Best Practices : A photo essay about Los Angeles and its messy relationship with building materials, signage systems, communication equipment, plant life, and people
In visually cataloging the endearing and enigmatic ways in which the built environment takes shape, Best Practices proposes a new way of thinking about neighbourhoods, housing developments, streetscapes, and storefronts, not so much as places defined by building codes, dimensions, or geographic features, but as assemblages of ad hoc interventions and incidental ephemera.
Drawing on the history of architecture, media theory, cultural anthropology, and urban studies, Best Practices pairs photographic documentation with extensive captions and citations to define a territory within the margins between the sanctioned and unsanctioned, the regulated and unregulated, the tasteful and tacky, the novel and the nonsense.
- Paperback | 224 pages
- 156 x 235 x 20.32mm | 861.83g
- 04 Jan 2022
- Oro Editions
- Goff Books
- CA, United States
- 190 colour