Los Angeles. Portrait of a City download free [PDF and Ebook] by Kevin Starr

Los Angeles. Portrait of a City download free [PDF and Ebook] by Kevin Starr year 2013
  • Book name: Los Angeles. Portrait of a City
  • Author: Kevin Starr
  • Release date: 2013/8/30
  • Publisher: TASCHEN GMBH
  • Language: English
  • Genre or Collection: Travel and Holiday Guides
  • ISBN: 9783836502917
  • Rating: 9.31 of 10
  • Votes: 230
  • Review by: Malcolm Barth
  • Review rating: 9.68 of 10
  • Review Date: 2018/9/3
  • Total pages: 572
  • Includes a PDF summary of 54 pages
  • Description or summary of the book: 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. It 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. With over 500 images, L.A. is shown emerging from a desert wasteland to become a vast palm-studded urban metropolis.Events that made world news-including two Olympics, Bobby Kennedy's assassination, and the Rodney King riots-reveal a city of many dimensions. The entertainment capital of the world, Hollywood, and its celebrities are showcased along with many other notable residents, personalities, architects, artists, and musicians. The city's pop cultural movements, its music, surfing, health food fads, gangs, and hot rods are included, as are its notorious crimes and criminals. This book depicts Los Angeles in all its glory and grit, via hundreds of freshly discovered images including those of Julius Shulman, Garry Winogrand, William Claxton and many other superb photographers, culled from major historical archives, museums, private collectors, and universities. These are given context and resonance through essays by renowned California historian Kevin Starr and Los Angeles literature expert David L. Ulin.
  • Estimated reading time (average reader): 25H25M19S
  • Other categories, genre or collection: Photographs: Collections, Places & Peoples: Pictorial Works, Photography, Photographic Reportage, History Of The Americas
  • Available formats: PDF, DOC, TXT, TXTz, PPT, EPUB, RB, WORD. Compressed in ZIP, RAR, CAB, TAR.XZ
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  • Format: Hardback
  • Approximate value: 119.37 USD
  • Dimensions: 250x340x45.72mm
  • Weight: 3,673g
  • Printed by: Not Available
  • Published in: Cologne, Germany
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