Picturing Los Angeles

Author: Wilkman Nancy
Publisher: Gibbs Smith
  • Book Category: Arts and Photography
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Number of Pages: 336
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Description

Picturing Los Angeles illustrates the creation, evolution, and ever-changing face of Los Angeles. Through stunning photography, the city's intriguing, important, and unexpectedly influential past is revealed. These images function like frames from a movie, offering glimpses of an ever-evolving metropolis. Drawing upon more than two hundred years of images and human experience, the authors 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.
Chapters are organized by decade:
Introduction: The First 130 Years
Strangers in Paradise: 1900-1910
Dynamite, Waterworks, and Picture Shows: 1910-1920
The Great American Boomtown: 1920-1930
Brother, Can You Spare a Dream?: 1930-1940
From Battlefields to Barbeques: 1940-1950
Sprawling toward Tomorrow: 1950-1960
Homesteading on the New Frontier: 1960-1970
Whose Future Is It?: 1970-1980
The World Comes to Stay: 1980-1990
Remembering the Future: 1990 and Beyond

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