“Los Angeles: The Architecture of Four Ecologies” Turns 40

Breyner

One of the great volumes to capture the urban and architectural complexity of Los Angeles, “Los Angeles: The Architecture of Four Ecologies,” written by British architect Reyner Banham, turns 40 this month. Some have called it the textbook on Los Angeles. The longtime admirer of LA, Banham’s book explores “traditional architectural history with impressionistic reports on what it was like, in those days, to drift carelessly from one highway interchange to another or to explore the ‘four ecologies’.” 

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“Los Angeles: The Architecture of Four Ecologies” Turns 40

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