Los Angeles: The Architecture of Four Ecologies
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This paper is a critical book review and proposal on the book "Los Angeles: The Architecture of Four Ecologies" by Reyner Banham, noting that the author points out how Los Angeles architecture involves a mixture of styles and a variety of responses to the environment of the city. In addition, Banham expands the concept of architecture by noting how much of Los Angeles is represented by specialized architecture like the freeway intersections that so represent the culture of the city.
From the Paper:"California is often set forth as a cultural leader and as the state in which new ideas, fads, styles, and trends begin and then move out across the country. Los Angeles is a media leader in the United States and the world and so is one of the prime sources for these new concepts. A study of the architecture of Los Angeles can thus be seen as a look at the beginning point for many architectural movements and features and may suggest something about how the rest of the country relates to architecture. In this book by Reyner Banham, the author..."
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