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Spanish Furniture Style
- Furniture Style (magazine) was a monthly business-to-business magazine and Web site serving home furnishings retailers, specifically furniture retailers, and interior designers. Owned by William C. Vance's Vance Publishing Corp.
- the Romance language spoken in most of Spain and the countries colonized by Spain
- The White-Faced Black Spanish is a Spanish breed of chicken. They are thought to be the oldest breed of fowl in the Mediterranean class. The British have records dating back to 1572 referring to this chicken. This breed was admitted into the American Poultry Association in 1874.
- The people of Spain
- The Romance language of most of Spain and of much of Central and South America and several other countries
- of or relating to or characteristic of Spain or the people of Spain; "Spanish music"
Furniture of Spanish New Mexico
Traditional Spanish New Mexican furniture can best be characterized as simple,m having straight lines and good, honest proportions, all of which give these pieces a particular type of dignity. As is true of other handmade objects in a given society, furniture made in New Mexico mirrored the lives of New Mexicans in the 18th and 19th centuries: isolation and a rugged existence. The earliest furniture was made for churches and a few rich families. Even well into the 19th century, the average home was devoid of pieces considered common today: chairs, tables and beds. The author regards the traditional period in Spanish New Mexican furniture to begin about 1776 and extend until almost 1900. The pieces in this book illustrate the important contributions made by the Spanish in the 18th and 19th centuries to this form of the decorative arts.
1800 South Brand Blvd.
Glendale, CA 91204
From the Glendale News Press:
Seeley’s Building is labeled a historic resource
Move ensures the structure will retain its architectural significance despite upcoming additions.
By Jason Wells
Published: Last Updated Monday, April 7, 2008 10:20 PM PDT
SOUTHWEST GLENDALE — The Seeley’s Furniture building has for the past 62 years dominated the southernmost entryway in the city, a track record that will continue for decades more after the City Council last week put it on the registry of historic resources.
Placement on the registry comes as Los Angeles-based Creative Environments of Hollywood prepares to rework the site for tenancy after sitting vacant for more than 10 years at the corner of San Fernando Road and Brand Boulevard.
As a designated city historic resource, the building will retain its architectural significance even with the planned site additions and exterior alterations — physical changes that have found a welcome audience in local preservationists who say prolonged vacancy can make historic sites exponentially harder to refurbish.
“You can’t have it be frozen in time,” said Arlene Vidor, president of the Glendale Historical Society, which is supporting the modified use of the former furniture warehouse.
“It has to be usable.”
One of the most iconic sights on this gateway to Glendale from Atwater Village, the old building was the former home of the George Seeley Furniture Co., which took over the site in 1931.
It was built in 1925 in the Spanish Baroque style by prolific architect Alfred Priest, who according to city reports oversaw the construction of Security Trust and Savings Bank, which is also on the city’s Register of Historic Resources.
It then underwent several phases of construction that, in the 1940s, bore the Art Deco/Moderne style of the current building.
Its prominent location at a busy intersection, combined with its rooftop neon-red “Seeley’s” sign and stoic look, has put the building among a select few properties — especially along the San Fernando Road corridor — that are instantly recognizable among Glendale residents, historic preservation advocates said.
The City Council on April 1 approved a recommendation from the Historic Preservation Commission to add the building to the historic resource registry — a move that planners say will require property owners and future tenants to preserve existing facades and architecture in their new plans. The Seeley Family Trust applied for the historic designation.
The site is already being marketed as “1800 Brand” on a Creative Environments of Hollywood website for its “extensive restoration” of its “much loved exterior facade.”
The development firm will construct a new two-story building on the south parking lot that, in addition to a remodel of the existing building’s interior, will be capable of housing 40 commercial units, according to a report to the Historic Preservation Commission in January.
Among the proposed exterior changes to the Seeley’s Building are seven new windows to be cut into the San Fernando Road facade at the second-story level and a rooftop penthouse structure that would be set back far enough from existing walls to not affect the overall historic significance of the structure, city planners said.
Representatives for Creative Environments of Hollywood could not be reached for comment, and they have not submitted a complete development application to the city, Development Services Director Philip Lanzafame said.
Even when the project is officially proposed, it must still undergo design review during a public hearing before the Redevelopment Agency.
Vrej Mardian, chairman of the Historic Preservation Commission, said when the project as proposed is fully realized, it should help a prominent corner that is “kind of run down right now.”
“I think it’s a great thing to keep the building and bring it to life,” he said.
Tapies, Antoni (1923- ) - 1975 Creu I R
Antoni Tapies is a Spanish Catalan painter. He is one of the famous artists of European abstract expressionism. He is perhaps the best-known Catalan artist to emerge in the period since the Second World War. In 1948, Tapies helped co-found the first Post-War Movement in Spain known as Dau-al-Set which was connected to the Surrealist and Dadaist Movements.
Tapies started as a surrealist painter, his early works were influenced by Paul Klee and Joan Miro; but soon become an abstract expressionist, working in a style known as "Arte Povera", in which non artistic materials are incorporated into the paintings. In 1953 he began working in mixed media; this is considered his most original contribution. One of the first to create serious art in this way, he added clay and marble dust to his paint and used waste paper, string, and rags.
His international reputation was well established by the end of the 50s. From about 1970 (influenced by Pop art) he began incorporating more substantial objects into his paintings, such as parts of furniture. Tapies's ideas have had worldwide influence on art, especially in the realms paintings, sculpture, etchings and lithography.
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From primitive pieces to elegant modernity, this is the definitive guide to 3,000 years of furniture design. It is a glorious encyclopedia from expert Judith Miller, a regular guest on the BBC's "Antiques Roadshow", showcasing more than 3,000 years of design. From primitive pieces to elegant modernity, this definitive guide illustrates every style and form. Packed with tips on how to recognise the key elements of each period and featuring lavish, full-colour photographs throughout. With a special foreword by furniture designer and manufacturer David Linley.
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