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Los Angeles: An Illustrated History

Henstell, Bruce

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ISBN 10: 0394509412 / ISBN 13: 9780394509419
Published by Alfred A. Knopf, New York, 1980
Condition: vg Hardcover

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Large 8vo. 224 pp. Burgundy cloth binding with dust jacket. With b/w and color illustrations. Head and tail of spine lightly bumped. Dj chipped at corners. A one-eighth inch tear to bottom edge of dj on back cover. Overall, book in near fine condition with good dj. Bookseller Inventory # 9565

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Title: Los Angeles: An Illustrated History

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf, New York

Publication Date: 1980

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:vg

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

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Alfred A. Knopf, 1980. Hard cover, 223 pp. First edition. [Excerpt from jacket flap]. With its more than 400 superb photographs, paintings and drawings, twenty-six of them in full color, many never before published, with its richly informative text and captions, this book celebrates a great American city. Here the spectacular visual variety and richness of Los Angeles is fully projected in a single volume. We see the exuberant, sometimes chaotic growth of the city as the Los Angeles panorama opens out, from the days of the Californios who built the first missions and pueblos in the 1770s, through the cityscape of the 1880s (revealed in a contemporary series of color lithographs) to the latest avant garde art and architecture . . . the incredible landscape of the film world to the no less central and fascinating oil and aircraft industries, from the snow-capped San Gabriel Mountains to the rows of blue-collar cottages. Here are Venice's striking WPA murals the 1932 Olympics . . . the first Tournament of Roses. Here are the vast constructions so typical of Los Angeles-the endless freeways, the historic aqueduct bringing water from the Owens Valley the Hollywood Bowl. In marvelous rare photographs we see the city dominated and shaped by transportation-from the horse and stagecoach to the railroads and streetcar railways and ships to the automobile and airplane. And finally we see Los Angeles, the brave new city spreading out across the face of Southern California; effecting and altering everything in its path, the splendid metropolis moving into its third century.

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