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Publication 2013 - EVERYTHING LOOSE WILL LAND - 1970's Art and Architecture in Los Angeles

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Eds.: Sylvia Lavin and Kimberli Meyer
344 pages, numerous color illustrations
30.5 x 23.5 cm, thread binding, boxed
MAK Center Los Angeles / Publishing House for Modern Art, Nuremberg, 2013

The exhibition and catalog explore the intersection of architecture and fine art in Los Angeles in the 1970s. These years were a significant period for LA, beginning in the late 1960s with events such as Robert Venturi and Denise Scott Brown's visit to Ed Ruscha's studio and ending in the early 1980s with the founding of the Institutes of Urbanism and Architecture and Design. Frank Lloyd Wright's famous statement "Tip the world over on its side and everything loose will land in Los Angeles" is the title. It is shown that this infamous "looseness" in Los Angeles led to the creation of structures within which the visual arts, influenced by photography, highways and other forms of cultural observation, were pushed out of their traditional ways and encouraged to pursue productive new directions in cultural production .

Published on the occasion of the exhibition of the same name (May 9th - August 4th, 2013) at the MAK Center for Art and Architecture, Los Angeles.

With texts by Sylvia Lavin, Margo Handwerker, Alex Kitnick, Suzy Newbury, Peggy Phelan and Simon Sadler, with support from the Getty Foundation, Elise Jaffe + Jeffrey Brown, the Los Angeles County Arts Commission, and the Austrian Federal Ministry for Education, Arts and Culture .


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