Los Angeles. Portrait of a City [Audiobook] download free by Kevin Starr

Los Angeles. Portrait of a City Audiobook download free by Kevin Starr
  • Listen audiobook: Los Angeles. Portrait of a City
  • Author: Kevin Starr
  • Release date: 2013/11/25
  • Publisher: TASCHEN GMBH
  • Language: English
  • Genre or Collection: History and Archaeology
  • ISBN: 9783836502917
  • Rating: 8.8 of 10
  • Votes: 535
  • Review by: Carl Jansen
  • Review rating: 8.99 of 10
  • Review Date: 2018/11/18
  • Duration: 7H11M4S in 256 kbps (114.4 MB)
  • Date of creation of the audiobook: 2018-08-28
  • You can listen to this audiobook in formats: WMA, FLAC, WAV, Musepack, MPEG4, MP3 (compression BZ, RAR, LZO, CPIO, LZMA, ZIP, TBZ2)
  • Total pages original book: 572
  • Includes a PDF summary of 68 pages
  • Duration of the summary (audio): 51M29S (13.6 MB)
  • Description or summary of the audiobook: From the first known photograph taken in Los Angeles to its most recent sweeping vistas, this photographic tribute to the City of Angels provides a fascinating journey through the city's cultural, political, industrial, and sociological history. It traces the city's development from the 1880s real estate boom, through the early days of Hollywood and the urban sprawl of the late 20th century, right up to the present day. With over 500 images, L.A. is shown emerging from a desert wasteland to become a vast palm-studded urban metropolis.Events that made world news-including two Olympics, Bobby Kennedy's assassination, and the Rodney King riots-reveal a city of many dimensions. The entertainment capital of the world, Hollywood, and its celebrities are showcased along with many other notable residents, personalities, architects, artists, and musicians. The city's pop cultural movements, its music, surfing, health food fads, gangs, and hot rods are included, as are its notorious crimes and criminals. This book depicts Los Angeles in all its glory and grit, via hundreds of freshly discovered images including those of Julius Shulman, Garry Winogrand, William Claxton and many other superb photographers, culled from major historical archives, museums, private collectors, and universities. These are given context and resonance through essays by renowned California historian Kevin Starr and Los Angeles literature expert David L. Ulin.
  • Other categories, genre or collection: History Of The Americas, Photography, Photographs: Collections, Photographic Reportage, Places & Peoples: Pictorial Works
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  • Format: Hardback
  • Approximate value: 119.37 USD
  • Dimensions: 250x340x45.72mm
  • Weight: 3,673g
  • Printed by: Not Available
  • Published in: Cologne, Germany

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