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While not well received by all, Mike Davis’s City of Quartz from 1990 is still a significant book on Los Angeles urbanism. Essays like his text “Fortress L.A.,” served as an “often strident reality check, an examination of the ways … Continue reading

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The Importance of Being There

Can we really properly discuss a design by just looking at renderings, diagrams, even final photos? This month’s Architectural Record starts off with a strong discussion of the current state of architecture criticism. On page 25, the Editors (which included Beth Broome, Suzanne … Continue reading

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