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Overdrive : L.A. constructs the future, 1940-1990

Author: Wim de Wit; Christopher James Alexander; Getty Research Institute.; J. Paul Getty Museum.; Pacific Standard Time (Project)
Publisher: Los Angeles, Calif. : Getty Research Institute, ©2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"From 1940 to 1990, Los Angeles rapidly evolved into one of the most populous and influential industrial, economic, and creative capitals in the world. During this era, the region was transformed into a laboratory for cutting-edge architecture. Overdrive: L.A. Constructs the Future, 1940-1990 examines these experiments and their impact on modern design, reframes the perceptions of Los Angeles's dynamic built  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Exhibition catalogues
History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Wim de Wit; Christopher James Alexander; Getty Research Institute.; J. Paul Getty Museum.; Pacific Standard Time (Project)
ISBN: 9781606061282 1606061283
OCLC Number: 813300569
Notes: "This volume accompanies the exhibition Overdrive: L.A. Constructs the Future, 1940-1990, held at the J. Paul Getty Museum, 9 April to 21 July 2013. Organized by the Getty Research Institute and the J. Paul Getty Museum, this exhibition is part of the initiative Pacific Standard Time Presents: Modern Architecture in L.A."--CIP t.p. verso.
Awards: Commended for Independent Publisher Book Awards (West-Pacific Nonfiction) 2014
Description: xiii, 301 pages : illustrations (some color), maps (some color) ; 26 x 28 cm
Contents: Foreword: Studying Los Angeles's urbanism / Thomas W. Gaehtgens --
Introduction: Provoking new perceptions of Los Angeles / Wim de Wit and Christopher James Alexander --
Transformative landscapes : The deep historical morphology of the Los Angeles metropolis / Philip J. Ethington ; Dreams deferred: parks and open space / William Deverell ; All freeways lead to East Los Angeles: rethinking the L.A. freeway and its meanings / Eric Avila ; Los Angeles after dark: the incandescent city / Sandy Isenstadt --
Engaging modernism : "The style of the future"? The vicissitudes of modernism in Los Angeles / Wim de Wit ; Professional and educational discourse: training the next generation of architects in Los Angeles / Ken Breisch ; Across the Pacific: Los Angeles as a catalyst for architectural change in East Asia / Jeffrey W. Cody ; Latin America and Los Angeles: architectural exchanges / Hugo Segawa and Fernando Atique ; Preserving modern architecture in Los Angeles / Susan Macdonald --
Developing communities : Suburban landscapes of Los Angeles / Becky Nicolaides ; Domestic speculation: architects and builders in postwar Los Angeles / Dana Cuff ; Experimental jet set: aerospace and the modern house in Los Angeles / Dana Hutt --
Engineered audacity : LAX: designing for the jet age / Vanessa R. Schwartz ; Architecture industry: the L.A. Ten / Stephen Phillips ; Everyday entertainment: post-postwar life in the San Gabriel valley / Chris Nichols.
Responsibility: edited by Wim de Wit and Christopher James Alexander.

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