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Dingbat 2.0: The Iconic Los Angeles Apartment as Projection of a Metropolis

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Overview

Dingbat 2.0 is the first critical study of the most ubiquitous and mundane building type in Los Angeles: the dingbat apartment. Often dismissed as ugly and unremarkable, dingbat apartments have qualities that arguably make them innovative, iconoclastic, and distinctly “L.A.” For more than half a century the idiosyncratic dingbat has been largely anonymous, occasionally fetishized and often misunderstood.

Praised and vilified in equal measure, dingbat apartments were a critical enabler of Los Angeles’ rapid postwar urban expansion. While these apartments are known for their variety of midcentury decorated facades, less explored is the way they have contributed to a consistency of urban density achieved by few other twentieth century cities.

Dingbat 2.0 integrates essays and discussions by some of today’s leading architects, urbanists and cultural critics with photographic series, typological analysis, and speculative designs from around the world to propose alternate futures for Los Angeles housing and to consider how qualities of the inarguably flawed housing type can foreground many crucial issues facing global metropolises today.

Published in cooperation with The Los Angeles Forum for Architecture and Urban Design. Book design: Jessica Fleischmann/still room.

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  • Product Details

    Author:
    Thurman Grant, Joshua G. Stein, Aaron Betsky, Barbara Bestor, Judy Fiskin
    Format:
    Paperback
    Pages:
    288
    Publisher:
    DoppelHouse Press (March 15, 2016)
    Language:
    English
    ISBN-13:
    9780983254058
    ISBN-10:
    0983254052
    Weight:
    29.5oz
    Dimensions:
    7.75" x 9.5"
    Case Pack:
    22
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    PGW-LEGATO-Metadata_Only_Consortium_Customer_Group_Metadata_20180415110115-20180415.xml
    Folder:
    PGW
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    $33.30
    List Price:
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