Los Angeles. Portrait of a City (Paperback)

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By Jim Heimann (Editor)
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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. L.A. is shown in its emergence from a desert wasteland to a vast palm-studded urban metropolis, beginning with the 1880s' real estate boom, through the early days of Hollywood, the urban sprawl of the late 20th century, and right up to the present day.

About the series Each compact and dynamic volume in TASCHEN's Piccolo City series distills the vitality and history of each metropolis into a billet doux packed with 150 photos, informative captions and inspiring quotations. Text in English, French, and Spanish.

About the Author


The editor:

Cultural anthropologist and graphic design historian Jim Heimann is Executive Editor for TASCHEN America, and author of numerous books on architecture, pop culture, and the history of the West Coast, Los Angeles, and Hollywood. His unrivaled private collection of ephemera has been featured in museum exhibitions around the world and dozens of books.
Product Details
ISBN: 9783836545150
ISBN-10: 3836545152
Publisher: Taschen
Publication Date: November 15th, 2013
Pages: 190
Language: English