June 24, 1988 |
The noted Italian architect Aldo Rossi makes Post-Modern buildings that often look like fantasy sets for "The Taming of the Shrew" mixed with the elegiac memories of Giorgio de Chirico. Rossi also draws. A couple of dozen etchings and finished studies rework traditional piazza, dome, campanile and loggia into a whimsical world of shifting perspectives and visual amusement.
February 19, 2001 |
Controversy is not exactly a word that makes Disney executives cackle with joy. So it's no surprise that, under the 17-year tenure of Michael Eisner, the company has become one of the country's most important patrons of a fuzzy classical architecture. At the Burbank campus alone, there are major buildings by the Three Kings of Postmodern irony--Michael Graves, Robert Venturi and Robert A.M. Stern.
February 3, 1991 |
When you need the comfort only a bowl of steaming soup can bring. Dale's Bistro, 361 N. La Cienega Blvd., West Hollywood. (213) 659-3996. Style: French without froufrou. Setting: Spartan. Recommended: Menu varies, but might include chicken gumbo or onion soup, $4. El Colmao, 2328 W. Pico Blvd., Los Angeles. (213) 386-6131. Style: A good old Cuban place in the old neighborhood. Setting: Mess hall with mirrors.
March 12, 1989 |
Leaning toward Italian? Market City Caffe, 33 S. Fair Oaks, Pasadena. (818) 568-0203. Style: Storefront look, ample antipasto bar. Setting: Bricks and beams. Recommended: Pizza portofino ; grilled veal chop; tirami su. Cost per person: $10-$25. Osteria Nonni, 3219 Glendale Blvd., Atwater. (213) 666-7133. Style: Trendy Angeli clone. Setting: Pseudo-industrial.
October 25, 2006 |
FOR years, I used to be a filtered coffee girl, standing sleepy-eyed and barefoot, pouring boiling water splash by splash into a Melitta filter. Until the day I discovered my old Bialetti stovetop espresso pot at the back of a cupboard. It brought back memories of waking to the happy burble and smell of espresso brewing at friends' houses in Italy. Practically everyone there makes their morning coffee in such a pot.
September 22, 1993 |
Even though she said she doesn't draw, architect Elyse Grinstein said she considered the Southern California Institute of Architecture's exhibition of architectural drawings and prints a "watershed event." "No, I don't draw in this way. I sketch, and I consider my sketches very private," Grinstein said Saturday morning at a preview brunch. Nevertheless, she said she admired the works on view, drawings by 200 other architects--superstars such as Frank O.