Thursday, April 12, 2007

Reyner Banham Loves Los Angeles

And so do I!

A 52-minute video is about 50 minutes longer than I'm normally able to tolerate watching on my computer, but I absolutely loved this BBC documentary from 1972 in which British architecture professor Reyner Banham takes us on a tour of L.A. Reyner visits many of my favorite spots in the city and has a wonderful attitude. He appreciates the good stuff.


At Friday, April 13, 2007 at 9:48:00 AM PDT, Blogger LA City Nerd said...

I love LA, too. Here's my take on the 52 minutes.

At Friday, April 13, 2007 at 5:50:00 PM PDT, Anonymous clynne said...

I watched that video yesterday on your recommendation. It was awesome, and, yeah, unlike most other long videos on the internet, it really grabbed me.

I love that he points out things like the beauty of an elegant freeway interchange and the intermixture of office clusters with residential housing.

I really enjoyed seeing so many landmarks I remember for the 70s and 80s, like, woo, the Mattel plant! That was the way I knew we were almost at Dad's work when I was a little girl.


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