Los Angeles Architectural Guidebook
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Known as "the bible" to Los Angeles architecture scholars and enthusiasts, Robert Winter and David Gebhard's groundbreaking guide to architecture in the greater Los Angeles area is updated and revised once again. From Art Deco to Beaux-Arts, Spanish Colonial to Mission Revival, Winter discusses an impressive variety of architectural styles in this popular guide that he co-authored with the late David Gebhard. New buildings and sites have been added, along with all new photography. Considered the most thorough L.A. architecture guide ever written, this new edition features the best of the past and present, from Charles and Henry Greene's Gamble House to Frank Gehry's Disney Philharmonic Hall. This was, and is again, a must-have guide to a diverse and architecturally rich area. Robert Winter is a recognized architectural historian who lives in Los Angeles, and has led architectural tours through the Los Angeles area since 1965. He is a professor at Occidental College in Los Angeles.show more

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  • Paperback | 144 pages
  • 152.4 x 210.82 x 38.1mm | 1,088.62g
  • Gibbs M. Smith Inc
  • Layton, UT, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • Rev ed.
  • 300 black & white photographs
  • 1586853082
  • 9781586853082
  • 1,602,039

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CONTENTS Preface Acknowledgments Introduction Los Angeles A Brief History of Los Angeles Architecture Historic Preservation in Los Angeles Planning Landscape Architecture Area Reference Maps 1. Malibu 2. Pacific Palisades, North 3. Pacific Palisades, South 4. Santa Monica, North 5. Santa Monica, South; Ocean Park 6. Venice; Marina Del Rey 7. Los Angeles International Airport 8. South Beach Area 9. Palos Verdes, North 10. Palos Verdes, South 11. Santa Catalina Island 12. San Pedro 13. Wilmington 14. Torrance 15. Long Beach, Downtown and West 16. Long Beach, East; Naples; and Seal Beach 17. Long Beach, North 18. Inglewood; Hawthorne 19. Gardena 20. Baldwin Hills; Culver City 21. Brentwood 22. Bel Air 23. Westwood, West 24. Westwood, South and East 25. UCLA 26. Beverly Hills, North 27. Beverly Hills, South 28. Century City 29. Carthay Circle 30. South Carthay 31. West Hollywood 32. Central Hollywood 33. Hollywood Hills 34. East Hollywood; Los Feliz; Griffith Park 35. Silver Lake 36. Angelino Heights; Echo Park; Elysian Park 37. Wilshire Boulevard District; Hancock Park 38. MacArthur Park, West 39. MacArthur Park, North 40. MacArthur Park, East 41. Downtown 42. Downtown, Civic Center 43. Downtown, Plaza and Northeast 44. Downtown, South 45. Boyle Heights 46. Exposition Park, West; Leimert Park 47. Exposition Park, East 48. University of Southern California 49. Vernon; Commerce; Huntington Park; South Gate; Bell; Maywood; Watts 50. Highland Park 51. Mount Washington 52. Eagle Rock 53. Lincoln Heights 54. Alhambra 55. Montebello; Pico Rivera 56. Whittier 57. Santa Fe Springs 58. Downey 59. Norwalk 60. Artesia 61. San Fernando Valley 62. Glendale 63. Burbank 64. Universal City 65. NorthHollywood 66. Toluca Lake 67. Studio City 68. Sherman Oaks 69. Encino 70. Tarzana; Woodland Hills 71. Calabasas 72. Highway 101 West 73. Simi Valley; Westlake Village 74. Canoga Park 75. Chatsworth 76. Northridge 77. Granada Hills; Mission Hills 78. Van Nuys; Panorama City; Sepulveda 79. Mission San Fernando Rey de Espana 80. San Fernando 81. Newhall; Saugus; Valencia 82. Palmdale; Lancaster 83. La Crescenta Valley 84. Tujunga 85. La Crescenta 86. La Canada-Flintridge 87. Route 66-San Gabriel Valley 88. Pasadena 89. Upper Arroyo Seco 90. Lower Arroyo Seco, North 91. Lower Arroyo Seco, South 92. Oak Knoll 93. Pasadena, Central Business District 94. East Pasadena 95. North Pasadena 96. Altadena 97. South Pasadena, Central Section 98. San Marino 99. San Gabriel 100. Sierra Madre 101. Arcadia 102. Monrovia 103. Duarte 104. Bradbury 105. Azuza 106. Glendora 107. San Dimas 108. La Verne 109. Temple City; El Monte; 110. Covina; West Covina; Irwindale; Glendora 111. Industry; La Puente 112. Pomona 113. Diamond Bar 114. Claremont Readings Indexshow more

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The most comprehensive guide to the built environment of Los Angeles County ever published. New in this 5th edition: -Lists of major architects for each style-Victorian, Beaux-Arts, Mission Revival, Arts & Crafts, Period Revival, International Style, Postmodernism -Examples from a new generation of architects, including Frederick Fisher, David Lawrence Gray, Johnson & Favarro, Michael Maltzan, Pugh & Scarpa, and David Hertz Revised, reader-friendly historical essays An essay on landscape architecture and a list of prominent landscape architects by period 300 new photographs by Robert Winter Prominent new landmark buildings, including Frank Gehry's Philharmonic Hall, Raphael Moneo's Cathedral of Our Lady of Angels, Morphosis's Diamond Bar High School In this updated and revised edition of the guide to Los Angeles, Robert Winter deftly highlights architectural delights both grand and obscure. The keen insights of the authors, their sense of humor and broad taste in art and style make this an entertaining and essential volume for anyone who loves to roam through neighborhoods and back streets in search of architectural treasures.show more

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