| Aug 1, 2013
| 11:00 AM
When, in the 1920s, the pioneering Southern California social critic Louis Adamic called Los Angeles "the enormous village," he didn't mean it as a compliment. Rather, he was referring to L.A.'s insularity, its status as what Richard Meltzer would later...
| Aug 22, 2013
| 2:19 PM
Over the last couple of weeks, a tiny monochromatic skyline has been growing in my kitchen.
Since opening Lego’s new “Architecture Studio,” my two daughters (who are 9 and 4) and I have been putting together, dismantling and...
| Jun 15, 2013
| 6:00 AM
NEW YORK — It's easy to imagine that "Le Corbusier: An Atlas of Modern Landscapes," a vast, dense and beautifully installed new exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art, began as a kind of parlor game. You can almost picture the curators, Jean-Louis...
| May 16, 2013
| 6:00 AM
"Everything Loose Will Land" has landed. And its timing could hardly be better.
The exhibition at the MAK Center in West Hollywood, curated by UCLA architectural historian and critic Sylvia Lavin, is a wry study of the ways Los Angeles artists and...
| May 11, 2013
| 8:00 AM
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — Flying a couple of thousand feet above a volcanic field in Arizona near the Painted Desert, it's fairly easy to spot the extinct volcano known as the Roden Crater.
It stands alone in the field, apart from hundreds of other...
| May 9, 2013
| 2:50 PM
"Family Tree" (HBO, premieres Sunday). Christopher Guest has made you a TV series. Thank him. The director of "A Mighty Wind" and "Best in Show" and one of the forces behind and in "This Is Spinal Tap" -- in which he was Nigel Tufnel, whose amplifier went...
| May 11, 2013
| 7:00 AM
The new PBS program "10 Buildings That Changed America" is nothing if not efficient.
In a single breezy hour, it moves from Thomas Jefferson to Frank Gehry, racing in a chronological blur past Frank Lloyd Wright, Robert Venturi and a handful of other...
| Apr 10, 2013
| 1:50 PM
Paolo Soleri, an Italian-born architect who created a visionary prototype for a new kind of ecologically sensitive city in the remote Arizona desert four decades ago, only to watch the suburban sprawl he detested begin to creep near it in recent years,...
| Mar 29, 2012
| 4:35 PM
Pedro E. Guerrero: Pedro E. Guerrero, Frank Lloyd Wright's photographer, is the subject of an exhibition at the Woodbury University Hollywood Gallery....
| Apr 1, 2012
| 4:39 PM
Harry Gessner gets his due, Mickalene Thomas explores the universe—and Pedro Guerrero shares his secrets...
| Sep 6, 2012
| 7:32 AM
Movie producer Joel Silver's purchase of the former U.S. post office in Venice has created a bit of a cliffhanger for local residents: How often, if ever, will they be able to view the beloved "Story of Venice" mural that has graced the building's...