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Los Angeles Architecture

Wydawnictwo: Phaidon
Autor: James Steele
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Oprawa: miękka , Format: 25x29 cm, Stron: 232, 1998 r., książka w języku angielskim

The architecture of Los Angeles seems at first sight to be chaotic, individualism being its only rationale. This book challenges that view, looking beneath the seductive surface to find out why the city’s architectural scene is so fascinating. Beginning with the pioneering characters of the American Arts and Crafts movement, the author traces Los Angeles’s architectural energy through the works of Frank Lloyd Wright and Rudolph Schindler to arrive at the buildings of Frank Gehry, who is widely acknowledged as a peerless interpreter of his surroundings. This analysis expands to investigate the work of those who have followed Gehry’s lead, from the avant-garde institutions such as Sci-Arc to those who are attempting to complete the Los Angeles myth by at last giving it a Downtown. 

about the author 
James Steele is Associate Professor of Architecture at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles. His many books include Architecture Today and Pierre Koenig, both published by Phaidon. 

table of contents 
Confronting Autopia 
Precedents and Continuities: Putting down Roots 
The Case Study House Programme: ‘The Style that Nearly’ revisited 
Frank Gehry: Los Angeles and its Discontents 
Disregarding Boundaries: The Cult of Individuality 
Architecture and Community: Divining a Sense of Place 
The Search for Civitas and Several New Ecologies 
Notes 
Select Bibliography 
Index 
Photographic Acknowledgements 

reviews 
‘James Steele’s book – with glamorous photography and elegant design – will have enduring value.’ (Architects’ Journal) ‘This book proves to be far more than skin deep, thanks to a provocative and erudite text. An excellent insight.’ (Architectural Review) 

‘A stylish and rigorous analysis.’ (Building Design) 

‘Steele’s rigorous examination of Los Angeles’ contemporary condition looks at issues as well as influences, providing a timely portrait of a city often said to represent the urban typology of the future.’ (Perspectives)