| Aug 9, 2013
| 11:00 AM
HALDENSTEIN, Switzerland — The architect Peter Zumthor has arranged his personal and professional lives so that the divide between them is vanishingly thin.
The offices of his firm, Atelier Peter Zumthor and Partners, are housed in a charmingly...
| Oct 7, 2013
The Walt Disney Concert Hall, which opened its doors 10 years ago this month, is rightly celebrated as the most recognizable jewel in Los Angeles' cultural crown.
But we should remember that Disney Hall came very close to not being built at all....
| Sep 21, 2013
| 9:47 AM
In a lecture at Harvard in the early 1990s, the Spanish architect Rafael Moneo referred to Frank Gehry as a "noble savage."
The comment, partly a joke, perfectly summed up the conventional wisdom that had gathered around Gehry's work during the time...
| Mar 13, 2013
| 1:14 PM
The traditionally staid American Academy of Arts and Letters is both charmed and flummoxed by Bob Dylan. The academy announced Wednesday that it voted the musician into its ranks -- its first rock musician ever. But he will be an honorary member: Not...
| Dec 6, 2008
The woman playing the world's most famous woman was fondly remembering Christmases past in Los Angeles. When she was a child, Suzanna Guzmán recalled, the windows of Bullock's and other now-defunct department stores dripped with seasonal decor, and the...
| May 31, 2009
At the new arts high school downtown, it has become nearly impossible to separate the substance of the architecture, by Wolf D. Prix and the Austrian firm Coop Himmelblau, from debates over cost overruns or questions about who will attend the campus...
| Jul 31, 2009
"(500) Days of Summer" is a movie about obsessions -- gentle, often charming and non-stalkerish obsessions, for the most part, but obsessions all the same. Chief among them -- after romantic love, the subject that stands always at the heart of the story,...
| Dec 7, 2009
| 4:32 PM
A Boston Globe article about recent turbulence at the Rhode Island School of Design brings to mind similarities between that school's controversies and conflict a year earlier at its Southern California peer, the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena,....
| Jun 19, 2010
Nestled into Spain's northern border, the historic city of Pamplona is internationally known for one thing: bulls.
But to think Pamplona is worth the trip only to see men and women run for their lives during San Fermin (aka the Running of the Bulls...
| Apr 30, 2006
ONE morning three months ago, Italian architect Renzo Piano met with a handful of LACMA trustees in one of the museum's conference rooms. After a few minutes of small talk, Piano motioned the group over to a large table and picked up a stack of cards...
| Sep 2, 2002
Austere and slightly atavistic in its mysticism, the new Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels is a landmark of remarkable architectural intelligence.
Designed by the Spanish firm Jose Rafael Moneo Architects, with Los Angeles-based Leo A Daly Architects,...
| Sep 2, 2002
The works of art commissioned for the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels don't begin to approach the pungent complexity of what the building's celebrated Spanish architect has attempted. José Rafael Moneo's cathedral design creates a powerful...