Monthly Archives: November 2015

We can glean much about history through architecture since the events of history affect how we live, and therefore shape architecture. Earlier, we examined how the English Arts and Crafts Movement combined with Japanese building techniques to influence the Craftsman, an American original. Also here in Southern California in abundant excellence is the related Bungalow […]

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“Dios nos dio campos, el arte humana edifico ciudades” -Varro (50 A.D.) Translated, “God gave us the country; the skill of man hath built the town.” If there is a more perfectly simple description of the endeavors of architecture and planning, I have never heard it.  Both versions of this quote can be found above arched […]

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The only way to understand the city of Boston is to experience it. To the outsider, Boston is a maze, the traffic; incorrigible, and the subway; a mystery… “Who is Chaarlie and how do I get his caard?” Once you set out on your journey of exploration however, you will learn the poetry that the […]

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I have travelled the world to visit the great monuments of architecture like Notre Dame, the Pantheon and the Hagia Sophia without realizing we have a comparable building in my hometown:  one of the most exciting recent projects in Los Angeles is the restoration of the Wilshire Boulevard Temple by Brenda Levin of Levin & […]

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