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Los Angeles

Author: Taschen
Publisher: Taschen
ISBN: 9783836556033
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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

Los Angeles

Author: Jim Heimann
Publisher: Taschen America Llc
ISBN: 9783836545150
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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.

New York

Author: Graphic Arts Publishing
Publisher: Graphic Arts Center Publishing Co.
ISBN: 1558689877
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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.

Dark City The Real Los Angeles Noir

Author: Jim Heimann
ISBN: 9783836560764
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What's Wrong in Tinseltown? The dark side of Los Angeles, 1920-1960 In the years following World War I, Los Angeles was a city awakening to its darker side, transforming itself from a backwater town to a gleaming metropolis and city of the future. But along the way a tarnished patina began to coat its ever-more glamorous façade. As thousands flocked to the city with their dreams and desires, so too came get-rich-quick schemes, phony religions, organized crime, and corruption. A visual history like no other, Dark City brings together images from archives, museums, newspaper photo morgues, private collections, and the author's extensive image library to reveal the true grit, grime, and sheer horror stories of Los Angeles from the 1920s to 1950s. In large format, we roam through the back alleys, gin joints, tattoo parlors, gambling dens, nightclubs, and the most brutal crime scenes, to uncover a city crawling with murder and mayhem. From Sunset Boulevard to a jazz-saturated Central Avenue, tabloid headlines chronicle the most famous celebrities and infamous crimes in a hopped-up city that provided inspiration for journalists, pulp fiction scribes, and filmland script writers in their creation of the noir genre. With rare vintage magazine reprints from the crime tabloids of the time, this is a uniquely evocative visual history through which the crime, crooks, crazies, and mean streets of the City of Angels are transformed from myth to reality. Text in English, French, and German

City Of Angles

Author: Al Martínez
Publisher: St Martins Press
ISBN: 9780312139445
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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.

Looking At Los Angeles

Author: Marla Hamburg Kennedy
ISBN: 9781933045047
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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.

Los Angeles

Author: Serge Ramelli
Publisher: TeNeues
ISBN: 9783961711147
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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

Los Angeles In Maps

Author: Glen Creason
Publisher: Rizzoli International Publications
ISBN: 0847833917
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An illustrated cartographic history of the City of Angels from the colonial era to the present. "Los Angeles inhabits a place of the mind as much as it does a physical geographic space. A land of palm trees and movie stars, sunshine and glamour, the city exists in the imagination as a paradise; of course, the reality is far more expansive than this. Through seventy reproductions of seminal and historic documents, Los Angeles in Maps presents the evolution of this almost mythical place. Maps featured include historic maps from the early days of the pueblo that would become Los Angeles, to more recent, yet no less fascinating, topographic surveys, tourist guides, real estate maps, bird’s-eye views, and more. Winding naturally, like the course of the Los Angeles River, the book passes through essential terrain: the discovery of oil, the rise of Hollywood, the streetcar system, the Sleepy Lagoon murder and Zoot Suit riots, Los Angeles Harbor, earthquakes, sprawl, and splendor."--From dust jacket.

Picturing Los Angeles

Author: Jon Wilkman
Publisher: Gibbs Smith
ISBN: 9781586857332
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Drawing upon more than two hundred years of images and human experience in Los Angeles, Jon and Nancy Wilkman 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 in Los Angeles.

Sins Of The City

Author: Jim Heimann
Publisher: Chronicle Books
ISBN: 9780811823197
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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.