Architectural Styles of Los Angeles and the Southern California Area

GENINT 731.354

Osher (50+). In this course we explore the buildings and interiors styles of Los Angeles and Southern California.

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Los Angeles is a city of architectural delights that reflects our myriad cultures and displays our unique historical and social landscape. This course explores the abundance of building and interior styles found in the City of Angels and local environs—from the romantic haciendas and missions of our early heritage to the eclectic mixture of contemporary structures. We also discuss Classical Revival and Victorian mansions inspired by East Coast architecture, the restful and earth-toned inspirations of the Arts and Crafts movement, the stylish and streamlined Art Deco period reflecting Hollywood glamour, the romantic revival styles of English Tudor and Spanish Colonial, the innovations of mid-century modernism, and the stylistic endeavors of Postmodernism. Two guided field trips are included: Gamble House in Pasadena on January 25 and Adamson House in Malibu on February 8. Members must provide their own transportation to field trips.

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