Architecture in LA: sandcastles, swimming pools, pavements and post-modernism

Architecture in LA: sandcastles, swimming pools, pavements and post-modernism

Post-modernism grew up here on the boulevards between Sunset and Venice, behind nameless shop-fronts on the strip; it learnt its limits, abused them and reached a mid-life crisis. The city sprawled, we followed: houses in the Hills, Downtown rising – speed up to see the city from the Freeway, freewheeling, keep dreaming. While you’re at this stand-still, let us hit you up with a spurting syringe of architecture – from concrete blocks and sheaths of glass, Béton Brut to the Broad, sandcastles and swimming pools, from Echo Park to Bel-air – let this city get under your skin. Those dusty dreams still might come true, unless your demons find you first...

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