In the 1970s, Los Angeles starts to be appreciated for its unique urban qualities. This talk offers two perspectives; the arts collective Environmental Communications and British architecture critic Reyner Banham.
For the British architecture critic Reyner Banham, Los Angeles was the prototype of post-modernity. In 1971 he redefined our vision of the city in his seminal text ‘Los Angeles: The Architecture of Four Ecologies’ by highlighting its largely overlooked architectural and urban qualities - including the freeway described by Banham as ‘one of the greater works of man”.
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