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Consider the social-architectural context of LACMA's 1965 design
Consider the social-architectural context of LACMA's 1965 design

It's one of those tidbits of Los Angeles architectural history that can seem minor or hugely emblematic, depending on the context. In April 1965, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art opened its new campus on Wilshire Boulevard, designed by increasingly prolific hometown architect William Pereira. That same year, the museum, through its book-printing arm, published "Architecture in Southern California" by David Gebhard and Robert Winter, the first new guide to L.A. architecture in nearly a decade. FULL COVERAGE: LACMA at 50 The book included two projects designed by Pereira's office. The LACMA campus was not one of them. The omission was partly an expression of...

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