Tuesday, July 7, 2009

New Midcentury Modern Database

The Huntington Library has recently announced the launch of its new database devoted to the architectural photography of Maynard L. Parker (1901-76). The database currently includes approximately 6,000 images from an archive consisting of some 58,000 negatives, photographs and other materials from the Los Angeles-based photographer's studio.

Parker specialized in architectural and garden photography and worked extensively with House Beautiful magazine from 1942 until the 1960s. Architects and designers whose works he photographed included Frank Lloyd Wright, O'Neil Ford, Paul Frankl, Lawrence Halprin, Victor Gruen and Richard Neutra. To read more about his career, click here.

Image above: Maynard L. Parker, photographer; O'Neil Ford (1905-82), designer; Arthur Schoene Berger (1903-60), landscape architect. Tom Slick Residence, Devine Road, San Antonio, TX [1957]. For House Beautiful (July 1959). Courtesy Maynard L. Parker, © The Huntington Library, San Marino, California. Do not reproduce without permission from the Curator of Photographs, The Huntington Library, San Marino, California.

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