PUBLISHED AT LAST!
We're delighted to announce that LA Boulevard is now available! Visit your local bookstore, or visit one of the links below.
The Los Angeles Times's Christopher Hawthorne calls Doug Suisman's book on the boulevards "the most important take on this gigantic subject."
The 25th Anniversary Edition of this urban design classic is now available.
BOULEVARDS PODCAST: Colin Marshall interviews Doug Suisman about Los Angeles, the boulevards, city form, and the upcoming reissue of "Los Angeles Boulevard" - Colin Marshall › Notebook on Cities and Culture S4E35: Path and Place with Doug Suisman
BOULEVARDS ON KCRW: On April 23, 2013, Doug Suisman was interviewed by journalist and architecture critic Edward Lifson and discussed Wilshire Boulevard in anticipation of the Ciclavia ride on Wilshire coming in June. Link here: KCRW or listen here: (starts at 12m40s): Wilshire Boulevard
BOULEVARDS AND THE BAUHAUS: On May 15, 2012, Doug Suisman discussed boulevards throughout history and around the world at the re:street conference, organized by Cal Pol Pomona and the Bauhuas in Weimar. Link here: re:street conference
BOULEVARDS ON KPCC: On May 15, 2012, Doug Suisman and Christopher Hawthorne discussed L.A.'s changing boulevards with Patt Morrison. Link here: KPCC
Suisman Urban Design is pleased to announce the 25th anniversary edition of Doug Suisman's seminal monograph, Los Angeles Boulevard. Since its first publication by the Los Angeles Forum in 1989 in a limited run of 1,500 copies, the book has been much sought after and difficult to find. The new edition will contain the original content plus a new chapter on Suisman's boulevard work in practice. Please sign up here if you would like to reserve an advance copy.
Be sure and read Los Angeles Times architecture critic Christopher Hawthorne's front-page feature on Atlantic Boulevard, which kicks off his year-long series on Boulevards: Atlantic Boulevard. In the article, he writes: "Suisman's concise and shamefully underappreciated 1989 study of the history and design of the boulevards...remains the most important take on this gigantic subject." Suisman and Hawthorne drove the length of Atlantic Boulevard together during the preparation of the article, and Christopher is writing a new Foreword for the anniversary edition.
LA Forum for Architecture and Urban Design: Los Angeles Boulevard
Suisman Urban Design: Street Projects
LA Times (Aaron Betsky, 1992): Remaking L.A.
To pre-order the new edition, please sign up at right.