Los Angeles

Author: Jim Heimann

Publisher: Taschen America Llc

ISBN: 9783836545150

Category: Photography

Page: 192

View: 3721

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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New York

Portrait of a City

Author: Graphic Arts Publishing

Publisher: Graphic Arts Center Publishing Co.

ISBN: 1558689877

Category: Photography

Page: 110

View: 9777

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.
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City of Angles

A Drive-by Portrait of Los Angeles

Author: Al Martínez

Publisher: St Martins Press

ISBN: 9780312139445

Category: Travel

Page: 160

View: 7880

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.
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Los Angeles

Portrait of a City

Author: Taschen,Taschen Staff

Publisher: Taschen

ISBN: 9783836556033

Category: Photography

Page: N.A

View: 3083

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
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Faces of Sunset Boulevard

A Portrait of Los Angeles

Author: Patrick Ecclesine

Publisher: Santa Monica PressLlc

ISBN: 9781595800404

Category: Photography

Page: 207

View: 9429

Presents a collection of photographs of people, from the famous to the unknown, who live and work in Los Angeles.
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Looking at Los Angeles

Author: Marla Hamburg Kennedy,Ben Stiller,David L. Ulin

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781933045047

Category: Travel

Page: 235

View: 4343

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.
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Sins of the City

The Real Los Angeles Noir

Author: Jim Heimann

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 9780811823197

Category: Social Science

Page: 144

View: 6736

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.
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Bound for Freedom

Black Los Angeles in Jim Crow America

Author: Douglas Flamming

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520249909

Category: History

Page: 467

View: 8281

A definitive, illustrated account of Los Angeles's black community in the half century before World War I details African-American community life and political activism during the city's transformation from a small town to a sprawling metropolis. Reprint.
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New York

Portrait of a City

Author: Reuel Golden

Publisher: Taschen

ISBN: 9783836556040

Category: Photography

Page: 560

View: 2096

Skyscrapers and soul: The most evocative shots of the city that never sleeps Trace the epic story of New York through hundreds of atmospheric photographs, from the mid-19th century to the present day. Follow its fluctuating fortunes, from the wild nights of the Jazz Age and the hedonistic disco era, to the grim days of the Depression and the devastation of 9/11 and its aftermath. This remarkable collection, now available in a popular Reader's Edition, pays tribute to the metropolis' architecture, energy, civic, social, and photographic heritage. From the building of the Brooklyn Bridge to the immigrants arriving at Ellis Island; from the slums of the Lower East Side to the magnificent art deco skyscrapers, the streets, the sidewalks, the chaos, the energy, the ethnic diversity, the culture, the fashion, the architecture, the anger and the complexity of the city is laid out block by block. Featuring hundreds of images from such celebrated photographers as Alfred Stieglitz, Berenice Abbott, Weegee, Margaret Bourke-White, William Claxton, Ralph Gibson, Ryan McGinley, Steve Schapiro, Garry Winogrand, Larry Fink, Keizo Kitajima, and many, many more, New York: Portrait of a City also includes over a hundred evocative quotations and references from relevant books, movies, shows, and songs. Text in English, French, and German
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Los Angeles Then and Now

Author: Rosemary Lord

Publisher: Pavilion

ISBN: 9781911216995

Category: Travel

Page: 144

View: 9855

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.
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L.A. City Limits

African American Los Angeles from the Great Depression to the Present

Author: Josh Sides

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520248309

Category: History

Page: 288

View: 4546

A lively history of modern black Los Angeles from the Great Depression to the present.
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Rebels in Paradise

