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    Title
    Overdrive : L.A. constructs the future, 1940-1990
    Author
    Wit, Wim de editor.

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    Title:
    Overdrive : L.A. constructs the future, 1940-1990 / edited by Wim de Wit and Christopher James Alexander.
    Publication info:
    Los Angeles, Calif. : Getty Research Institute, 2013.
    Physical description:
    xiii, 301 pages : illustrations, maps, plans ; 26 x 27 cm
    Content type:
    text
    Medium:
    unmediated
    Format:
    volume
    General Note:
    "This volume accompanies the exhibition Overdrive: L.A. Constructs the Future, 1940-1990, held at the J. Paul Getty Museum, 9 April to 21 July 2013. Organized by the Getty Research Institute and the J. Paul Getty Museum, this exhibition is part of the initiative Pacific Standard Time Presents: Modern Architecture in L.A."--Colophon (p. [302]).
    Bibliography note:
    Includes bibliographical references and index.
    Contents:
    Foreword. Studying Los Angeles's urbanism / Thomas W. Gaehtgens -- Introduction. Provoking new perceptions of Los Angeles / Wim de Wit and Christopher James Alexander -- Transformative landscapes. The deep historical morphology of the Los Angeles metropolis / Philip J. Ethington ; Dreams deferred : parks and open space / William Deverell ; All freeways lead to East Los Angeles : rethinking the L.A. freeway and its meanings / Eric Avila ; Los Angeles after dark : the incandescent city / Sandy Isenstadt -- Engaging modernism. "The style of the future"? The vicissitudes of modernism in Los Angeles / Wim de Wit ; Professional and educational discourse : training the next generation of architects in Los Angeles / Ken Breisch ; Across the Pacific : Los Angeles as a catalyst for architectural change in East Asia / Jeffrey W. Cody ; Latin America and Los Angeles : architectural exchanges / Hugo Segawa and Fernando Atique ; Preserving modern architecture in Los Angeles / Susan Macdonald -- Developing communities. Suburban landscapes of Los Angeles / Becky Nicolaides ; Domestic speculation : architects and builders in postwar Los Angeles / Dana Cuff ; Experimental jet set : aerospace and the modern house in Los Angeles / Dana Hutt -- Engineered audacity. LAX : designing for the jet age / Vanessa R. Schwartz ; Architecture industry : the L.A. Ten / Stephen Phillips ; Everyday entertainment : post-postwar life in the San Gabriel valley / Chris Nichols.
    Subject term:
    Modern movement (Architecture)--California--Los Angeles--History--20th century.
    Subject term:
    Architecture--California--Los Angeles--History--20th century.
    Subject term:
    City planning--California--Los Angeles--History--20th century.
    Added author:
    Wit, Wim de editor.
    Added author:
    Alexander, Christopher James, editor.
    Added Author:
    Getty Research Institute sponsoring body.
    Added Author:
    J. Paul Getty Museum, host institution.
    Added Author:
    Pacific Standard Time (Project)
    LCCN:
    2012036941
    ISBN:
    9781606061282
    ISBN:
    1606061283

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