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.
Until mid-August Liat Yossifor’s work is on exhibition at Páramo Gallery in Guadalajara, Mexico. Read about Yossifor’s new monochrome works here: http://tinyurl.com/hecjj4u
The book’s central matter, the field guide to dingbats, will change the way you see L.A.
Look for this unusual book.
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….
An interesting and enlightening read. … I felt like I was listening to the gregarious great-uncle with stories almost too good to be true, other than the fact that they really are.
“Why should you read this book? It not only gives a new perspective on World War Two, but provides a closer look at the the jazz scene of the twentieth century as well. Schumann grasps your interest and lets you witness his beautiful, humorous and shocking experiences from up close.”
Original, entertaining, memorable, and deftly crafted works of fiction, “Verklempt” is very highly recommended for both community and academic library Literary Fiction collections. — Midwest Book Review, May 2016