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    DescriptionReyner 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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    Title
    Los Angeles
    Subtitle
    The Architecture of Four Ecologies
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Reyner Banham, Foreword by Joe Day
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 296
    Width: 137 mm
    Height: 206 mm
    Thickness: 23 mm
    Weight: 340 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780520260153
    ISBN 10: 0520260155
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: ARC
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T1.5
    Ingram Theme: CULT/WESTRN, CULT/WSTCST, GEOG/CALIFO
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1KBBWF
    Ingram Theme: APPR/RDRCAT
    Abridged Dewey: 720
    LC classification: NA
    B&T General Subject: 130
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15830
    BIC subject category V2: AMX
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    BISAC V2.8: TRV025000, ARC005000
    Ingram Subject Code: TS
    Libri: I-TS
    BISAC V2.8: HIS036140
    BIC subject category V2: 1KBBWF
    BISAC V2.8: ARC020000
    DC22: 720.979494, 720.47097949
    BISAC region code: 4.0.1.6.3.0.0
    Thema V1.0: AMX
    Thema geographical qualifier V1.0: 1KBB-US-WPC
    Edition
    2, Revised
    Edition statement
    2nd Revised edition
    Illustrations note
    111 b/w photographs, 4 line illustrations, 8 maps
    Publisher
    University of California Press
    Imprint name
    University of California Press
    Publication date
    05 March 2009
    Publication City/Country
    Berkerley
    Author Information
    Reyner Banham (1922-1988) was Sheldon H. Solow Professor of the History of Architecture at the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University. Joe Day leads deegan day design llc and serves on the design faculty at the Southern California Institute of Architecture.
    Review quote
    "In one volume [Banham] does the near-impossible: He makes us see this fragmented city [of Los Angeles] as a breathing whole." -- Ariel Swartley Los Angeles Magazine 20090301 "Still as penetrating now as when Banham completed his observations on the city in 1971." La Observed 20090424 "Banham wrote like a blissed-out lover, surrendering to his feelings of derangement and wonder while keeping his eyes wide-open." Los Angeles Times 20090621 "Banham's book has remained au courant." Palisadian Post 20090618