataloging two collections of architecture records, the papers and drawings of Los Angeles architects Ray Kappe and William Krisel. I recently completed a master’s degree in Library and Information Science at the University of California, Los Angeles, with a specialization in archival studies. I also hold a Ph.D. in architectural history from Emory University and have taught art and architectural history for almost a decade.

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Treasures from the Vault: Ray Kappe, Green Architecture Pioneer and SCI-ARC Founder

Architectural rendering of the Kappe residence. Ray Kappe papers, drawings, and models. The Getty Research Institute, 2008.M.36
Architectural rendering of the Kappe residence. Pacific Palisades, California. Ray Kappe, architect. Ray Kappe papers. Gift of Ray Kappe. The Getty Research Institute, 2008.M.36

Researchers interested in studying post-World War II architecture in Southern California will be excited to learn that a new archive is now fully catalogued and available for study: the Ray Kappe papers. The collection, part of the Getty Research Institute’s… More»

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      Gold snake bracelet, worn on the wrist

      Romano-Egyptian, 3rd - 2nd century B.C. 

      Source: The J. Paul Getty Museum

      In the Hellenistic period, gold made available by new territorial conquests flooded the Greek world. 

      Combined with social and economic changes that created a wealthy clientele with a taste for luxury, this availability led to an immense outpouring of gold jewelry to meet the demand.

      Here’s a closer view of the detailing of the cross-hatching.

      05/05/16

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