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Название: Los Angeles: The Architecture Of Four Ecologies Автор(ы): Reyner Banham Издательство: Alen Lane the Pinguin Press Год: 1971 ISBN-10: 0713902094 Страниц: 256 Язык: English Формат: PDF Размер: 198 MB
Even this book was written in the early '70's, it remains a cogent view of a metropolis that has changed yet remained the same. It is a place, yes a real place, that is defined by geography and the various cultures of its inhabitants to a unique degree. Architecture is the inter-relationship of people to the natural and built environments. The perspective of 35 years only sharpens the observations made by the insightful author. Reyner Banham examined the built environment of Los Angeles in a way no architectural historian before him had done, looking with fresh eyes at its manifestations of popular taste and industrial ingenuity, as well as its more traditional modes of residential and commercial building. His construct of "four ecologies" examined the ways Angelenos relate to the beach, the freeways, the flatlands, and the foothills. Banham delighted in this mobile city and identified it as an exemplar of the posturban future. In a spectacular new foreword, architect and scholar Joe Day explores how the structure of Los Angeles, the concept of "ecology," and the relevance of Banham's ideas have changed over the past thirty-five years.
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