Picturing Los Angeles
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Picturing Los Angeles

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by Jon Wilkman, Nancy Wilkman
     
 

Picturing Los Angeles illustrates the creation, evolution, and ever-changing face of Los Angeles. Through stunning photography, the city's intriguing, important, and unexpectedly influential past is revealed. These images function like frames from a movie, offering glimpses of an ever-evolving metropolis. Drawing upon more than two hundred years of images andSee more details below

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Picturing Los Angeles illustrates the creation, evolution, and ever-changing face of Los Angeles. Through stunning photography, the city's intriguing, important, and unexpectedly influential past is revealed. These images function like frames from a movie, offering glimpses of an ever-evolving metropolis. Drawing upon more than two hundred years of images and human experience, the authors 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781586857332
Publisher:
Smith, Gibbs Publisher
Publication date:
09/08/2006
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
336
Product dimensions:
8.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 1.25(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

preface 6

acknowledgments 9 1769-1900

from outpost to upstart 10

1900-1910 strangers in paradise 44

1910-1920 dynamite, waterworks and picture shows 68

1920-1930 the great american boomtown 98

1930-1940 brother, can you spare a dream? 126

1940-1950 from battlefields to barbecues 158

1950-1960 sprawling toward tomorrow 186

1960-1970 homesteading on the new frontier 214

1970-1980 whose future is it? 238

1980-1990 the world comes to stay 262

1990 and Beyond remembering the future 290

photo credits 324

index 326

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