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L.A. 2000+: New Architecture in Los Angeles
     

L.A. 2000+: New Architecture in Los Angeles

by John Leighton Chase
 
Architectural trends emerge first in Los Angeles. The city is a breeding ground for adventurous experimental architects and a magnet for their high profile clients in creative fields. L.A. 2000+ assembles the best work completed since 2000, offering a snapshot of the region and its architecture at the dawn of the twenty-first century. From the widely celebrated Walt

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Architectural trends emerge first in Los Angeles. The city is a breeding ground for adventurous experimental architects and a magnet for their high profile clients in creative fields. L.A. 2000+ assembles the best work completed since 2000, offering a snapshot of the region and its architecture at the dawn of the twenty-first century. From the widely celebrated Walt Disney Concert Hall in downtown Los Angeles by Frank Gehry to lesser known but equally arresting works such as Studio Pali Fekete Architects' Somis Hay Barn in Ventura County and Godfredsen-Sigal's Hustler Casino in Gardena, the picture that emerges is sometimes startling and unexpected but always impressive. This beautifully designed volume collects thirty strikingly original new buildings, designed by both as yet unheralded talents such as null.lab and predock_frane and internationally renowned architects such as Gehry, Thom Mayne of Morphosis, and Eric Owen Moss. The introductory essay by urban designer John Leighton Chase puts these works in historical and architectural context, offering a unique perspective on the opportunities and difficulties inherent in building a region known not only for its explosive population growth but also for the artistry of its inhabitants.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781580931717
Publisher:
The Monacelli Press
Publication date:
05/18/2006
Pages:
223
Product dimensions:
9.35(w) x 11.35(h) x 0.95(d)

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