Los Angeles Boulevard: Eight X-Rays of the Body Public 25th Anniversary Edition by Doug Suisman, FAIA
Re-issued after 25 years, this series of essays espouses urban planner Suisman’s views on the complex structure of Los Angeles’ transportation arteries. Starting with the Pueblo, Suisman traces the histories of LA’s iconic boulevards—Sunset, Wilshire, Hollywood—with conversations on the move from the streetcar to the automobile, the relationship of the movie studios to the streets, and the value of the changing urban landscape.
This anniversary edition featuresthe original eight essays with photographs and Suisman's own evocative and informative drawings and plans. Suisman added new essays based on his plans forLankershim, Wilshire, Hollywood and Highland, and Hill Street, among other LA boulevards. More geographically diverse urban designsinAtlanta and Hartford are discussed, along with The Arc, his award-winning example of humane design for a troubled place. Drawings and new photography accompany the essays.