Thurman Grant and Joshua G. Stein, co-editors of Dingbat 2.0: The Iconic Los Angeles Apartment as Projection of a Metropolis, were consulted for Bloomberg’s CityLabs series about the Los Angeles… Read more Dingbat 2.0 Editors Featured on Bloomberg →
“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 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 →