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Picturing Los Angeles
     

Picturing Los Angeles

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 and

Overview

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:
9781423623434
Publisher:
Smith, Gibbs Publisher
Publication date:
08/01/2011
Pages:
336
Product dimensions:
9.78(w) x 8.56(h) x 1.18(d)
Age Range:
14 Years

Read an Excerpt

Compared to Cairo, Beijing, London or New York, the history of Los Angeles may be relatively short, undervalued and often misunderstood, but to find it you only need to look. There is no more evocative way to begin than with a photograph.

Meet the Author

Jon and Nancy Wilkman are husband and wife documentary filmmakers and writers, with a special interest in history. Their documentaries have received numerous awards and have been seen around the world. Long-time Angelenos, Jon and Nancy share a passion for their city's rich and underappreciated past, as well as L.A.'s vibrant and multicultural present.

Jon and Nancy Wilkman are husband and wife documentary filmmakers and writers, with a special interest in history. Their documentaries have received numerous awards and have been seen around the world. Long-time Angelenos, Jon and Nancy share a passion for their city's rich and underappreciated past, as well as L.A.'s vibrant and multicultural present.

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