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Dishing the Dirt on Design

Dishing the Dirt on Design

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April 03rd 2013:What Drives L.A.?

Los Angeles is a city unlike any other. It has evolved through a complicated series of subtexts and has embraced a broad spectrum of urban and suburban themes. Join Getty Museum curators Wim de Wit and Christopher Alexander as they discuss the upcoming exhibition entitled “Overdrive: Los Angeles Constructs the Future, 1940-1990” in conjunction with “Pacific Standard Time: Modern Architecture in L.A.”

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Wim de Wit

Wim de Wit studied architectural history at the Catholic University in Nijmegen, the Netherlands. After graduation, he was appointed as a scholarly researcher responsible for the collections at the Netherlands Documentation Center for Architecture in Amsterdam. Upon his arrival in the United States, he worked at the Cooper-Hewitt Museum in New York as a guest curator and then as curator for architecture at the Chicago Historical Society. At The Getty Research Institute, he has organized a number of exhibitions including “Shaping the Great City: Modern Architecture in Central Europe, 1890-1937,” “Julius Shulman’s Los Angeles,” “Julius Shulman, Modernity and the Metropolis,” and “Lessons f
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Christopher Alexander

Christopher Alexander received his Master of Architecture degree from UCLA and his Bachelor of Fine Arts and Art History from The George Washington University. Since his arrival at The Getty, he has co-curated exhibitions including “Julius Shulman’s Los Angeles,” “Julius Shulman, Modernity and the Metropolis,” Bernard Rudofsky: What Would Intrigue Him Now?” and “Lessons from Bernard Rudofsky.” He is the author of “Julius Shulman’s Los Angeles” and the co-editor of “Overdrive: L.A. Constructs the Future, 1940-1990.”
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