The National Endowment for the Arts and the City of Los Angeles
Department of Cultural Affairs to Announce Artists and Authors
for Guadalajara International Book Fair
GUEST OF HONOR PAVILION
Architect: John Friedman Alice Kimm Architects
Founded in Los Angeles in 1996, John Friedman Alice Kimm Architects (JFAK) is a collaborative, studio-based practice focused on innovative solutions for the creation of social space. Internationally recognized for design excellence, JFAK’s work has been published widely and has won numerous honors.
As currently imagined, the signature element of the design is a set of large, suspended, pneumatic “idea bubbles,” originally inspired by the speech and idea bubbles found in cartoons. These bubbles form the backdrop for projected imagery depicting L.A.’s life, art, history, icons, landscape, culture, industry, and film.
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