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Two Books: 'Urban Tumbleweed' and 'Never Built Los Angeles'

Two Books: 'Urban Tumbleweed' and 'Never Built Los Angeles'

The common bond between the two books is that they both take place in Los Angeles and offer an alternative vision, pregnant with hope and what really could be.
Phil Spector's Pyrenees Castle: The Fairytale Castle that Became Home to a Nightmare

Phil Spector's Pyrenees Castle: The Fairytale Castle that Became Home to a Nightmare

From its inception, the castle was a building begging for a legend. Almost eighty years after its construction, it finally got its wish. And it got it in spades.
Family Plots: El Campo Santo Cemetery at the Workman-Temple Homestead

Family Plots: El Campo Santo Cemetery at the Workman-Temple Homestead

Believed to be one of the oldest private family cemeteries in Los Angeles, it went in and out of the hands of the Workman and Temple families before it was purchased by the City of ...
The James Oviatt Building: The Bespoke Brilliance and Pretension Behind an Art Deco Masterpiece

The James Oviatt Building: The Bespoke Brilliance and Pretension Behind an Art Deco Masterpiece

Born into humble circumstances, he had ascended to the heights of his time, until his vision of the world consumed him and limited his views of all that was possible.
L.A. River Design Proposals that Can Handle the Floods

L.A. River Design Proposals that Can Handle the Floods

How can we design along the Los Angeles River, while still taking into account its flow conditions? A scale model helped USC landscape architecture students take into account a ran ...
Iconic Vision: John Parkinson and Angel City Press

Iconic Vision: John Parkinson and Angel City Press

As the vision behind some of L.A.'s most iconic buildings -- City Hall, Union Station, Memorial Coliseum, Bullocks Wilshire -- why isn't he as celebrated as many of his peers?
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