Los Angeles Art Deco (Images of America Series)

Los Angeles Art Deco (Images of America Series)


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Art Deco made its formal appearance in Paris at the 1925 L’Exposition Internationale des Arts Decoratifs et Industriels Modernes, a showcase for art, architecture, and design that promoted progress, modernity, and the present. The greatest export from this exhibition was a style that has since been recognized as one of the great design movements of the 20th century. Art Deco’s growing recognition coincided with the growth of Los Angeles as the entertainment capital. Between world wars, the city’s architecture sprouted characteristic signs of Art Deco: the interplay of vertical and horizontal features, geometric shapes, use of exotic and modern materials, as well as simplified streamlined forms. This volume’s marvelous collection of images celebrates Los Angeles’s Art Deco heritage, showcasing such structures as Bullock’s Wilshire, Sunset Tower, the Oviatt Penthouse, the Wiltern and Pantages Theatres, and many, many more.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780738530277
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date: 08/10/2005
Series: Images of America Series
Pages: 128
Sales rank: 1,164,687
Product dimensions: 6.60(w) x 9.34(h) x 0.37(d)

About the Author

Authors Suzanne Tarbell Cooper, Amy Ronnebeck Hall, and Frank Cooper Jr.—all board members of the Art Deco Society of Los Angeles—display images from their own extensive collections as well as those from Bison Archives, USC Archival Collections, and others to draw a remarkable portrait of L.A.’s Art Deco treasures.

Table of Contents

About the Authors6
3Miracle Mile and Hancock Park39
4Hollywood, Silverlake, and Los Feliz51
5Pasadena, Lincoln Heights, Glendale, and Burbank77
6East and South Los Angeles87
7West Los Angeles95
8Long Beach, San Pedro, and Catalina107
9Lost Deco115
Preservation in Los Angeles128

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