When I was growing up, teenagers on the weekend would be on certain streetcorners selling maps to star’s homes. Yes, I lived amongst the myths. — Hildegarden’s Blog
An account in architecture and memory, Los Angeles artist Hildegarde Duane follows and records fourteen stations evoking memory cuts via buildings and the city, stitching the course of Marilyn Monroe.
No other place in the world has such a fantastic collection of underecognized and underappreciated vertical architecture as in Los Angeles. In a city of mostly low-density avenues and sprawling suburban tracts, no other street in L.A. contains as many of these Modernicus Erectus as Wilshire Boulevard. — Urban Operations
Since 2006, the annual pamphlet on skyscrapers is published as an ongoing research project by the office of Los Angeles architect John Southern, Urban Operations. This year's issue, "Wilshire Star Maps" is a limited edition of 100 prints and a digital edition you are about to enjoy. It also...
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