Andrea Palladio in Los Angeles’ is a monograph of fifteen new Palladian projects set in present-day Los Angeles. Accompanied by critical essays and meticulously redrawn projects from Palladio’s seminal text, “I Quattro Libri dell’Architettura,” the publication examines Los Angeles’ complex urban and cultural context through the guise of Palladian proportion, typology, and ideology.
Andrea Palladio is known equally for his built work as he is for his written work, the influence of which is clearly felt on the course of architecture in America. Despite the fact that he was born less than two decades after the discovery of America and would, quite clearly, never build in Los Angeles, this publication offers suggestions of what might have been had Palladio made it to the Pacific.
The inaugural issue of PAX, “Andrea Palladio in Los Angeles,” will deal with these two historically distant but thematically intimate topics in search of a richer and more productive reading of both.
Contributor List: Patrick Herron, Wes Hiatt, Patrick Burke, Stephanie Koltun, Claire Kuang, Raffy Mardirossian, Tatjana Crossley, Ali Ismail Karimi, Noam Saragosti, Juhee Park, Gabriel Yeganyan, Konstantinos Charzaras, Emma Silverblatt, Meaghan Murray, Benzion Rodman, Maria Letizia Garzoli, and Paul Matevosyan.