1. The LAX Topper Motel L.A. Now: Volume One, Published by Art Center College of Design, August 2002

    The LAX Topper Motel (2004), 27x27" Digital C-Print

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  2. The LAX Royal Comfort L.A. Now: Volume One, Published by Art Center College of Design, August 2002

    The LAX Royal Comfort (2005), 27x27" Digital C-Print

    ALL IMAGES COPYRIGHT ZOE CROSHER 2017

  3. The LAX Motel 6 L.A. Now: Volume One, Published by Art Center College of Design, August 2002

    The LAX Motel 6 (2003), 27x27" Digital C-Print

    ALL IMAGES COPYRIGHT ZOE CROSHER 2017

  4. The LAX Marriott L.A. Now: Volume One, Published by Art Center College of Design, August 2002

    The LAX Marriott (2003), 27x27" Digital C-Print

    ALL IMAGES COPYRIGHT ZOE CROSHER 2017

  5. The LAX Econolodge L.A. Now: Volume One, Published by Art Center College of Design, August 2002

    The LAX Econolodge (2003), 27x27" Digital C-Print

    ALL IMAGES COPYRIGHT ZOE CROSHER 2017

L.A. Now: Volume One, Published by Art Center College of Design, August 2002

L.A. Now: Volume One
by Richard Koshalek, Thom Mayne, Dana Hutt

Los Angeles faces rapid, continuous growth in the new century. Even though today’s vital infrastructure and systems are pushed beyond capacity, the greater metropolis will receive an additional two million people by 2005. To prepare for this tremendous growth, the city must reconsider its planning strategies as well as the revitalization of the downtown core—the geographical and symbolic heart of Los Angeles and, potentially, the connective tissue for all of the city’s cultures. By applying original thought and creativity to the challenges of the downtown area, we can begin to plan now for the real consequences of Los Angeles’s future growth.

Conceived by Richard Koshalek, L.A. Now is a collaborative design initiative to focus creativity on downtown Los Angeles and provide the foundation for its future development. L.A. Now brings together the work of UCLA architecture students under the direction of studio leader Thom Mayne (Morphosis), CalArts Graphic Design students, and Art Center film and photography students and others in two distinctive, lavishly illustrated books.

The first volume, L.A. Now, offers a virtual snapshot of Los Angeles at the beginning of the twenty-first century. A rich amalgamation of recent data, text, graphic design, and photography, this book documents the city’s radical heterogeneity, hybridity, and fragmentation into four sections: Los Angeles, habitat, people, and money.

 
Projects
  • The New LA-LIKE
    1. LA-LIKE: Prospecting Palm Fronds
    2. LA-LIKE: Escaped Exotics
    3. LA-LIKE: Unlit Lightboxes
    4. LA-LIKE: Fools Gold Dust (Mimic) Paintings
    5. LA-LIKE: Day For Night (or Sunlight As Spotlight)
    6. The Manifest Destiny Billboard Project, in conjunction with LAND
    7. Shangri-LA'd & Expanded Shangri-LA'd
    8. LA-LIKE: Mirage
    9. LA-LIKE: Composition I-10, Desert Center
    10. The Manifest Destiny Billboard Perfume
    11. LA Disappearing Frond-Like
    12. LA-LIKE: Transgressing the Pacific
    13. LA-LIKE: Transgressing the Pacific, Dessert Concepts & Recipes
    14. For An Evening with Eve Babitz, at the Chateau Marmont
    15. LA-LIKE: LAXART Billboard
    16. The Pools I Shot
    17. LA-LIKE
    18. LA-LIKE (LOST)
    19. Tear Sheet Posters
  • The Michelle duBois Project
    1. The Additive Dust Series
    2. The Disbanding of Michelle duBois
    3. Mae Wested
    4. The Disappearing of Michelle duBois
    5. The Vanishing of Michelle duBois
    6. Silhouetted
    7. The Uniqued Series
    8. All Her Shadows
    9. Blackened Last Four Days & Nights in Tokyo
    10. The Other Disappeared Nurse
    11. Almost the Same
    12. The Unveiling of Michelle duBois
    13. The Unraveling of Michelle duBois
    14. Obfuscated
    15. The Reconsidered Archive of Michelle duBois
    16. Polaroided
    17. Posed Postcards
  • Out The Window (LAX)
  • The Santa Cruz Kids
  • The Fainting Club
    1. The Fainting Club (London)
    2. The Fainting Club (New York)
    3. The Fainting Club (Los Angeles)
    4. The Fainting Club (More Cities)
    5. The Fainting Club (About)
  • Publications
    1. LA-LIKE: Transgressing the Pacific, Published by Hesse Presse, Los Angeles, CA - Spring 2016 (Sold Out)
    2. Both Sides of Sunset: Photographing Los Angeles (May 2015) Published by Metropolis Books
    3. Forthcoming: The Re-duBois Book
    4. Returning to Berlin / Publication curated by Kim Schoen - Motto, Berlin (August 2013)
    5. Why Art Photography? by Lucy Soutter (2013) Published by Routelage
    6. Volume 4: The Disappearance of Michelle duBois, aka *Mitchi* (Fall 2012) Published by Aperture Ideas
    7. Volume 3: The Unveiling of Michelle duBois, aka *Cricket* (Spring 2012) Published by Aperture Ideas
    8. Volume 2: The Unraveling of Michelle duBois, aka *Alice Johnson* (Fall 2011) Published by Aperture Ideas
    9. Volume 1: The Reconsidered Archive of Michelle duBois, aka *Kathy* (Spring 2011) Published by Aperture Ideas
    10. Out the Window (LAX) with essays by Norman Klein, Pico Iyer, & Julian Meyers (2007)
    11. NTNTNT (2004)
    12. L.A. Now: Volume One, Published by Art Center College of Design, August 2002