Warming Up with CA-Modern

Winter issue salutes ten preservationists and visits a quiltmaker—and the retrofuture
  Fridays on the Homefront
The new Winter '23 issue of CA-Modern magazine (above) is now en route to our Eichler and Streng homeowners. The cover image above is an illustration by the gifted Bay Area artist Michael Murphy: supersonicmodern.com.

With winter still upon us, it's time to brew up a pot of hot coffee and enjoy the Eichler Network's new Winter 2023 print issue of CA-Modern magazine.

This issue presents articles on art and architecture, and on books vital to your home library. It also traces visions of life in the future from a mid-century observer's viewpoint, complete with fantastic flying cars and Space Age habitats like you've never seen before.

In 'Unsung Advocates of Mid-Century Modern,' we meet ten passionate professionals who have worked to preserve California's built environment, protecting our postwar homes and neighborhoods. CA-Modern had a tough time narrowing the list down to just ten—but this special group unquestionably deserves to be recognized.

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'Unsung Advocates of Mid-Century Modern': saluting a special breed of preservationist.

The article, by staffer Jack Levitan, pays special tribute to the late architect and activist Dion Neutra, who over the course of his lifetime (1926-2019) championed the work of his legendary father, Richard Neutra, guarding the Neutra legacy. Dion's passing, as noted in the article, "leaves a huge hole in the architectural world." This is a fascinating entry in CA-Modern's long-running 'Unsung Masters' series, and one you won't want to miss.

In 'Piece by Piece,' penned by features editor Dave Weinstein, we pay a visit to Eichler homeowner and artist extraordinaire Joan Schulze.

"Known for complex quilts that incorporate elements of collage," Weinstein writes, Schulze also does "some design work in her Sunnyvale Eichler but creates her quilts and other works in a two-floor, modern live-work space on Potrero Hill in San Francisco."

Exhibited in galleries for over half a century, Schulze's work can be found in museums and corporate collections. Her most recent series of works is titled 'Me, Myself and I.'

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'Piece by Piece': Sunnyvale Eichler owner Joan Schulze's world of fiber and college. Photo: courtesy Joan Schulze

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