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Los Angeles
     

Los Angeles

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by Diane Keaton (Introduction), Tim Street-Porter (Photographer)
 

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Like its spectacular predecessors, New York, New York and These United States, this elegant volume is a brilliant presentation of all that is L.A. It takes us from Venice Beach to Rodeo Drive, from high culture to pop, and over freeways and flashing past billboards. Los Angeles captures the essence of the constantly evolving city: from palm-lined avenues to hip

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Like its spectacular predecessors, New York, New York and These United States, this elegant volume is a brilliant presentation of all that is L.A. It takes us from Venice Beach to Rodeo Drive, from high culture to pop, and over freeways and flashing past billboards. Los Angeles captures the essence of the constantly evolving city: from palm-lined avenues to hip hotels and art deco theaters, Frank Gehry's Disney Concert Hall to the Cathedral of our Lady of the Angels. Not just for L.A. residents and connoisseurs, this book is for anyone interested in architecture, design and, of course, the iconography unique to Southern California. The book's format allows us to revel in the marvelous landscape. From mountain peaks to desert oases, beautiful beaches to redwood forests, Los Angeles literally envelops us in the city's grandeur in stunning spreads and impressive gatefolds, each more than five feet wide.
Acclaimed architecture and design photographer Tim Street-Porter showcases the fascinating cityscape-by day and by night. A long time resident with exceptional access, Street-Porter takes us from the most coveted homes of Hollywood and Beverly Hills to the best examples of contemporary architecture for which the city is famous, featuring the full spectrum of residences from seminal modernist houses to baroque mansions and California Mediterranean homes in their lush settings.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780847831074
Publisher:
Rizzoli
Publication date:
04/29/2008
Pages:
264
Product dimensions:
7.33(w) x 5.36(h) x 0.89(d)

Meet the Author

Academy Award-winning actress Diane Keaton is an active member of the Board of Directors of the Los Angeles Conservancy and a longstanding patron of the arts.Tim Street-Porter is an award-winning photographer who shoots for various shelter magazines. He is the author of Freestyle, Casa Mexicana, The Los Angeles House, and Hollywood Style. He lives and works in Los Angeles.

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Los Angeles 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Weighing in a nine pounds and a huge lap full at 18' X 15' X 2' LOS ANGELES, the book, is as spectacular and huge as the city it emulates! This is a splendid spectrum of photographic views of all that is Los Angeles. Diane Keaton provides the spunky introduction to this lavish volume and few could have better summarized what makes Los Angeles unique. What then follows are Tim Street-Porter's photographic explorations of the idiosyncratic homes that span the gamut of style and period, the boulevards with the trademark palm trees, the landscapes that touch this city at the mountains, the desert, and the ocean perimeters, and the architectural wonders that continue to sprout and blossom here. Space is generously given to Frank Gehry's Walt Disney Concert Hall, to the Mineo Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels, to the early Hollywood art deco theaters, and to the various neighborhoods that make Los Angeles a city of cultural miscegenation. As is standard for Rizzoli Books the paper and color reproductions are of the highest quality. There are many fold out pages which, in a book this size, result in panoramas beneath the sun and the stars that spread for sixty inches! There are no holds barred at making this hefty tome a true homage to the City of the Angels and will surely build the city's reputation as a place of beauty wherever it is sold. A high end but gorgeous gift! Grady Harp
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vegasgirl777 More than 1 year ago
I just purchased this book. I am some-what impressed. I have always dreamed of living in L.A. This book showed a lot of the arhitectural scenes of the city of angels. I was hoping it would have more beach pictures and things like that. It had some, but this book is mostly focused on the architecral structures of L.A. Overall, I am glad I bought this book, but if you are not into architecture and want a book on Holywoood & the beaches, this book probably isn't the best for that.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago