Modernist architecture critic/historian Alan Hess will speak on “California as Muse: How Out-of-State Architects Get the Golden State Wrong” at the Architecture&Beyond Lecture Series Thursday, Nov. 20, 6:45-7:45 p.m. at the Los Feliz Library, 1874 Hillhurst Ave.
A practicing architect and architecture critic for the San Jose Mercury News, Hess specializes in Modern architecture and urbanism in the mid-1900s. He’s authored some 20 books that include monographs on architects Oscar Niemeyer, Frank Lloyd Wright and John Lautner, as well as architectural histories of Las Vegas and Palm Springs. Hess has also been a long-time advocate of 20th-century architectural preservation.
Skylights Books will have books by Hess for purchase and signing.
The free lecture series, now in its 11th year, is supported by the Friends of the Los Feliz Library and merchants of the Los Feliz BID.
For more information, call the Los Feliz Branch Library at (323) 913-4710.