Los Angeles

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Special event honoring Coco Schumann featured in L.A. Jazz Scene

The spirit of Coco Schumann, who never gave up nor lost his sense of humor despite his experiences, was honored in a manner that he would have enjoyed. Continue reading

Dingbat 2.0 reviewed by Dwarf and Giant

“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…. Continue reading

Dingbat 2.0 takes up the subject of new LA earthquake retrofitting law

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. Continue reading

“Stucco Sublime” The Architect’s Newspaper reviews Dingbat 2.0

The book’s central matter, the field guide to dingbats, will change the way you see L.A. Continue reading

KCET’s Artbound considers dingbats and housing in 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…. Continue reading

Dingbat 2.0

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 Angeles building type. Equally praised and vilified, dingbat apartments were a critical enabler of Los Angeles’ rapid post-war urban expansion. Known for their mid-century decorative facades, … Continue reading

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