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  • Ground Level: New meaning for Venice's landmark binoculars

     
    In their classic study of commercial-strip architecture, 1972’s “Learning from Las Vegas,” Robert Venturi, Denise Scott Brown and Steven Izenour defined two kinds of ornamented buildings: the “Decorated Shed,” a plain shell...
  • Pritzker Prize goes to Wang Shu, 48-year-old Chinese architect

     
    Pritzker Prize: The Pritzker Prize, architecture's most prestigious award, on Monday was awarded to Wang Shu, a Chinese architect. Wang Shu is in Los Angeles for an appearance at UCLA....
  • Columbus, Ind. — glitter amid the rust

    Columbus, Ind. — glitter amid the rust
    In the heart of the so-called Rust Belt lies an extraordinary example of what vision and open-mindedness did for a central Indiana industrial town set amid farm fields. By all rights, Columbus, Ind., should look like many other Midwestern towns of 40,000...
  • At auction: architectural history

    At auction: architectural history
    As part of a high-powered campaign to promote Richard Neutra's 1946 Kaufmann House in Palm Springs, which it auctioned during its big evening sale of postwar and contemporary art two weeks ago, Christie's produced a glossy booklet on the house and its...
  • LACMA traces photography's New Topographics movement

    LACMA traces photography's New Topographics movement
    No one disputes that the 1975 exhibition "New Topographics: Photographs of a Man-altered Landscape" was a landmark show. Attendance at the George Eastman House in Rochester, N.Y., wasn't huge, and the presentation didn't introduce any unknown talent. But...
  • 1960s architecture: L.A. and the paradox of preservation

    1960s architecture: L.A. and the paradox of preservation
    Modern architecture is growing old. The groundbreaking designers at Germany's Bauhaus began building nearly a century ago. Many landmarks of midcentury Modernism, while somewhat younger, are also showing their age, their curtain walls taking on water,...
  • Frederick Fisher's radical vision

    Frederick Fisher's radical vision
    The Los Angeles architect Frederick Fisher, who turned 60 earlier this year, is anything but a doctrinaire designer or a dogmatic personality. His houses, museum galleries and other buildings have over the years been executed in a relatively broad...
  • Digital video runs a screen on the cityscape

    Digital video runs a screen on the cityscape
    Apple is expected to unveil its much-anticipated touch-screen tablet on Wednesday morning. A few journalists see the device as a possible savior for the newspaper business. Me? I'm wondering how it'll affect the skyline. Don't laugh. Whatever shape it...
  • Exhibition review: 'Las Vegas Studio: Images From the Archives of Robert Venturi and Denise Scott Brown'

    Exhibition review: 'Las Vegas Studio: Images From the Archives of Robert Venturi and Denise Scott Brown'
  • Jeanne Gang brings feminine touch to Chicago's muscled skyline

    Jeanne Gang brings feminine touch to Chicago's muscled skyline
    Before we turn to an assessment of Aqua, a new residential skyscraper in Chicago, permit me a quick (and relevant!) detour to a sidewalk news conference in Lower Manhattan, held recently at the foot of the under-construction Beekman Tower. We join the...
  • 'Conversations With Frank Gehry' by Barbara Isenberg

    'Conversations With Frank Gehry' by Barbara Isenberg
    Conversations With Frank Gehry Barbara Isenberg Alfred A. Knopf: 352 pp., $40 My hopes, I'll admit, were not especially high for "Conversations With Frank Gehry," Barbara Isenberg's collection of recent interviews with the architect. Particularly in...