Iconic Wilshire Boulevard
June 23, 2013
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Downtown <—> Miracle Mile

The Modernist's Guide to Iconic Wilshire Boulevard

The June 23 CicLAvia - Iconic Wilshire Boulevard, is part of Pacific Standard Time Presents: Modern Architecture in L.A. This collaboration, initiated by the Getty, brings together 17 local cultural institutions from April through July for a wide-ranging look at the postwar built environment of the city.

As part of Pacific Standard Time Presents: Modern Architecture in L.A., CicLAvia offers The Modernist's Guide to Iconic Wilshire Boulevard. 

Researched and written by Catherine Gudis and designed by Colleen Corcoran, the guide allows readers to appreciate and understand the context for modernism and the role that Wilshire's built environment has played as the city’s cultural and demographic makeup has changed.

Free copies of The Modernist's Guide to Iconic Wilshire Boulevard will be handed out at each CicLAvia Hub on June 23. You can also download a free version of the guide here.

Cathy Gudis is an associate professor of history and director of the public history program at the University of California, Riverside. To develop The Modernist's Guide to Iconic Wilshire Boulevard, Gudis drew in part on her experiences and prior work as the director of the Los Angeles Conservancy's 2005 "Curating the City: Wilshire Boulevard," a set of multi-city, multi-media programs and website. Last year she was a Scholar at the Getty Research Institute, where she worked on her new book Curating the City: The Framing of Los Angeles, which looks at art, preservation, and the urban environment throughout the Southland after World War II. 

Colleen Corcoran is CicLAvia's official graphic designer and is responsible for the organization's distinctive graphic identify. She has collaborated with a variety of non-profits and public agencies in the Los Angeles area. Her work focuses on the use of design as a tool for education and positive social change within the urban environment.

Major support for CicLAvia – Iconic Wilshire Boulevard has been provided by the Getty Foundation.