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Peter Zumthor

Building Plans for Los Angeles County Museum of Art Don't Live Up to Near $1 Billion Pricetag

Joseph Giovannini | Posted 08.13.2014 | Los Angeles
Joseph Giovannini

Suddenly Angelenos are being asked to buy the Brooklyn Bridge. The monumental bill of goods now up for sale is the take-it-or-leave-it design for the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, priced somewhere between $650M and $1 billion.

Ambitious But Problematic Cultural Projects

Edward Goldman | Posted 07.30.2014 | Arts
Edward Goldman

Having become one of the most important cultural centers, both national and international, Los Angeles imposes on us, Angelenos, certain pressures to keep up with the latest developments on its cultural front.

With Passion and Gusto: The Listeners Speak

Edward Goldman | Posted 11.03.2013 | Arts
Edward Goldman

One of the rewards of speaking my mind on the ups and downs in the art scene is getting to read your responses to my programs. Sometimes it is just ...

Pereira the Maverick, Pereira the Fool?

Edward Goldman | Posted 10.13.2013 | Arts
Edward Goldman

Three months ago, when I heard the news about the proposed erasure of LACMA's old campus in favor of an ambitious new building by "starchitect" Pete...

Should LACMA's Imperfection Be Erased or Embraced?

Edward Goldman | Posted 08.18.2013 | Arts
Edward Goldman

The exhibition I wanted to see deals with the ambitious plans by renowned Swiss architect Peter Zumthor to completely re-imagine LACMA's campus by erasing most of the existing buildings in favor of an imposing, amoeba-like structure wrapped in glass.

The New LACMA: I'm a Believer!

John Lopez | Posted 08.06.2013 | Los Angeles
John Lopez

If you've ever wondered why LACMA's east campus looks like a Lincoln Center-wannabe emerging from an '80s porn star's pink-tiled shower stall, this exhibition will tell you exactly why. But the showstopper, which entranced me for a solid three hours yesterday, is Zumthor's proposed redesign.

The 100 Craziest Houses In The World!

Posted 03.09.2012 | Arts

What's that? You were excited that your house had a walk-in closet? Well, perhaps it's time to get really envious, because "100 Contemporary Houses" c...

Your Guide To Frieze Week 2011

ARTINFO | Posted 12.12.2011 | Arts
ARTINFO

LONDON--The circus is back in town. The Frieze Art Fair's big tent has once again been pitched in Regent's Park, and this year it's home to 173 contem...

Sensory Architecture In London's Hyde Park

Constantin Bjerke | Posted 09.26.2011 | Arts
Constantin Bjerke

Swiss architect Peter Zumthor's latest creation wills people to stop for a minute and think. This year's Serpentine Gallery Pavilion is constructed un...