Thursday, October 25, 2012

Global Architecture: Los Angeles



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Hello LDV readers! Brendan here of (BAD) Blog About Design. Los Angeles is a city full of architectural styles. Because of Los Angeles's proximity to the San Andreas fault line much of the city's architecture must be innovative. (ABOVE) The Griffith Observatory is in the Art Deco architectural style. The building was designed by John Austin and Fredrick Ashley in 1935. From the Observatory one can see the beautiful L.A skyline and surrounding structures. (BELOW 1) The Los Angeles Public Library has influences of ancient Egyptian and Mediterranean Revival architecture. The central tower is topped with a tiled mosaic design. The building was completed in 1926 and designed by architect Bertram Goodhue. This structure really reflects L.A. From the mosaic details to the simple, glamorous architecture, it's a wonderful place to visit. (BELOW 2) The Bullocks Wilshire Building was completed in 1929 and designed by architects John and Donald Parkinson. This building is too in the Art Deco architectural style. I love all the pops of turquoise against the stone facade. Which structure is your favorite?

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THE FASHION: For the looks above I was inspired by the various architectural styles found throughout L.A. I was inspired by much of L.A's Art Deco architecture when selecting the Tucker Silk dress. The Lizzie Fortunato necklace reflects L.A's feel. The leather wraps represents the street culture of L.A and the gold represents the Hollywood, glamorous culture of L.A. The Kelly Wearstler jacket is absolutely fantastic. I love that edgy feel it brings to the look. The Nicholas Kirkwood heels represent the Hollywood glamour and natural landscape of L.A. Which piece is your favorite? (BELOW 3) The Los Angeles Theatre was completed in 1931 and designed by architect S. Charles Lee. The building is in the French Baroque architectural style. In 1994 the theatre officially closed its doors to the public. Isn't it a gorgeous building? So unfortunate that it's not used often!

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1 comment:

Adeola Naomi said...

Gorgeous city and great selection!!