Los Angeles

Author: Jim Heimann
Publisher: Taschen America Llc
ISBN: 9783836545150
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Exploring the cultural, political, industrial, and sociological history of Los Angeles, this title examines the city's critical developments ranging from the real estate booms of the 1880s to the uncontrolled urban sprawl of the late 20th century.

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Author: Kevin Starr
Publisher: Taschen America Llc
ISBN: 9783836502917
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De la première photo connue prise à Los Angeles jusqu'aux plus récents panoramas tentaculaires, cet hommage photo à la Cité des Anges constitue un fascinant voyage à travers l'histoire culturelle, politique, industrielle et sociologique de la ville. Des centaines d'images montrent une Los Angeles émergeant peu à peu d'un immense no man's land désertique pour se muer en une vaste métropole parsemée de palmiers. Les grands événements qui ont fait vibrer la planète, les deux Olympiades, l'assassinat de Robert Kennedy, ou encore les émeutes consécutives à l'affaire Rodney King, révèlent une cité aux multiples facettes. Hollywood et ses stars ne sont pas oubliées, ni les autres résidents de marque, personnalités, architectes, artistes, musiciens, criminels et crimes. Les mouvements culturels pop qui sont nés à L. A., le surf, les restaurants diététiques, les hot-yods, sont également présents. Los Angeles est dépeinte dans sa splendeur et ses misères à travers des centaines d'images récemment découvertes, signées pour certaines des plus grands photographes et empruntées aux collections les plus représentatives, musées ou collections privées. Les images sélectionnées par l'anthropologue culturel Jim Heimann sont mises en contexte et éclairées par des essais de Kevin Starr, historien de la Californie, et David L. Ulin, expert en histoire littéraire de Los Angeles.

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

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.

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.

Picturing Los Angeles

Author: Jon Wilkman
Publisher: Gibbs Smith
ISBN: 9781586857332
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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.

Both Sides of Sunset

Author: Jane Brown
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781938922732
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Los Angeles is a city of dualities-sunshine and noir, coastline beaches and urban grit, natural beauty and suburban sprawl, the obvious and the hidden. "Both Sides of Sunset: Photographing Los Angeles" reveals these dualities and more, in images captured by master photographers such as Bruce Davidson, Lee Friedlander, Daido Moriyama, Julius Shulman and Garry Winogrand, as well as many younger artists, among them Matthew Brandt, Katy Grannan, Alex Israel, Lise Sarfati and Ed Templeton, just to name a few. Taken together, these individual views by more than 130 artists form a collective vision of a place where myth and reality are often indistinguishable. Spinning off the highly acclaimed "Looking at Los Angeles" (Metropolis Books, 2005), "Both Sides of Sunset" presents an updated and equally unromantic vision of this beloved and scorned metropolis. In the years since the first book was published, the artistic landscape of Los Angeles has flourished and evolved. The extraordinary Getty Museum project "Pacific Standard Time: Art in L.A. 1945-1980" focused global attention on the city's artistic heritage, and this interest has only continued to grow. "Both Sides of Sunset" showcases many of the artists featured in the original book-such as Lewis Baltz, Catherine Opie, Stephen Shore and James Welling-but also incorporates new images that portray a city that is at once unhinged and driven by irrepressible exuberance. Proceeds from the sale of the book will benefit Inner-City Arts-an oasis of learning, achievement and creativity in the heart of Los Angeles' Skid Row that brings arts education to elementary, middle and high school students.