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History of Design

Back in May of this year we were contacted by Heather MeCormick, Managing Editor of Textbook Projects at Bard Graduate Center in New York City. She and the  editor, Pat Kirkham found our website about Liu Jipiao. They were putting together a text book, History of Design – Decorative Arts and Material Culture, 1400-1900. Read more…

Lost Horizons: Art Deco Architecture of Singapore

On 15, Jul 2013 | 2 Comments | In Architecture, Design, Family Story, Paris | By Jenn

We will be participating in an exhibit in Singapore! And since Gayook lived in Singapore for over 6 months, this exhibit is doubly exciting for her. It gives her a chance to share her father’s work with her Singaporean friends and family. Read more…

Exciting News!

We have exciting news! This past week, our friend Jeff Cody returned from Paris where he picked up our first purchase of Liu’s work.  We find it fitting because about a year and a half ago we met Jeff at the Getty Institute, Los Angeles.

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Lyon Library Research Results

Well we’ve been back for about a month now…has it really been that long?? We’ve been able to get back into the swing of things here in LA but we really miss Paris!   Read more…

Paris Bound!

On 15, Feb 2013 | 2 Comments | In About Liu, Design, Paris | By Jenn

So my family and I are Paris bound! I can’t believe that by the time you read this, we will be there.

When we started researching Gong’s work (I call him Gong gong meaning “mother’s father”) we thought that eventually we should travel to Paris to research his life there, follow in his footsteps.  We didn’t think it would be so soon. Read more…

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Westlake 1929 to Shanghai Expo 2010

One of the first indications to us that my grandfather played a part in Chinese Modern Architecture was when we first met Kenneth Klein, Head of the USC East Asian Library and Lillian Yang a bibliographer that works closely with him.

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