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  • Reading L.A.: Introducing a yearlong project

    Los Angeles, with its car-dominated landscape and unusually dense brand of sprawl, can be a slippery place to get a handle on. As the architect Charles Moore put it in the introduction to "The City Observed: Los Angeles," the 1984...
  • Reading L.A.: Richard G. Lillard on the growth machine and its discontents

    New essay in Reading L.A. series by architecture critic Christopher Hawthorne, this one on the book Eden in Jeopardy by Richard G. Lillard, a book on architecture, the environment, ecology and growth in Los Angeles and Southern California.

    The Life of a City: A new documentary looks to urban planning to solve tomorrow's problems

    The Life of a City: A new documentary looks to urban planning to solve tomorrow's problems
    If you're optimistic about our chances of tackling the big challenges facing humanity in the 21st century — poverty, overpopulation, the environment, the fair allocation of political power — then you're likely to feel good about the state of...

    Buildings the case

    Great architects are the enemies of history. They aspire to erase the visible past and to superimpose their own vision of the future. Ever since Baron Haussmann declared war on the back alleys of Paris in the mid-19th Century, replacing them with wide...

    The road more traveled

    The road more traveled
    "Autophobia" is one of those concepts that carries a useful double meaning. As Brian Ladd defines it early in this brisk analysis of cars and car culture, it's "an obscure psychiatric diagnosis of 'fear of oneself.' " But, if bent just a little, it can...