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The Resource Overdrive : L.A. constructs the future, 1940-1990, edited by Wim de Wit and Christopher James Alexander

Overdrive : L.A. constructs the future, 1940-1990, edited by Wim de Wit and Christopher James Alexander

Label
Overdrive : L.A. constructs the future, 1940-1990
Title
Overdrive
Title remainder
L.A. constructs the future, 1940-1990
Statement of responsibility
edited by Wim de Wit and Christopher James Alexander
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"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 environment, and amplifies the exploration of the city's vibrant architectural legacy. The drawings, models, and images highlighted in the Overdrive exhibition and catalogue reveal the complex and often underappreciated facets of Los Angeles and illustrate how the metropolis became an internationally recognized destination with a unique design vocabulary, canonical landmarks, and a coveted lifestyle. This investigation builds upon the groundbreaking work of generations of historians, theorists, curators, critics, and activists who have researched and expounded upon the development of Los Angeles. In this volume, thought-provoking essays shed more light on the exhibition's narratives, including Los Angeles's physical landscape, the rise of modernism, the region's influential residential architecture, its buildings for commerce and transportation, and architects' pioneering uses of bold forms, advanced materials, and new technologies. Los Angeles's ability to facilitate change, experiment, recalibrate, and forge ahead is one of its greatest strengths. Future generations are destined to harness the region's enviable resources to create new layers of architectural innovations."--Publisher's description
Cataloging source
JPG/DLC
Index
index present
LC call number
NA735.L55
LC item number
O94 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Wit, Wim de
  • Alexander, Christopher James
  • Getty Research Institute
  • J. Paul Getty Museum
  • Pacific Standard Time (Project)
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Modern movement (Architecture)
  • Architecture
  • City planning
Label
Overdrive : L.A. constructs the future, 1940-1990, edited by Wim de Wit and Christopher James Alexander
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"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
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
ocn813300569
Dimensions
26 x 28 cm.
Extent
xiii, 301 p.
Isbn
9781606061282
Lccn
2012036941
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill. (some col.), maps (some col.)
Label
Overdrive : L.A. constructs the future, 1940-1990, edited by Wim de Wit and Christopher James Alexander
Publication
Note
"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
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
ocn813300569
Dimensions
26 x 28 cm.
Extent
xiii, 301 p.
Isbn
9781606061282
Lccn
2012036941
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill. (some col.), maps (some col.)

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