The pyramidal top on Los Angeles City Hall (left) is modeled after the Mausoleum at Halicarnassus, as depicted in a 1886 painting by Ferdinand Knab (right, detail).

Rediscovering the Classical Tradition in Southern California



Art historian Peter Holliday explores how Californians adapted the art, architecture, and garden design of ancient Greece and Rome to shape the Los Angeles landscape and realize the dream of an idealized lifestyle. Co-presented with the Institute of Classical Architecture and Art. 

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