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.
July 7, 1988 |
Assignment: Create a prototype for a new wave of Southern California lifeguard towers. Specifications: A 360-degree outlook and a budget of $17,000. Results: A stunning array of designs that will be exhibited Saturday through Aug. 13 at the Kirsten Kiser Gallery on La Brea Avenue. Fourteen renowned architects from Austria, Denmark, Italy and the United States, including Los Angeles, are joined by 10 young local designers in a display of radically different models and drawings.
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.