Margaret Crawford and John Chase
“Relatively Normal” A re-evaluation of what’s Vernacular and what ain’t. An exploration of vernaculars defined by consumerism and daily life; their beauty and meaning.
“Trickle Up, Trickle Down” A discussion of the influence of commercial roadside architecture on high art architecture, examining both the architecture of Los Angeles and the same phenomenon at the city planning level in Las Vegas.
Author of California Crazy, Hooray For Hollywood Out With the Stars, and Close Cover Before Striking, will share his most recent observations of the Southland with us.
“Ars Architectura/Ars Botanica: Some Thoughts on LA’s Urban landscape, 1890-1930″ A look at how American architects have been fascinated by the analogy between botanical form and architectural style. How, in Southern California, architects, speculators, botanists, and builders alike, have exploited the varied ecologies of the environment to transplant, cross-fertilize, mutate, and acclimate everything from the eucalyptus and orange to the mission and bungalow.
“Polynesian Pop and the Evolution of the Tiki Style”. A controversial theory of California as the birthplace of the Tiki style, a strange mixture of the primitive and the modern.
“The Bates Motel and Other Musings” A history of America’s fabulous motels. Featuring Pete Moruzzi’s vintage postcard collection. Modern design made accessible. Stunning motel interiors. Radio! Color T.V.!
all lectures are held 8:00PM at the Schindler House
835 N. Kings Road
$7 for non-members
free to members
for information call (213) 852-7145
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Los Angeles Forum for Architecture and Urban Design
835 North Kings Road, West Hollywood, Calif., 90069 (310) 852-7145