Thursday, January 21, 2010

Art Deco Architecture in Los Angeles

American Cinematheque and the Art Deco Society of Los Angeles co-present...

Art Deco Architecture in Los Angeles Lecture
at the Eqyptian Theatre
Saturday, January 30 - 4:00 PM
6712 Hollywood Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90028
(east of Highland Avenue)

Between 1920 and 1940 the population of Los Angeles grew by more than 1 million. To meet the needs of this explosive growth, the architects of the day were called on to build a vast number of structures, most of them in the prevailing art deco style. More a style of decoration than a type of architecture per se, art deco developed its own unique look as it blossomed in L.A. Palm fronds, grape clusters, sunbursts, and ocean waves, all symbols of the California arcadia, adorn the buildings of Los Angeles. The lecture will include a synopsis of the metamorphosis of architectural style into what we now call Art Deco; plus a virtual tour of a dozen buildings in the Historic Core including the William Fox, Eastern Columbia, Title Guarantee & Trust and Oviatt Buildings, as well as works by architects Parkinson & Parkinson, Styles O. Clements and Claude Beelman. Lecture by Jeffrey Bissiri A.I.A., architect, member of the ADSLA preservation committee. Special ticket price for Art Deco Society Los Angeles and Cinematheque Members: $5 all others $7.

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