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Glitter stucco & dumpster diving : reflections on building production in the vernacular city

Author: John Chase
Publisher: New York : Verso, ©2000.
Series: Haymarket series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A guided tour of the cityscape of Southern California, covering the gay community space of West Hollywood, the stucco box apartment complexes of the 1950s, the strangeness of Venice Beach, historic  Read more...

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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Chase, John, 1953-
Glitter stucco & dumpster diving.
New York : Verso, ©2000
(OCoLC)606598027
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Chase
ISBN: 1859848079 9781859848074
OCLC Number: 44723846
Description: xv, 239 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: pt. 1. The Southern California home as commodity. The stucco box (with John Beach) ; Build your castle upon the trash: the making of mountaingate --
pt. 2. Illusion and delusion in Los Angeles. Finding Los Angeles in the movies, finding the movies in Los Angeles ; How can I miss you when you won't go away?: convention versus invention and the survival of period revival in Southern California ; Knocking off the knock-offs --
pt. 3. Las Vegas. Pirates! Volcanoes! Neon!: welcome to the capitol of non-glamour! (with Frances Anderton) --
pt. 4. Personal space. A curmudgeon's guide to urban living: paranoia, pagoda and pirate cave ; Trashy space, trashy behavior and trashy people --
pt. 5. Classifying and evaluating building production. The typology of building production ; Duty and the beast: the representative and the lovable in the preservation of the recent past ; You are what you buy: the consumerist imperative in American building production.
Series Title: Haymarket series.
Other Titles: Glitter stucco and dumpster diving
Responsibility: John Chase.

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"An architect by training, Chase is also gaining long-overdue accolades as a historian, critic and often very funny writer."--"Los Angeles Times""An interesting argument for further legitimizing Read more...

 
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