Looking for Los Angeles

Looking for Los Angeles

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Often referred to as the city of the future, Los Angeles is known for its sprawl, its constant change, and its special relationship to the film industry. The twelve contributors to Looking for Los Angeles focus on dramatic shifts in the urban landscape, important moments in the city's architectural history, and the role of the image in this mecca of image makers. Dutch writer Cees Nooteboom searches for Los Angeles's center and finds a city that qbreaks itself down, builds itself up again, displaces and regroups itselfq and where qfreedom of movementq is a basic premise of life. Historian Philip Ethington documents the city's changing character in both text and images, urban studies professor Dana Cuff exposes the demise of once-thriving urban neighborhoods to make way for Modernist housing projects, and anthropologist Susan A. Phillips invites us on a personal journey into qthe projectsq to meet gang members and their families today. Artist Robbert Flick offers a sixteen-page, full-color photo-essay that takes us on a qdrive-byq along Alameda Avenue, architectural historian Thomas S. Hines traces Frank Lloyd Wright's influence on the life and career of photographer Edmund Teske, and film historian Robert L. Carringer examines Los Angeles as a setting for Hollywood feature films.She is a full professor in the Department of Architecture and Urban Design at the University of California, Los Angeles, where she teaches cultural ... Philip J. Ethington is associate professor of history at the University of Southern California.

Title:Looking for Los Angeles
Author: Charles G. Salas, Michael S. Roth
Publisher:Getty Publications - 2001

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