Facing the Music: Documenting Walt Disney Concert Hall and the Redevelopment of Downtown Los Angeles

A Project by Allan Sekula, edited by Edward Dimendberg, East of Borneo, $54.95 (hardcover)

By Mark Rappolt

Facing the Music is a project that occupied (albeit not to the exclusion of everything else) the late Allan Sekula from 1985 until his death in 2013. So it’s a key, if incomplete, work. At its centre is the construction and opening of the Frank Gehry-designed, Disney family-funded Walt Disney Concert Hall, which opened in 2003 in the Bunker Hill area of Los Angeles. Following the impact of Gehry’s Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, the Concert Hall was touted as a…

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