Book Signing with Frances Anderton

Los Angeles

Event details:

11:15am PDT on Wednesday, March 15, 2023
2:00pm PDT on Wednesday, March 15, 2023
The California Club
538 Flower St
Los Angeles , CA ,

$110 - includes copy of book

This event is open to All LAI members globally and non-members.
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Please join us for a book-signing event with Frances Anderton, host of the DnA broadcast on KCRW. Featuring her new book, Common Ground: Multi-Family Housing in Los Angeles


Admission includes a personal copy of the book and a presentation over lunch at the California Club.


About the book:

Living in Los Angeles has always been equated with the suburban single-family home with a big backyard. But for decades, L.A. has also been the consummate laboratory for exceptional experiments in multifamily housing — dwellings centered on shared open space, from the central courtyard to the rooftop garden. In Common Ground: Multifamily Housing in Los Angeles, author Frances Anderton explores that fascinating history— from the bungalow courts and apartment-hotels of the 1910s, through the development of garden apartments, to contemporary mid-rise “urban villages” and co-living spaces. Common Ground features the work of the Zwebells, R.M. Schindler, Richard Neutra, John Lautner, Ralph Vaughn, Koning Eizenberg, Sean Knibb, Michael Maltzan, Brooks + Scarpa, Lorcan O’Herlihy, Shin Shin, and many more. In a time of housing crisis, Frances Anderton makes the case that well-designed, equitable, connected living is tomorrow’s American dream.

  • 208 pages
  • 9"h x 9"w
  • 140+ images
  • hardcover; ISBN 978-1-62640-091-7; $50.00


About the author:

Frances Anderton covers Los Angeles design and architecture in print, podcasts, exhibitions, and at public events. For many years Anderton hosted DnA: Design and Architecture, broadcast on KCRW, a public radio station. Her honors include the Esther McCoy Award, bestowed by the USC Architectural Guild at USC School of Architecture, for her work in educating the public about architecture and urbanism. Anderton resides in Santa Monica, California.