Everything Loose Will Land
1970s Art and Architecture in Los Angeles
Edited and with preface by Sylvia Lavin, Kimberli Meyer. Text by Alex Kitnick, Margo Handwerker, Peggy Phelan, Susanna Newbury, Simon Sadler.
Taking its name from Frank Lloyd Wright’s quip, "Tip the world on its side and everything loose will land in Los Angeles," this book argues that L.A.’s famous cultural "looseness" permitted exciting developments in art and architecture, with the two disciplines mingling freely and borrowing from one another. It presents drawings, photographs, sculpture, prototypes and ephemera by Peter Alexander, Eleanor Antin, Archigram, Billy Al Bengston, Larry Bell, Denise Scott Brown, Judy Chicago, Peter de Bretteville, Sheila Levrant de Bretteville, Environmental Communications, Frank Gehry, Gruppo 9999, Victor Gruen, Nancy Holt, Robert Irwin, Ray Kappe, Robert Kennard, Ed Kienholz, Alison Knowles, Leonard Koren, L.A. Fine Arts Squad, Morphosis, Ed Moses, Bruce Nauman, Ed Ruscha, SITE, Robert Smithson, Paolo Soleri, Bernard Tschumi, Venturi & Rauch and others.