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Architecture of the Sun: Los Angeles Modernism 1900-1970

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An authoritative survey of the masters of twentieth-century modernist architecture in Los Angeles. This revisionist study explores the history of modernist architecture in Greater Los Angeles from the early twentieth century to the 1970s, focusing on both its regional and international contexts. Thomas Hines critically analyzes the concepts of modernism and regionalism and ...more
Hardcover, 756 pages
Published May 25th 2010 by Rizzoli (first published 2010)
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In recent years it has become increasingly apparent that Southern California and Los Angeles in particular, have emerged as leading areas for the development of topline architectural work, particularly in the area of residential real estate. After all, A-listers like Frank Lloyd Wright, Richard Neutra and Frank Gehry have been plying their craft in the area for decades. Now come two new books to educate and elucidate the epic works of building achievement that make the region what it is today.

What an incredibly complete chronology of the history of architecture in Los Angeles from 1900 through 1970. From Greene & Greene through William Pereira. I learned so much about architecture in my city - particularly that of Rudolf Schindler and Richard Neutra.

I recommend this book to anyone interested in architecture and architects of the 20th century.
Aug 19, 2010 Chris marked it as to-read
(reviewed in the Atlantic, get from library -- huge book of photos of modernist homes in LA, 1900-1970)
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