About

Lyra Kilston’s first book, Sun Seekers: The Cure of California (February 2019, Atelier Éditions), looks at three moments in Southern California history and the many eccentric newcomers—from fervent nature-cure healers to modern architects to barefoot vegetarian hermits—who built up the region’s renown as a center for healthy, natural lifestyles long before the 1960s.

For book-related activities, please see Talks & Events.

Lyra Kilston is a writer and editor in Los Angeles focused on architecture, design, art, urbanism, and lesser-known histories. Her writing has appeared in The Los Angeles Review of Books, Next City, Artforum, Wired, TIME, Hyperallergic, Art in America, ICON, frieze, museum and biennial publications, and the Artbound website for public television station KCET, which aired an award-winning documentary based on one of her essays. She is an editor for the Getty Museum, a consulting editor for Hyperallergic, and on the Advisory Council of Minerva Projects. Previously she was on the research and curatorial team of the architecture exhibition Overdrive: L.A. Constructs the Future, 1940–1990, presented at the Getty Museum and the National Building Museum in Washington DC. She was born in Los Angeles, and after 20 years elsewhere, lives there with her family.

 

For inquiries, email kilston [at] gmail [dot] com.

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