PUBLISHERS OF ARCHITECTURE, ART, DESIGN & PHOTOGRAPHY

The Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust

Hagy Belzberg, Michael Webb, Randy Schoenberg, and Mark Rothman

$16.95

The Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust outlines the architectural intent behind the creation of the oldest museum dedicated to the Holocaust in the United States, which recently opened its newly designed building to the public. Designed by award-winning architect Hagy Belzberg, explore the history, conceptual development, process, and viewer experience through this provocative and moving visual journey.

Specifications

SKU:
90291
Size: 
8 x 8"
Pages: 
80pp
Binding: 
Trade Paper
Publication date: 
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
ISBN: 
978-1-935935-55-1
Rights world: 
Available
Overview: 

The Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust contains text by acclaimed architectural writer Michael Webb with principal photography by world renowned architectural photographers Iwan Bann and Benny Chan. The Belzberg Architects, led by Hagy Belzberg, designed Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust is one of the largest intensive green roofs in California and has been awarded LEED Gold Certification for excellence in sustainability. As recent winners of the 2011 Los Angeles Cultural Affairs Commission Architecture Award, American Institute of Architects Los Angeles Design Award, American Institute of Architects California Council Design Award, Interior Design Magazine Best of the Year Award: Institutional, and Architect Magazine Annual Design Review Award, this new cultural landmark showcases a successful merger of “green” design practices with iconic architecture.

The construction of the Museum, designed by Belzberg Architects, is an important step forward in the ongoing discourse of architecture, combining a challenge to the typical design approaches used in similar projects with a commitment to sustainable building strategies. The Museum’s ability to draw on its urban park context to better illustrate the difficult content of the Holocaust is key to its success. 

 
About the author: 

Hagy Belzberg, FAIA: Hagy Belzberg, FAIA lives in Los Angeles and is the architect and principal of Belzberg Architects, designer of the new Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust. Belzberg Architects’ innovative approach, commitment to sustainability, and community integration has been highly acclaimed earning the Museum various esteemed accolades and awards.

Michael Webb grew up in London, moved to LA, and writes on architecture and design He is the author of 26 books, most recently Modernist Paradise: Niemeyer House, Boyd Collection and Venice CA.: Art + Architecture in a Maverick Community.

E. Randol Schoenberg lives in Los Angeles and is president of the Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust. He specializes in cases involving looted art and the recovery of property stolen by the Nazi authorities during the Holocaust. Additionally, he is also an author of two books on genealogy. 

Mark Rothman lives in Los Angeles and is currently in his 3rd year as Executive Director of the Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust. In addition to managing the Museum’s daily operations, Mark played a critical role in all aspects of the construction a new museum.