Alan Hess

Alan Hess is an architect and historian. He is the San Jose Mercury News' architecture critic and has written eighteen books on Modern architecture and urbanism in the mid-twentieth century; subjects include John Lautner, Oscar Niemeyer, the Ranch House, Googie architecture, Las Vegas, and Palm Springs.



  • Schindler Goes Hollywood

    Schindler Goes Hollywood

    THE OLD NARRATIVE EXPLAINING CALIFORNIA design is roughly this: European Moderns planted the seeds of an avant-garde, technology-based design...