Los Angeles Architecture

The Contemporary Condition

The architecture of Los Angeles seems at first sight to be chaotic. This book challenges that view by looking beneath the surface to reveal why the city’s architectural scene is so fascinating. The author begins with the pioneers of the American Arts and Crafts movement and concludes with the work of the current generation of architects, notably Frank Gehry and those who have followed his lead.

‘This book proves to be far more than skin deep, thanks to a provocative and erudite text. An excellent insight.’
— The Architectural Review
‘A stylish and rigorous analysis.’
— Building Design
‘Steele’s rigorous examination of Los Angeles’ contemporary condition looks at issues as well as influences, providing a timely portrait of a city often said to represent the urban typology of the future.’
— Perspectives
David Jenkins
Mark Vernon-Jones
Phaidon Press

290 × 250mm
Hb c.160 colour
80 b&w illustrations

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