Los Angeles: Deluxe

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Los Angeles: Deluxe

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Like its spectacular predecessors, New York, New York and These United States, this elegant volume is a brilliant presentation of all that is L.A. It takes us from Venice Beach to Rodeo Drive, from high culture to pop, and over freeways and flashing past billboards. Los Angeles captures the essence of the constantly evolving city: from palm-lined avenues to hip hotels and art deco theaters, Frank Gehry's Disney Concert Hall to the Cathedral of our Lady of the Angels. Not just for L.A. residents and connoisseurs, this book is for anyone interested in architecture, design and, of course, the iconography unique to Southern California. The book's format allows us to revel in the marvelous landscape. From mountain peaks to desert oases, beautiful beaches to redwood forests, Los Angeles literally envelops us in the city's grandeur in stunning spreads and impressive gatefolds, each more than five feet wide.
Acclaimed architecture and design photographer Tim Street-Porter showcases the fascinating cityscape-by day and by night. A long time resident with exceptional access, Street-Porter takes us from the most coveted homes of Hollywood and Beverly Hills to the best examples of contemporary architecture for which the city is famous, featuring the full spectrum of residences from seminal modernist houses to baroque mansions and California Mediterranean homes in their lush settings.

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Academy Award-winning actress Diane Keaton is an active member of the Board of Directors of the Los Angeles Conservancy and a longstanding patron of the arts.Tim Street-Porter is an award-winning photographer who shoots for various shelter magazines. He is the author of Freestyle, Casa Mexicana, The Los Angeles House, and Hollywood Style. He lives and works in Los Angeles.

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"Sumptuous" -- Jan-Feb 06 VIRTUOSO LIFE MAGAZINE

"a book of stunning photographs...doesn't just capture the capitol of American sprawl, it sprawls itself" -- 12/25/06 LOS ANGELES TIMES- VALLEY EDITION

"extraordinarily large and lavish volume" -- Spring06 MODERNISM MAGAZINE

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