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Architectural Studies

June 2, 2011: A Glorious Nightmare of a Place – Chapman Market1929 Windows1929 Archways

Blue-Green-Red (the Pacific Design Center, Cesar Pelli, in transition) – May 27, 2011

May 20, 2011: Ghosts of the Twenties – High Theatrics (S. Charles Lee’s 1929 El Mirador) – Not Now (North Harper Avenue Historical District)

Old Friends  – March 31, 2011

1930 Royalty (the Royal Carlton, East Hollywood) – March 17, 2011

March 10, 2011: That Miracle Mile – The Scary TowerAngels and DevilsStrict Deco

Echoes from 1924 (the Jensen’s Recreation Center building in Echo Park) – March 8, 2011

Local Ruins (Hollywood’s Pantages Theater) – March 3, 2011

February 10, 2011: Twenties Detailing – Another WorldUnder the Eagles

January 4, 2011: Frank Lloyd Wright’s 1924 Ennis House – Hollywood Mayan1924 WindowsWright Ruins

December 9, 2010: First and Hope (Frank Gehry’s Disney Concert Hall) – Serene GeometryDowntown Sun

World Famous (California Bank Branch, 1929, John and Donald B. Parkinson) – November 5, 2010

Eighty Years Ago – September 16, 2010

Concerning 1928 (the Culver City Masonic Temple) – September 10, 2010

Dark Avalon (the Avalon Theater on Vine) – September 8, 2010

The Survivor – August 5, 2010

Architectural Notes – July 22, 2010

July 21, 2010: Regarding the Past – The Jazz AgeLight the Past

Deco Days – July 19, 2010

July 1, 2010: Highland and Willoughby – Good DoggieOld White

It Was Complicated – June 28, 2010

LA Baroque – June 1, 2010

Possibilities – May 13, 2010

April 6, 2010: That Miracle Mile – Competing ErasThat Deco TouchJust Looking

All in a Row – March 15, 2010

Hollywood Seville (the Fairbanks Center for Motion Picture Study) – March 11, 2010

In Better Times (the Spring Street Financial District) – March 8, 2010

Monumental – February 3, 2010

Hollywood 1926-1928 – December 9, 2009

Rainy Day Deco – December 7, 2009

Recycled Temple (S. Tilden Norton, 1925) – November 11, 2009

1931 Gold (black and gold terra cotta Art Deco, 1931, Arthur E. Harvey) – November 10, 2009

Western Detailing – November 10, 2009

Imperial City (the Los Angeles Times Building and City Hall) – October 22, 2009

Far Out (the Million Dollar Theater, 1917) – October 23, 2009

Postindustrial LA – October 16, 2009

Art Deco Lives (the the Wilshire Theater restored) – October 15, 2009

Wilshire 1929 – October 7, 2009

Straight from 1924 (Jensen’s Melrose Theatre) – September 1, 2009

The Fine Arts – August 28, 2009

Art Deco Blue – August 20, 2009

The Rogers Folly (the Beverly Hills City Hall) – July 15, 2009

Ghost Windows – July 8, 2009

Frank Lloyd Wright on Hollywood Boulevard, May 18, 2009: Hollyhock HouseWright DetailsWright WindowsMinor WrightOlive Hill

From the Thirties (the El Rey Theater) – April 13, 2009

Precious Palladian (Pasadena City Hall) – February 19, 2009

God Gone Now (an old church) – February 19, 2009

Heroic Patriotism – January 20, 2009

More Architectural History, August 21, 2008 – Venetian DreamscapeFor Ollie and Stan

Classic Intimidation (a 1925 hotel, restored) – August 13, 2008

1505 Fourth – July 17, 2008

Dark Theater – May 26, 2008

1929 in Malibu, May 16, 2008: The Adamson HouseThe Adamson House – 1929 WindowsThe Adamson House – Malibu TileThe Adamson House – 1929 FountainsThe Adamson House – A 1929 PoolThe Adamson House – Malibu Detail

Hollywood Architecture Just Before the Great Depression, May 7, 2008 – At Central CastingAn Instant Ruin

The Unforgiving Modern – Eliot Noyes’ 1963 “punch card” building and the Galef Center for Fine Arts – April 24, 2008

The Dark Capitan (The El Capitan Theater, Churrigueresque darkness) – April 16, 2008

