News : Architecture

Robert Winter, 1924–2019

Dr. Robert Winter, the renowned architectural historian and author of several works including An Architectural Guidebook to Los Angeles, died Saturday, February 9, 2019. Dr. Winter was, at age 94, Angel City Press’s newest author, but one of our longtime friends. He spent most of his illustrious career chronicling an... read more

Angel City Adventures: The Darkroom

Traveling by the Architectural Guidebook to Los Angeles: The Darkroom Follow along: Page 127 of the Architectural Guidebook to Los Angeles. (The Guidebook publishes in late November, but you can pre-order your copy here.) There is a plaque that sits in the middle of the Franklin Canyon Park claiming to represent... read more

Angel City Adventures: Hsi Lai Temple

Few think of Los Angeles as a destination for mountaintop monasteries, but maybe that’s a shame. The Hsi Lai Temple in the Puente Hills of Hacienda Heights certainly makes a case. The North American headquarters of the Fo Guang Shan Buddhist order, Hsi Lai is one of the largest and oldest Buddhist temples in the country. 

Angel City Adventures: Lummis House (El Alisal)

A peripatetic poet and activist-journalist-naturalist, Charles Lummis held court here with events that he called “noises.” These noises were hosted in the house’s gallery, which features a “photograph window”—regional-themed glass photographic plates fixed in a bank of windows. There he entertained the bohemian demimonde: writers, artists, musicians. And it shows—the house itself is delicately nonconformist and poetic.