The Stahl House
This is an off-site event hosted by the Boise Contemporary Theater. Limited seating. Follow the Registration link below
In partnership with Rediscovered Books, the Boise Contemporary Theater presents
The Stahl House: Case Study #22: Making a Modernist Icon
Stahl House authors Shari Stahl Gronwald, Bruce Stahl, and Kim Cross discuss iconic architecture and the story of house that stands the test of time.
See never-before-seen footage and photos of Case Study House #22 and a preview of the documentary coming in 2022.
Ticket price includes a copy of the book, and the authors will be available for signings.
Cash bar available.
About the Book
Considered one of the most iconic and recognizable examples of mid-century modern homes in the world, the Stahl House was first envisioned by the owners Buck and Carlotta Stahl, designed by architect Pierre Koenig, and immortalized by photographer Julius Shulman. This 1960 glass-and-steel home in the Hollywood Hills has come to embody the idealism of a generation in search of the American dream. As one of the Case Study Houses designed between 1945 and 1966 under the vision of John Entenza and Arts & Architecture magazine, this was an affordable yet progressive design experiment to address the postwar housing shortage.
The book shares the never-before-told inside story by the Stahl family's adult children who grew up there and still graciously give home tours to fans from around the world. Through extensive research and interviews, historical information and personal photos are featured. This includes Buck Stahl's initial vision of the home with his own DIY schematic model for how to build on the complicated site. It also includes blueprints, floor plans, and sketches by Pierre Koenig, as well as Julius Shulman's renowned photographs. Additionally, photographs of the house used in high-end, fashion ad campaigns and film and television are also included, cementing The Stahl House's prominence in contemporary culture.
About the Authors
Bruce Stahl and Shari Stahl Gronwald are siblings who grew up in Case Study House #22 and who own and care for it to this day. They generously open their home up to architectural tours and as a film location. Both are committed to honoring their parents' legacy by sharing the full story of how this miraculous home came about.
Kim Cross is an award-winning writer. Her highly acclaimed book, WHAT STANDS IN A STORM, was published by Atria Books in 2015. Her writing has also appeared on CNN.com. ESPN.com, USA TODAY, Southern Living, and many more.