LOS ANGELES ARCHITECTURE

  • Author: Phaidon
  • Weight: 2 lbs.
  • Dimensions: 12" x 10" x 1"
  • Number of Pages: 231

In "Los Angeles Architecture", James Steele considers the historic and graphic elements which are an important part of local sensibilities, and weaves them into a narrative about the complex design activity taking place in the city today. Beginning with the pioneering characters of the American Arts and Crafts movement, James Steele traces Los Angeles' architectural energy through the works of Frank Lloyd Wright and Rudolph Schindler to arrive at the buildings of Frank Gehry, who is widely acknowledged to be a fearless interpreter of his surroundings. This analysis expands to investigate the work of those who have followed Gehry's lead, from the avant-garde educational institutions such as Sci-Arc, to those who are attempting to complete the Los Angeles myth by at last giving it a downtown

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