“In one volume [Banham] does the near-impossible: He makes us see this fragmented city [of Los Angeles] as a breathing whole.”
(Ariel Swartley Los Angeles Magazine
“Still as penetrating now as when Banham completed his observations on the city in 1971.”
“Banham wrote like a blissed-out lover, surrendering to his feelings of derangement and wonder while keeping his eyes wide-open.”
(Los Angeles Times
“Banham's book has remained au courant.”
About the Author
Reyner Banham (1922-1988) was Sheldon H. Solow Professor of the History of Architecture at the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University. Joe Day leads deegan day design llc and serves on the design faculty at the Southern California Institute of Architecture.