understanding LA

| April 29, 2016

understanding LA

Los Angeles is known for many things, including a wide range of architectural styles, pioneering fantasy environments such as Disneyland, a unique sunlight and climate that inspires creators of all sorts, as well for appearing in many-if-not-most films and TV shows of the 20th century.

Taken together, these 4 resources describe Los Angeles as unique blend of the real and the hyper-real and the fantasy-world (or “fantastic”).

Los Angeles is known for many things, including a wide range of architectural styles, pioneering fantasy environments such as Disneyland, a unique sunlight and climate that inspires creators of all sorts, as well for appearing in many-if-not-most films and TV shows of the 20th century.

Read and watch the following 4 resources:

1. Reyner Banham, from Los Angeles: The Architecture of Four Ecologies

Banham – Fantastic.pdf

2. Umberto Eco, “City of Robots”

Eco City of Robots.pdf

3. Lawrence Weschler, “L.A. Glows”

Weschler – LA Glows.pdf

4. Thom Anderson, Los Angeles Plays Itself

https://ospace.otis.edu/understanding_la_travel/LA_Plays_Itself

Taken together, these 4 resources describe Los Angeles as unique blend of the real and the hyper-real and the fantasy-world (or “fantastic”).

Write about how you experience the interpolation of these elements in Los Angeles and the impact that they have on your perception of LA as a unique environment. As you’ve been cautioned in previous prompts, be very specific about the ways you encounter these things and why you think about them as you do.
Write about how you experience the interpolation of these elements in Los Angeles and the impact that they have on your perception of LA as a unique environment. As you’ve been cautioned in previous prompts, be very specific about the ways you encounter these things and why you think about them as you do.

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