Thomas Hines is the singular authority on the development of modern architecture in Southern California. He is Professor Emeritus of History and Architecture at the University of California, Los Angeles.
His book Architecture of the Sun; Los Angeles Modernism 1990-1970 is the sourcebook for the study of Los Angeles architecture. He has written the definitive histories of Richard Neutra and the Search for Modern Architecture. Irving Gill and the Architecture of Reform, and Burnham of Chicago, Architect and Planner.
Michael Webb is a London-born writer and long-time resident of Los Angeles who brings a broader perspective about the relevance of American architecture and social culture within and beyond the borders of California and the United States.
Michael has authored more than twenty books on modern architecture, including Modernism Reborn: Mid-century American Houses, Architects’ Houses, and Building Community: New Apartment Architecture. He is a frequent contributor to Architectural Digest, Domus and The New York Times, among other publications.
Richard Longstreth has written extensively on the modern vernacular architecture and urban development of Los Angeles. He is a Professor of Architectural History at George Washington University, where he has served as Director of the Department of American Studies.
His books include The Drive-In, the Supermarket, and the Transformation of Commercial Space in Los Angeles, 1914-1941, The Department Store Transformed, 1920-1960; Looking Beyond the Icons, Midcentury Architecture, Landscape and Urbanism, and On the Edge of the World, Four Architects in San Francisco at the Turn of the Century.