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Los Angeles. Portrait of a City #2020

Los Angeles Portrait of a City A pictorial history of the world s most enigmatic cityFrom the first known photograph taken in Los Angeles to its most recent sweeping vistas this photographic tribute to the City of Angels provides

  • Title: Los Angeles. Portrait of a City
  • Author: David L. Ulin Jim Heimann Kevin Starr
  • ISBN: 9783836502917
  • Page: 268
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Los Angeles. Portrait of a City By David L. Ulin Jim Heimann Kevin Starr, A pictorial history of the world s most enigmatic cityFrom the first known photograph taken in Los Angeles to its most recent sweeping vistas, this photographic tribute to the City of Angels provides a fascinating journey through the city s cultural, political, industrial, and sociological history It traces the city s development from the 1880s real estate boom, throughA pictorial history of the world s most enigmatic cityFrom the first known photograph taken in Los Angeles to its most recent sweeping vistas, this photographic tribute to the City of Angels provides a fascinating journey through the city s cultural, political, industrial, and sociological history It traces the city s development from the 1880s real estate boom, through the early days of Hollywood and the urban sprawl of the late 20th century, right up to the present day With over 500 images, L.A is shown emerging from a desert wasteland to become a vast palm studded urban metropolis Events that made world news including two Olympics, Bobby Kennedy s assassination, and the Rodney King riots reveal a city of many dimensions The entertainment capital of the world, Hollywood, and its celebrities are showcased along with many other notable residents, personalities, architects, artists, and musicians The city s pop cultural movements, its music, surfing, health food fads, gangs, and hot rods are included, as are its notorious crimes and criminals This book depicts Los Angeles in all its glory and grit, via hundreds of freshly discovered images including those of Julius Shulman, Garry Winogrand, William Claxton and many other superb photographers, culled from major historical archives, museums, private collectors, and universities These are given context and resonance through essays by renowned California historian Kevin Starr and Los Angeles literature expert David Ulin.

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    1 thought on “Los Angeles. Portrait of a City

    1. As long time Angelenos, we were certainly excited to receive our invitation to Taschen Books headquarters for the new release party for their latest coffee table opus Los Angeles Portrait of a City While partying with the Hollywood elite Diane Keaton, Hugh Hefner, Jerry Bruckheimer, David LaChappell, Rodney Bingenheimer, various politicos, etc and being serenaded by hometown music from the Doors, Mamas and Papas, the Go Go s and others, we celebrated the release of Jim Heimann and Kevin Starr s [...]

    2. This is a massive, massive book with hundreds of big, high quality photos spanning the life of Los Angeles I wish there had been text, but I made do with the captions and chapter introductions This had been on a gift list for a while and I m very glad I was able to rent it from the library, since it s a whopper that would break the coffee table

    3. From the first known photograph taken in Los Angeles to its most recent sweeping vistas, this photographic tribute to the City of Angels provides a fascinating journey through the city s cultural, political, industrial, and sociological history.

    4. A beautiful pictorial look at L.A s cultural, industrial, political and sociological history from the first known photograph of the city through the Rodney King riots An invaluable homage and history of a city that s always been in thrall of the new.

    5. Beautiful photos of Los Angeles from the late 19th century through the beginning of the 21st Lots of information to cover in a small amount of space A good overview of the history of the City of Angels in images.

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