We’re pleased to announce that DoppelHouse Press has received a grant from the Graham Foundation for Jacques and Jacqueline Groag, Architect and Designer: Two Hidden Figures of the Viennese Modern Movement by architecture… Read more Graham Foundation awards DoppelHouse with a grant for new art & architecture book →
“For designers, LA-o-philes, architects & artists, futurists & historians, this is an indispensable tour of the bones and blueprints of our unique city.” Read more….
2. MicroparcelizationDingbat apartments, with their famously vulnerable “soft story,” are at the heart of the new Los Angeles earthquake retrofitting law. Read the LA Times article for an in depth look at this city-wide issue.
The book’s central matter, the field guide to dingbats, will change the way you see L.A.
Almost every Angelino has a dingbat story. It might be a tale of love and loss in a sixties-era apartment complex or a joke about a friend who lived in stucco box in West L.A. with “stoner” scrawled across the facade in fancy script….
We spoke to editors Thurman Grant and Joshua G. Stein about what we can still learn from the lowly dingbat.
How did the Dingbat 2.0 competition come about?
Panelists, including editors Thurman Grant and Joshua G. Stein, architectural historian Steven Treffers, and architect Barbara Bestor discuss the many aspects of dingbat architecture and ways in which the apartment building type – synonymous with LA’s rapid post-war urban expansion – might be re-envisioned for the 21st century. Cohosted by the Society of Architectural Historians Southern California Chapter.
We are pleased to announce the upcoming publication of Dingbat 2.0 in the Spring of 2016. The book is the first critical study of the most ubiquitous and mundane Los… Read more Dingbat 2.0 →