Saturday, 31 March 2007

Reyner Banham Loves Los Angeles

Reyner Banham Loves Los Angeles (1972) from Repazzo on Vimeo.

This is a work of genius. 1970s pop modernism and intelligent urbanism. Reyner Banham on LA as the city of the future and how it's infected everyone's consciousness, direct from 1972. It might not stand up to ecological scrutiny, but it encapulates a certain techno-futurist optimism that predates the oil crisis. Fresh as anything.

1 comment:

Kim said...

Three of the tour hosts at Esotouric Bus Adventures in LA trained under Reyner Banham as undergraduates at UC Santa Cruz, and he utterly changed the way we see our native Southern California. In tribute, we will be launching a new tour in fall 2007 called "Reyner Banham Loves Los Angeles," to join such city tours as Raymond Chandler's Los Angeles, The Real Black Dahlia, John Fante's Bunker Hill, Weird West Adams, Pasadena Confidential and Riot on Sunset Strip.

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