Los Angeles

Author: Taschen
Publisher: Taschen
ISBN: 9783836556033
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Rise and sprawl: A pictorial history of the City of Angels 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. Now available in a popular Reader's Edition, the book 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. The city's pop cultural movements, its music, surfing, health food fads, gangs, and hot rods are included, as are itsnotorious crimes and criminals. Events that made world news--including two Olympics, Bobby Kennedy's assassination, and the Rodney King riots--reveal a city of many dimensions. Hollywood and its celebrities are showcased along with many other notable residents, personalities, architects, artists, and musicians. Featuring hundreds of recently discovered images including those of Julius Shulman, Garry Winogrand, William Claxton as well as essays by renowned California historian Kevin Starr and Los Angeles literature expert David L. Ulin, this is an unparalleled tribute to LA, in all its glory and its grit. About the Series: Bibliotheca Universalis -- Compact cultural companions celebrating the eclectic TASCHEN universe at an unbeatable, democratic price! Since we started our work as cultural archaeologists in 1980, the name TASCHEN has become synonymous with accessible, open-minded publishing. Bibliotheca Universalis brings together nearly 100 of our all-time favorite titles in a neat new format so you can curate your own affordable library of art, anthropology, and aphrodisia. Bookworm's delight -- never bore, always excite! Text in English, French, and German

New York

Author: Graphic Arts Publishing
Publisher: Graphic Arts Center Publishing Co.
ISBN: 1558689877
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Captures the bright lights of Times Square, the top of the Empire State Building, the lush greenery of Central Park, and several other breathtaking sights, in a dazzling tour through the five historic boroughs of the Big Apple.

Los Angeles

Author: John Walton Caughey
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520034105
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"Its intelligent combination of essays reveals much about Los Angeles which does not always find its way into socio-historical texts about the area. The editors' remarks preceding each essay expertly bind the book together. I suspect it will wind up as one of the more dog-eared volumes on my shelf."--Mayor Tom Bradley of Los Angeles

Looking At Los Angeles

Author: Marla Hamburg Kennedy
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781933045047
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Editors have gathered pictorial representations of Los Angeles from the last three-quarters of a century, resulting in this selection of more than 200 stunning depictions of the city from different eras and different points of view.

City Of Angles

Author: Al Martínez
Publisher: St Martins Press
ISBN: 9780312139445
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A profile of a city by a columnist for the Los Angeles Times offers humorous and compassionate insider's predictions for the twenty-first-century and shares personal observations and anecdotes about Los Angeles.

Picturing Los Angeles

Author: Jon Wilkman
Publisher: Gibbs Smith
ISBN: 9781586857332
Size: 79.11 MB
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Drawing upon more than two hundred years of images and human experience in Los Angeles, Jon and Nancy Wilkman have gathered a telling array of newspaper photos, historical snapshots of the movie industry, and photos that offer a glimpse into the sports, politics, industry, social change, crime, disasters, arts, and everyday life of each decade in Los Angeles.

Sins Of The City

Author: Jim Heimann
Publisher: Chronicle Books
ISBN: 9780811823197
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New in town, huh? Look around, kidpalm trees, movie stars, glittering promises of fame and fortune....Now look closer, and you'll see the real action in the City of Angels: goons and thugs, backroom dice clubs, motel room cheesecake shots, crusading cops, and a few unlucky saps who didn't make it out alive. Sins of the City is a daring photographic compendium of vintage vice in Los Angeles from the '20s to the '50s, the true-life pictures of a milieu immortalized in the hard-bitten novels of Raymond Chandler, Walter Mosley, and James Ellroy, and such films as Criss Cross, Double Indemnity, Chinatown, and LA Confidential. Pore over 200 shots of the people, places, and events that only tabloids such as Hush-Hush, Confidential, and Whisper dared publish. Witness the LAPD bust a floating casino, see a dapper Bugsy Siegel "before" (living) and "after" (deeply deceased), and marvel at the criminal excess of marijuana-stuffed suitcases. Author Jim Heimann has scoured archives and newspaper morgues for prime examples of Southland's inglorious past, presenting a compelling history of its notorious corruption. Sure, it's a tough city, but thankfully someone was there to record it all.

Los Angeles In Maps

Author: Glen Creason
Publisher: Rizzoli International Publications
ISBN: 9780847833917
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The 70 maps include in this book document the cultural, social, and geographic history of this major American city. Subjects touched on include: the discovery of California, the establishment of the missions, the eventual discovery of the site of Los Angeles, the establishment of the rancho system in Southern California, early Indian villages, early survey maps determining boundaries and land grants, early sewer and water maps determining the avenues of the city's very lifeblood, infrastructure, the rise of the movie industry, the streetcar system, earthquakes, Hollywood, emergence of the maps of the stars' homes, etc. Chronological in format, the book provides an encapsulated visual and verbal history of the city.

Los Angeles Then And Now

Author: Rosemary Lord
Publisher: Pavilion
ISBN: 9781911216995
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In 1769, Spanish explorer Gaspar de Portola dedicated the new town: Nuestra Senora la Reina de Los Angeles - Our Lady the Queen of the Angels. Since then the city has been a colorful melting pot of cultures. Wagon trains brought pioneers in the mid-nineteenth century, some with the lure of California gold and others to farm in the mild climate they found in territory newly acquired from Mexico. Using archive photos paired with their modern equivalent, Los Angeles Then and Now charts the development of the city from the days of orange groves and melon patches and isolated Spanish mission buildings, to the staggering metropolis it is today. With a background in the movie business, Rosemary Lord interlaces the arrival of the movie business and the growth of the city she has lived in for twenty-five years. Sites include: Old Plaza Church, Olvera Street, Chinatown, Union Station, Los Angeles Theatre, Mayan Theatre, Angel’s Flight, Los Angeles Public Library, Biltmore Hotel, Ambassador Hotel, Bullocks Wilshire, Brown Derby Restaurant, Hollywood Sign, Griffith Observatory, Sunset and Vine, Egyptian Theatre, Grauman’s Chinese Theatre, Roosevelt Hotel, Schwab’s Pharmacy, Beverly Hills Hotel, Witch’s House, Thelma Todd’s Café, Venice Beach, Santa Monica Pier.

City Of Nets

Author: Otto Friedrich
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520209497
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This dazzling story of Hollywood during the decade of its greatest success is a social and cultural history of the movie capital's golden age. Its cast includes actors, writers, musicians and composers, producers and directors, racketeers and labor leaders, journalists and politicians in the turbulent decade from World War II to Korea.