Category Archives: Sun Seekers book

Tickets on sale: Tours of the Health House, December 2019

Join historian and author Lyra Kilston, architectural preservationist Joshua Gorrell and 60-year Lovell Health House resident Ken Topper, for a special tour, presentations, and reception to celebrate the 90th Anniversary of this iconic landmark, Richard Neutra’s Lovell Health House. Tickets

Tickets on sale: Tours of the Health House, December 2019

Join historian and author Lyra Kilston, architectural preservationist Joshua Gorrell and 60-year Lovell Health House resident Ken Topper, for a special tour, presentations, and reception to celebrate the 90th Anniversary of this iconic landmark, Richard Neutra’s Lovell Health House. Tickets

Sun Seekers: The Cure of California

Press Excerpts Selected “Best Books of Summer 2019” by LA Weekly. “Fascinating and fun, Sun Seekers thoroughly chronicles the far-out history of California’s holistic-minded denizens and the lasting resonance of their quests for alternative modes of sustenance and environmental bliss.”

Sun Seekers: The Cure of California

Press Excerpts Selected “Best Books of Summer 2019” by LA Weekly. “Fascinating and fun, Sun Seekers thoroughly chronicles the far-out history of California’s holistic-minded denizens and the lasting resonance of their quests for alternative modes of sustenance and environmental bliss.”

News & Events

Upcoming Events -Tours at Richard Neutra’s Lovell Health House, December 14 and 15. Tickets: bit.ly/LHH90 -Guest speaker at the Los Angeles Breakfasts Club, January 22, 2020, 7–9 AM -Guest speaker at the annual Lanterman House lecture series, February 2020, details

News & Events

Upcoming Events -Tours at Richard Neutra’s Lovell Health House, December 14 and 15. Tickets: bit.ly/LHH90 -Guest speaker at the Los Angeles Breakfasts Club, January 22, 2020, 7–9 AM -Guest speaker at the annual Lanterman House lecture series, February 2020, details

Chairs for Health

After interviewing medical staff and patients, Alvar Aalto and his wife Aino, also an architect, meticulously co-designed the interior of the Paimio sanatorium in southwest Finland, from door handles that would not catch the sleeve of a doctor’s coat, to

Chairs for Health

After interviewing medical staff and patients, Alvar Aalto and his wife Aino, also an architect, meticulously co-designed the interior of the Paimio sanatorium in southwest Finland, from door handles that would not catch the sleeve of a doctor’s coat, to

Youth Heliotherapy

Leah Lovell and Pauline Schindler ran a progressive school together in the 1920s. This image shows them in a sundrenched garden in Los Angeles, holding hands in a circle with several children (including two sons of the photographer Edward Weston).

Youth Heliotherapy

Leah Lovell and Pauline Schindler ran a progressive school together in the 1920s. This image shows them in a sundrenched garden in Los Angeles, holding hands in a circle with several children (including two sons of the photographer Edward Weston).

Physical Culture magazine

Bernarr Macfadden was a vegetarian bodybuilder and publisher whose widely popular magazine, Physical Culture, (founded in 1899) promoted exercise, fasting, temperance, unprocessed foods, and virility. Macfadden’s origins were intoxicating, especially to a young person seeking to remake themselves. Orphaned by an

Physical Culture magazine

Bernarr Macfadden was a vegetarian bodybuilder and publisher whose widely popular magazine, Physical Culture, (founded in 1899) promoted exercise, fasting, temperance, unprocessed foods, and virility. Macfadden’s origins were intoxicating, especially to a young person seeking to remake themselves. Orphaned by an