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Overdrive: L.A. Constructs The Future, 1940-1990 at the Getty

Goldhirsh Foundation

Overdrive is the first major exhibition to survey Los Angeles’ complex urban landscape and diverse architectural innovations. “Every city has had its boom, but the history of Los Angeles…should be regarded as one continuous boom punctuated at intervals with major explosions.”
—Carey McWilliams, Southern California: An Island on the Land, 1946

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  • dwight

    Sounds dope, going to check it out this weekend.

  • Abi Magalong

    This is really exciting to me! I took a year-long "cluster" course about Los Angeles during my freshman year at UCLA. One of the major themes was L.A.'s car culture. So much of our past, present, and personality is tied to this sprawl -- from Venice in the west all the way to Pasadena in the east.

    I of course HATE traffic as much as the other commuter driving beside me... but from the sprawl has also sprung many diverse, self-sustaining neighborhoods that are still somehow very connected.

    Thanks for sharing, can't wait to see this!

    • Goldhirsh Foundation

      Awesome, so glad you like the post! Love your point re: the sprawl creating so many diverse neighborhoods... it's true! And it certainly makes LA an incredibly unique region.

      We can't wait to see this exhibition!

      • Abi Magalong

        Yes! I've been especially frustrated with all the 405 construction lately too... but this does put things in perspective, and reminds me that there is something to be proud of here.