As part of its “InConversation” series, the A+D Museum invited Doug Suisman to join David Kipen to discuss the contemporary boulevard in Los Angeles. Suisman, author of Los Angeles Boulevards: Eight Xrays, addressed how the city’s urban identity flows from the growth and expansion of its main arteries. Streets, not parks, plazas or freeways, are the city’s public spaces. Kipen is the author of reissues of WPA Guides to California and to Los Angeles, and is the owner of Libros Schmibros Bookstore. The conversation took place in the context of the museum’s “Never Built: Los Angeles” exhibition.
July 3, 2013