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LA CLIMBS: ALTERNATIVE USES FOR ARCHITECTURE Alex Hartley 2003 1st ed Paperback VG - Near Fine 2 Copies Available
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London/New York, 2003, 1st edition. 176 pp, hundreds of color and b/w photos, maps, route photos. Large format paperback, Very Good to Near Fine condition.                               .

In LA Climbs: Alternative Uses for Architecture, Los Angeles building climbs are photographed, named, graded, and appear alongside topographic diagrams and detailed route descriptions. 
Crossing over from artistic intervention to a guidebook for the climber bored with legitimate locations, Hartley's project has similarities to the exploits of legendary Frenchman Alain Robert (who famously scaled the Petrona Towers, the Eiffel Tower and the Empire State Building) or skate boarding culture where empty swimming pools are used as alternative sites for extreme skating.

These acts of architectural misinterpretation encompass an eclectic selection including Hartley's climb up the infamous Hollywood sign, Frank Gehry's Disney Hall, as well as classic mid-century Case Study Houses ad iconic works by architects such as Wright, Schindler, Meier, Koenig, Lautner and Neutra. These exploits come together to reveal a perception of the city and its architecture reduced to surface, texture and relative distance from the ground. Through a combination of colour photography, drawings and diagrams, this book provides an alternative view of key sites and buildings in and around Los Angeles.

Whether simply adding a tingle of escapist thrill to the world of coffee table literature or providing a more literal guide for the daring and the extremely agile, Hartley's book is, without doubt, a story of LA. But this is a new story, one we have not witnessed before.


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