Spring 2013

After an absence of ten+ years, the LA Forum announces the re-launching of the printed LA Forum Newsletter! The Newsletter will be published 2-3 times a year, andthe premiere issue features articles by Frank Escher and Simon Reynolds*, as well as aninterview with Radio Iris author Anne-Marie Kinney and a centerfold (above) by James Michael Tate.

In 2012, Frank Lloyd Wright’s Ennis House sold for $4.5 million dollars, a deal at 30% ofthe initial listing price. Built into the sale was the fateful condition: that the owner becommitted to “complete rehabilitation of this irreplaceable icon.” While architects, preservationists and cult fans find themselves nostalgic about the edifice, the marketplaces little to no value on the property. It begs the question how does one rehab an intentional ruin?

Note that the article by Simon Reynolds is not available in the online version of the newsletter. To request a copy of the printed newsletter, write to:

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