The Los Angeles Art Scene and the 1960s

Author: Hunter Drohojowska-Philp

Publisher: Henry Holt and Company

ISBN: 9781429958998

Category: Art

Page: 288

View: 9574

The extraordinary story of the artists who propelled themselves to international fame in 1960s Los Angeles Los Angeles, 1960: There was no modern art museum and there were few galleries, which is exactly what a number of daring young artists liked about it, among them Ed Ruscha, David Hockney, Robert Irwin, Bruce Nauman, Judy Chicago and John Baldessari. Freedom from an established way of seeing, making, and marketing art fueled their creativity, which in turn inspired the city. Today Los Angeles has four museums dedicated to contemporary art, around one hundred galleries, and thousands of artists. Here, at last, is the book that tells the saga of how the scene came into being, why a prevailing Los Angeles permissiveness, 1960s-style, spawned countless innovations, including Andy Warhol's first exhibition, Marcel Duchamp's first retrospective, Frank Gehry's mind-bending architecture, Rudi Gernreich's topless bathing suit, Dennis Hopper's Easy Rider, even the Beach Boys, the Byrds, the Doors, and other purveyors of a California style. In the 1960s, Los Angeles was the epicenter of cool.
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The Mirage Factory

Illusion, Imagination, and the Invention of Los Angeles

Author: Gary Krist

Publisher: Crown

ISBN: 045149640X

Category: History

Page: 416

View: 9243

From bestselling author Gary Krist, the story of the metropolis that never should have been and the visionaries who dreamed it into reality Little more than a century ago, the southern coast of California—bone-dry, harbor-less, isolated by deserts and mountain ranges—seemed destined to remain scrappy farmland. Then, as if overnight, one of the world’s iconic cities emerged. At the heart of Los Angeles’ meteoric rise were three flawed visionaries: William Mulholland, an immigrant ditch-digger turned self-taught engineer, designed the massive aqueduct that would make urban life here possible. D.W. Griffith, who transformed the motion picture from a vaudeville-house novelty into a cornerstone of American culture, gave L.A. its signature industry. And Aimee Semple McPherson, a charismatic evangelist who founded a religion, cemented the city’s identity as a center for spiritual exploration. All were masters of their craft, but also illusionists, of a kind. The images they conjured up—of a blossoming city in the desert, of a factory of celluloid dreamworks, of a community of seekers finding personal salvation under the California sun—were like mirages liable to evaporate on closer inspection. All three would pay a steep price to realize these dreams, in a crescendo of hubris, scandal, and catastrophic failure of design that threatened to topple each of their personal empires. Yet when the dust settled, the mirage that was LA remained. Spanning the years from 1900 to 1930, The Mirage Factory is the enthralling tale of an improbable city and the people who willed it into existence by pushing the limits of human engineering and imagination.
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City of Nets

A Portrait of Hollywood in the 1940's

Author: Otto Friedrich

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520209497

Category: History

Page: 495

View: 1432

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.
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Popular Culture in the Age of White Flight

Fear and Fantasy in Suburban Los Angeles

Author: Eric Avila

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520248112

Category: History

Page: 308

View: 4549

"In Popular Culture in the Age of White Flight, Eric Avila offers a unique argument about the restructuring of urban space in the two decades following World War II and the role played by new suburban spaces in dramatically transforming the political culture of the United States. Avila's work helps us see how and why the postwar suburb produced the political culture of 'balanced budget conservatism' that is now the dominant force in politics, how the eclipse of the New Deal since the 1970s represents not only a change of views but also an alteration of spaces."—George Lipsitz, author of The Possessive Investment in Whiteness
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The Boys of Summer

Author: Roger Kahn

Publisher: Aurum Press Limited

ISBN: 1781312079

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 560

View: 3993

DIV This is a book about young men who learned to play baseball during the 1930s and 1940s, and then went on to play for one of the most exciting major-league ball clubs ever fielded, the team that broke the colour barrier with Jackie Robinson. It is a book by and about a sportswriter who grew up near Ebbets Field, and who had the good fortune in the 1950s to cover the Dodgers for the Herald Tribune. This is a book about what happened to Jackie, Carl Erskine, Pee Wee Reese, and the others when their glory days were behind them. In short, it is a book fathers and sons and about the making of modern America. 'At a point in life when one is through with boyhood, but has not yet discovered how to be a man, it was my fortune to travel with the most marvelously appealing of teams.' Sentimental because it holds such promise, and bittersweet because that promise is past, the first sentence of this masterpiece of sporting literature, first published in the early '70s, sets its tone. The team is the mid-20th-century Brooklyn Dodgers, the team of Robinson and Snyder and Hodges and Reese, a team of great triumph and historical import composed of men whose fragile lives were filled with dignity and pathos. Roger Kahn, who covered that team for the New York Herald Tribune, makes understandable humans of his heroes as he chronicles the dreams and exploits of their young lives, beautifully intertwining them with his own, then recounts how so many of those sweet dreams curdled as the body of these once shining stars grew rusty with age and battered by experience. /div
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Berlin

