Everything Loose will Land
1970's Art and Architecture in Los Angeles

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The exhibition and the catalog focus on the 1970s, an important time for Los Angeles, an era that began at the end of the 1960s with events such as Robert Venturi and Denise Scott Brown’s visit to Ed Ruscha’s studio and ended at the beginning of the 1980s, with the city’s Department of Urban Planning and the Institute of Architecture and Design. The show is titled after Frank Lloyd Wright’s famous quip "Tip the world on its side and everything loose will land in Los Angeles". The exhibition demonstrates that the city’s notorious "looseness" culminated in the creation of structures within which the fine arts – influenced by photography, freeways, and popular media – were displaced from their traditional paths and encouraged to explore new avenues in cultural production.

Published for the exhibition of the same title (9.5.–4.8.2013), MAK Center for Art and Architecture, Los Angeles, with the assistance of the Getty Foundation, Elise Jaffe + Jeffrey Brown, the Los Angeles County Arts Commission, and the Austrian Federal Ministry for Education, Arts and Culture.

Edited by Sylvia Lavin with Kimberli Meyer. Essays by Sylvia Lavin, Margo Handwerker, Alex Kitnick, Suzy Newbury, Peggy Phelan, and Simon Sadler.

English
344 pages, numerous color illustrations
30,5 x 23,5 cm, hardcover
MAK Center Los Angeles / Verlag für moderne Kunst Nürnberg, 2013