INVENTING LA: THE CHANDLERS AND THEIR TIMES

We love good L.A. history. And, this one is quite a doozy. The family that ran the Los Angeles Times for decades wielded a powerful hand in shaping the city as we know it today. We’d recommend this documentary for anyone who calls L.A their home. 


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1000 Chairs published by Taschen

1000 Chairs. Revised and updated edition

Sometimes we take for granted something so basic as the chair we sit on day after day.

Sit back, relax, and survey some of the most iconic chairs in history. A must for design addicts and collectors alike, this dependable compendium presents each chair alongside essential information about the designer and their work, from Alvar Aalto to Eva Zeisel, from Art Nouveau to International Style. This recently refurbished edition traverses archetypal seats of the 1800s right up to the most innovative designs of today.

The ultimate reference book for anyone interested in knowing the what, where, who, why and how of the most iconic chairs from the last two centuries.” Red Magazine

From the 1,800’s to today, this collection outlines the modern history of your favorite seating designs along with some you’ve yet to discover.


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Julius Shulman | Modernism Rediscovered published by Taschen

The Master of Modern | Discoveries from the Julius Shulman vaults


The undisputed heavy weight of architectural photography, Shulman’s library of photos seems never ending. The “forgotten” masterpieces in this collection pay tribute to some lesser known but incredibly important modern homes with a focus on Southern California.

The photographs of Julius Shulman offer one of the most compelling visual chronologies of architectural modernism. This book offers privileged access to Shulman’s extraordinary archives with some 200 images paying homage to the multifarious forms of modernism across California and the rest of the United States.

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Studio ko | Yves Saint Laurent Museum Marrakech | by Karl Fournier and Olivier Marty

A fascinating account of the story of the Yves Saint Laurent Museum in Marrakech – and a gorgeous homage to creativity

Conceived as a candid diary, this remarkable book documents the 1,423 days that it took to design, build, and inaugurate a beloved architecture and fashion destination. From the moment the up-and-coming French-Moroccan practice Studio KO received a call from YSL’s longtime partner Pierre Bergé to the opening of the museum’s doors in 2017, one month after Bergé died, the entire process of bringing the building to life – its commission, the creative process behind it, and its construction – is told and illustrated here as never before.
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EXPANDING FIELD OF ARCHITECTURE | WOMEN IN PRACTICE ACROSS THE GLOBE | by Marcia Feuerstein, Jodi La Coe and Paola Zellner Bassett

MAY 26th, 2022 | Publication Date

This book documents contemporary architectural projects designed by women architects participating in diverse forms of practice in diverse regions around the world. Examining each design within its unique context, this collection of forty projects includes beautifully illustrated case studies of transformative buildings, encompassing a range of sizes, building types, materials, and construction methods. Overcoming historical challenges within architectural practice, the women architects in this collection lead their firms and expand the field of architecture.  

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