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Los Angeles architecture : the contemporary condition

Author: James Steele
Publisher: London : Phaidon Press, 1998, ©1993.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st pbk. edView all editions and formats
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A penetrating study of the city's fascinating and seductive architectural scene.

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James Steele
ISBN: 0714837563 9780714837567 0714828696 9780714828695
OCLC Number: 41601404
Description: 231 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), plans ; 30 cm
Contents: Confronting autopia; precendents and continuities - putting down roots; the case study programme - "The Style that Nearly" revisited; Frank Gehry - Los Angeles and its discontents; disregarding boundaries - the cult of individuality; architecture and community - divining a sense of place; the search for Civitas and several new ecologies.
Other Titles: Contemporary condition :
Responsibility: James Steele.

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