Lost LA

Concrete Fantasy: Southern California, a Freeway Metropolis

Clip: Season 2 | 7m 45s

If any one building material defined mid-20th-century Los Angeles, it was concrete – once a symbol of progress, modernity, and control of nature. As the city’s most iconic concrete structures, the freeways, aged, latter-day artists and critics like Catherine Opie and Reyner Banham began to celebrate their aesthetic qualities: their swooping forms and their kinetic thrills.

Aired: 10/26/17

Rating: NR

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