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Natalie Shivers

Preservation of Southern California's Early Modern Architecture

Natalie Shivers received the 1995 Kress Mid-career Grant from the Fitch Foundation for research on the early modern architecture of Southern California. The innovative period in architecture and planning in Southern California between the two World Wars produced one of America’s most valuable collections of Modernist architecture. Her study documented and analyzed prototypes of the early modern movement and developed criteria for significance. The research is the core of a book: LA’s Early Moderns: Art, Architecture, Photography (Princeton Architectural Press, 2004, written by Shivers, Victoria Dailey, Michael Dawson and William Deverell).