Art Deco Details – April 8, 2008

The Gilded Age (All-American Art Deco from 1929) – March 25, 2008

Little Egyptian (The Vista Theater on Sunset) – March 4, 2008

Safe and Secure (A Federalist Bank) – March 4, 2008

Geometric Isolation (the Broad Contemporary Art Museum, Renzo Piano) – February 25, 2008

Extreme Victorian (the Wadsworth Chapel) – February 29, 2008

Building Islam (The King Fahd Mosque, Culver City) – February 19, 2008

Kirk’s Place Now – The Culver, now the Kirk Douglas Theater, 9820 Washington Boulevard, Culver City – Architect: Carl G. Moeller, 1947, restoration, Steven Ehrlich Architects, 2001 – January 30, 2008

On Broadway – January 23, 2008

Fractal Architecture (Helios House) – January 11, 2008

Theatrical Excess (The Loyola Theater, 1946, Clarence J. Smale) – December 13, 2007

Painting the Past – December 7, 2007

Griffith Observatory – November 5, 2007 – ArchwaysRoofsGeometryJames and FriendsViews

A Brief Architectural Tour of the Hollywood Twenties, September 24, 2007: The Elegant TwentiesBig Zigzag ModerneWilshire Images

Hollywood Gothic – July 24, 2007

Getting Art Deco Right (Bullocks Wilshire) – July 15, 2007

Everyday Art Deco (Wilshire Tower, 5500 Wilshire Boulevard) – June 25, 2007

Art Deco Jewel (Security-First National Bank of Los Angeles, Wilshire Boulevard) – June 27, 2007

1930 Art Deco Now – June 5, 2007

Architectural Angles – March 22, 2007

A Serious Building – 4 March 2007

Wilshire Mixer – 4 March 2007

1929 – Architectural Detailing – 19 November 2006

Landmark Architecture – The Long Beach Monster – 5 November 2006

Architectural Note – Different Times – 5 November 2006

1927 Rococo Madness – The Avalon Hollywood, 1735 North Vine, Hollywood – a Rococo Palace – 8 October 2006

Verticals  – the Equitable Building – 1929, by Alexander Curlett, on the northeast corner of Hollywood and Vine – 8 October 2006

Hollywood Architecture – The North Harper Avenue Historic  District, 1 October 2006 – Neighborhood Ghosts – Marlene DietrichNorma Talmadge GlamourIn Old MontereyGetting RealIronworkHidden HideoutAngels in the Neighborhood

Fine Living in Hollywood’s Golden Age – 20 August 2006

Color – Pink Trashy Walls – 20 August 2006

Architectural Details – 30 July 2006

An Office: Just what it should look like… – 23 July 2006

Architecture:  Hollywood in the Twenties (four nested pages) – 16 July 2006

Architecture: Good Old Buildings (four pages, four styles) – 2 July 2006 – Beaux Arts meets Art Deco – Zig-Zag Moderne Repurposed – Mission Revival, Revived – Renaissance Revival in the Roaring Twenties

Architecture: Folk Art – 25 June 2006

Architecture:  Architectural Detail and Hollywood History – 11 June 2006

Architecture:  One Of The Finest Examples Of Art Deco Architecture In The United States (The  Wiltern) – 7 May 2006

Architecture:  At the Walt Disney Concert Hall – 23 April 2006

Zigzag Time – 2 April 2006

Old Art Deco Hollywood – 2 April 2006

Color  – The Pacific Design Center – 26 March 2006

The Getty Center: Architectural and Cultural Notes with Seven Pages of Photos

Architectural Ruins: Ennis House – Frank Lloyd Wright – Los Angeles, 1924

The Wright Stuff: The Frank Lloyd Wright Stoner House in Hollywood (1923)

Union Station, Los Angeles

Landmark Architecture: On Location at the Bradbury Building

Past Glory:  Broadway Movie Palaces, Los Angeles

Randy’s Donuts: The Quintessential LA Landmark

Hollywood Landmarks: Worldly and Otherworldly

The Good Ship Coca-Cola

Ephemera: Catching the Past in Los Angeles Before it Disappears – the Tail O’ the Pup

Unchanging Los Angeles: Service on Sawtelle Boulevard

Close-Up: Hollywood Architectural Detail

Old Hollywood: Here, water cascades from the mouths of lions into multiple pools and waterways….

Hollywood Doors: The Private and the Public

Modern Architecture: Spatial Ambiguity

Whimsical Architecture: Where are the Hobbits?

French Hollywood

Architectural Notes – a bit of old Hollywood

Neighborhood Architecture (Hollywood)

Architectural Color: West Side Whimsy

Architecture of Note

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