L.A. NOW Vol. 1

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Urban cultural almanac of Los Angeles, proposals for housing and revitalization in various urban sites

Conceived by Richard Koshalek and developed by Thom Mayne, L.A. Now 1 was the result of a collaborative design initiative between UCLA Architecture, CalArts Graphic Design and Art Center Photography students to focus creativity on downtown Los Angeles and provide the foundation for its future development. The first volume, L.A. Now, offers a virtual snapshot of Los Angeles at the beginning of the twenty-first century. A rich amalgamation of recent data, text, graphic design, and photography, this book documents the city’s radical heterogeneity, hybridity, and fragmentation into four sections: Los Angeles, habitat, people, and money.