Experimental Architecture in Los Angeles

In the Los Angeles of the 1990s, limited views of the architect’s role, and a limited view of the region’s architectural and urban context, have dangerously narrowed both the public and critical understanding of architecture’s nature as a social art. […]

While I suspect that I was asked to review Experimental Architecture in Los Angeles and its essays by Aaron Betsky, John Chase, and Leon Whiteson in order to provide an “East Coast” point of view, these comments are being written […]

What makes architecture “experimental?” According to this publication, it appears to be popularity, fashion, and linkage to Frank Gehry and the Morphosis crowd. This definition is useful in that it provides important insight into the values of the current architecture […]

Please join us to celebrate our latest publication, Experimental Architecture in Los Angeles, based on the Forum’s renowned Out There Doing It lecture series and published by Rizzoli at Thomas Solomon’s Garage 928 N. Fairfax Los Angeles, California 90046 Friday, […]

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