Portrait of a City

Author: Taschen

Publisher: Taschen

ISBN: 9783836556026

Category: Photography

Page: N.A

View: 8151

The brave city: A photographic portrait of Berlin, 1860 to today Berlin has survived two world wars, two totalitarian regimes, extreme financial hardship, and a wall that separated friends, families, lovers, compatriots and coworkers. In 1989, the city was reunited, and has emerged as a thriving, thrilling center of European influence, culture and creativity. A quarter century on from the Mauerfall that reunited West and East Berlin, this photographic portrait, now available as a popular Reader's Edition, presents the story of Berlin from 1860 until today. From giddy pictures of the Roaring Twenties to devastating images of war to such as the Reichstag wrapped by Christo and Jeanne-Claude, this is the most comprehensive photographic study on Berlin ever made, replete with emotion and atmosphere. Among the photographs are works by Henri Cartier-Bresson, Helmut Newton, René Burri, Robert Capa, Thomas Struth, and Wolfgang Tillmans as well as well-known Berlin photo-chroniclers such as Friedrich Seidenstücker, Erich Salomon, Willy Römer, and Heinrich Zille. Eloquent, evocative tributes from the likes of Vladimir Nabokov, Alfred Döblin, Herwarth Walden, Marlene Dietrich, Billy Wilder, Willy Brandt, Helmut Newton, Sir Simon Rattle, and David Bowie give resonant voice to the imagery and articulate not only Berlin's civic and architectural space, but also the hope and strength of its inhabitants and its soul. 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
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Lost Los Angeles

Author: Dennis Evanovsky,Eric J. Kos

Publisher: Pavilion Books Limited

ISBN: 9781909815599

Category: History

Page: 144

View: 8434

Astonishing images of vanished Los Angeles, from the landmark Ambassador Hotel to the original life-sustaining Zanja Madre Los Angeles is less than 150 years old, yet in that short time a great deal has been built and torn down. Like most cities it has suffered the loss of classic old cinemas, Victorian hotels, and grand railroad stations, but L.A. has also seen the passing of major industries, film companies, film lots, hills, airfields, piers, and a speedway. Citrus groves have come and gone, oil derricks have sprung up in their place and been replaced by housing tracts. The movie industry moved in from New York and Chicago, expanded, contracted, and then sold off their lots. National radio stations built, then soon vacated, grand art decos studios around Sunset & Vine. Abbot Kinney's vision of a Venetian suburb was largely filled in after the banks eroded. This book displays an extraordinary variety of lost glories from this unique city: Barker Brothers, Beverly Hills Speedway, Bradbury Residence, Casa Don Vincente Lugo, Chaplin Airfield, the community in Chavez Ravine, Church of the Open Door, The City of Los Angeles train, County Records Building, Court Flight, the Egyptian marquee, Eternity Street, Fort Moore Hill, Grand Central Air Terminal, Helms and Van de Kamp bakeries, La Grande Station, the MGM backlots, Mount Lowe Railway, Pan Pacific Stadium, Jayne Mansfield's Pink Palace, Richfield Oil Building, Sears, the Temple Block, Theme Building at LAX, and Wrigley Field.
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Los Angeles

Author: Serge Ramelli

Publisher: TeNeues

ISBN: 9783961711147

Category: Photography

Page: 176

View: 2680

A tribute to the city of Los Angeles from YellowKorner photographer, Serge Ramelli More than 80 vibrant and varied photographs capture the many facets of the California mega-city A photo tutorial sensation, Ramelli has more than 300,000 YouTube subscribers
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Both Sides of Sunset

Photographing Los Angeles

Author: Jane Brown,Marla Kennedy

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781938922732

Category: Los Angeles (Calif.)

Page: 288

View: 7688

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.
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