A New Sculpturalism (Hardcover)

Contemporary Architecture from Southern California

By Christopher Mount (Editor), Jeffrey Deitch (Foreword by)

Skira Rizzoli, 9780847840113, 272pp.

Publication Date: April 30, 2013

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A comprehensive overview of Southern California’s most experimental architecture, showcasing the highly expressive work of famed architects such as Frank Gehry and Thom Mayne, as well as the best of the new guard. This is the first critical examination and history of what was first identified as the "L.A. School" in the 1990s, which has influenced much of American architecture in the last twenty-five years. This expansive new book examines contemporary Southern California architecture from 1987 to the present, exploring its experimental nature, sculptural tendency, and exciting evolution. This volume complements a major exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, and is part of the Getty Research Institute exhibition initiative "Los Angeles Architecture, 1940–1990." Contributions by leading architectural historians coupled with a stunning collection of images present recent works in terms of sculpturalism and urbanism, and consider the impact of the history and environment of Los Angeles, as well as the creative and working processes.

About the Author

Christopher Mount is a freelance curator and professor of design history and theory at California Institute of Arts as well as the Otis College of Art and Design. Jeffrey Deitch is the director of the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles.

Praise For A New Sculpturalism: Contemporary Architecture from Southern California

"The focus of the book, like the show [at MOCA in Los Angeles], is on the architects that have reshaped Southern California and become some of the most influential practitioners and academics (a two-page spread at the back of the book actually maps the teaching engagements of the various architects) on a global scale: Frank Gehry, Thom Mayne, Eric Owen Moss, Michael Rotondi, Greg Lynn, Neil Denari, Michael Maltzan, and lots of others." ~Archidose.blogspot.com