Christopher Hawthorne to Speak at Archives Bazaar

As architecture critic for the Los Angeles Times, Christopher Hawthorne is an authoritative observer of Southern California’s urban environment. Throughout the year on the Times’ Culture Monster blog he has engaged in an ambitious reassessment of 25 classic books about Los Angeles architecture and urbanism, written between 1927 and 2007, by authors such as Reyner Banham, Mike Davis, and D. J. Waldie. At the Archives Bazaar he will share his thoughts on these seminal works, and discuss whether some of their optimistic or apocalyptic visions hold relevance for a city that often seems to change faster than it can be analyzed.

Hawhtorne will speak in the Friends of the USC Libraries Lecture Hall (Room 240) at 11:00 a.m. View the full program of panel discussions, film screenings, and educational sessions to see what else is in store at the 6th-annual Los Angeles Archives Bazaar.