Master of the Midcentury: The Architecture of William F. Cody

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9.7 X 11.7 X 1.3 inches | 4.8 pounds

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About the Author

Catherine Cody Nemirovsky is the third daughter of William and Winifred Cody. With a background in residential building design and interior design, she became steward of her father's papers in 2006, and began preparing a biography. As part of her research, Cody Nemirovsky co-curated the exhibition Fast Forward, celebrating William Cody's centennial birth with organizing curator Jo Lauria, professor of architecture Don Choi, and architectural historian Emily Bills at the Architecture and Design Museum in 2016. Jo Lauria is a Los Angeles-based curator, writer, and educator who received her curatorial training at Los Angeles County Museum of Art. She is a specialist in the fields of design and craft, and has explored objects and architectural environments that define American lifestyle and culture. Lauria has organized significant touring exhibitions and published extensively, receiving the American Ceramic Circle Book Award in 2016. She is Mentor Faculty at Otis College of Art and Design and Adjunct Curator of American Museum of Ceramic Art. Don Choi is an architectural historian who specializes in modern Japan and California. He holds an A.B. in economics from Princeton University, a M.Arch. from Rice University, and a Ph.D. in architectural history from the University of California, Berkeley. He conducted his doctoral research under Dr. Terunobu Fujimori at Tokyo University's Institute of Industrial Science. Currently he is professor of architecture at California Polytechnic State University, where he teaches courses in architectural history and theory.