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Los Angeles (Portrait of a City)

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A photographic tribute to the City of Angels, providing a comprehensive journey through Los Angeles' cultural, political, industrial, and sociological history from the 1880s to the present day.

With over 500 images, the book captures the city's development, including the real estate boom, the rise of Hollywood, and the urban sprawl of the late 20th century.

It showcases events that shaped the city's identity, notable residents, entertainment culture, pop movements, music scenes, and more.

The images are sourced from major historical archives, museums, private collectors, and universities, offering a visual exploration of Los Angeles in all its dimensions.

The book also features essays by renowned California historian Kevin Starr and Los Angeles literature expert David L. Ulin.


  • 1.8" H x 13.6" L x 10.4" W (9.5 lbs) 572 pages
  • Released October 23, 2009
  • Hardcover
  • ISBN: 9783836502917

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