Los Angeles and its Architecture (1900-1970)
- Matthias Brunner
This course discusses the development of Los Angeles and its architecture between 1900 and 1970. Key topics will include the city’s particularly pleasant climate, its huge water supply network, and its car-dependent transportation system. Diverse currents of Los Angeles’ rich architectural culture will be analysed, among them the Craftsman style (Greene brothers), Modernism (Richard Neutra), and Googie architecture (John Lautner). No matter whether these currents are commonly considered progressive, commercial, regionalist, or traditional, the course will investigate how they relate to the place, Los Angeles.
Oral final exam.