Access Los Angeles 12e (Access Guides)

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Fueled by pie–in–the–sky optimism, scores of wannabe stars flock to Los Angeles to act out their life stories, chasing their own version of the American Dream. Because LA is a city where anything can happen – and where almost everything does, from the sublime to the ridiculous to the tragic. Part movie and entertainment capital, part social experiment, LA is a vast megalopolis where all types of lifestyles and cultures converge in a kaleidoscope of head–spinning contrasts. From cutting–edge architecture to low and high–brow art, from fantastic food to warm, sandy beaches, LA delivers in spades.

Comprehensive, fully updated and filled with revised maps, sidebars and points of interest, let this 12th edition of ACCESS Los Angeles help you sample this city of many happy surprises, where almost anything can happen

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With the publication of his first book in 1962 at the age of 26, Richard Saul Wurman began the singular passion of his life: that of making information understandable. A holder of both M. Arch. & B. Arch. degrees from the University of Pennsylvania, he has been awarded several grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, a Guggenheim Fellowship, two Graham Fellowships & two Chandler Fellowships. In 1991, Richard Saul Wurman received the Kevin Lynch Award from MIT for his creation of the ACCESS travel guides. In 1994, he was named a Fellow of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland & awarded a Doctorate of Fine Arts by the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, PA. In 1995, he received an Honorary Doctor of Letters from Art Center College of Design & was Chairman of Graphic Design & Product/Industrial Design of the1995 Presidential Design Awards.

Richard Saul Wurman continues to be a regular consultant to major corporations in matters relating to the design & understanding of information. He is married to novelist Gloria Nagy, has 4 children & lives in Newport, Rhode Island.

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