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9781586853082

An Architectural Guidebook to Los Angeles

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    9781586853082

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    1586853082

  • Edition: Revised
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2003-09-01
  • Publisher: Gibbs Smith
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Summary

Known as "the bible" to Los Angeles architecture scholars and enthusiasts, Robert Winter and David Gebhard's groundbreaking guide to architecture in the greater Los Angeles area is updated and revised once again. From Art Deco to Beaux-Arts, Spanish Colonial to Mission Revival, Winter discusses an impressive variety of architectural styles in this popular guide that he co-authored with the late David Gebhard. New buildings and sites have been added, along with all new photography. Considered the most thorough L.A. architecture guide ever written, this new edition features the best of the past and present, from Charles and Henry Greene's Gamble House to Frank Gehry's Disney Philharmonic Hall. This was, and is again, a must-have guide to a diverse and architecturally rich area. Robert Winter is a recognized architectural historian who lives in Los Angeles, and has led architectural tours through the Los Angeles area since 1965. He is a professor at Occidental College in Los Angeles.

Table of Contents

Preface 7(2)
Acknowledgments 9(2)
Los Angeles 11(3)
A Brief History of Los Angeles Architecture 14(15)
Historic Preservation in Los Angeles 29(4)
Planning 33(3)
Landscape Architecture 36(3)
1. Malibu 39(4)
2. Pacific Palisades, North 43(4)
3. Pacific Palisades, South 47(6)
4. Santa Monica, North 53(10)
5. Santa Monica, South; Ocean Park 63(5)
6. Venice; Marina Del Rey 68(8)
7. Los Angeles International Airport, Westchester 76(4)
8. South Beach Area 80(3)
9. Palos Verdes, North 83(4)
10. Palos Verdes, South 87(1)
11. Santa Catalina Island 88(4)
12. San Pedro 92(3)
13. Wilmington 95(2)
14. Torrance 97(3)
15. Long Beach, Downtown and West 100(7)
16. Long Beach, East; Naples; Seal Beach 107(4)
17. Long Beach, North 111(1)
18. Inglewood; Hawthorne 112(3)
19. Gardena 115(1)
20. Baldwin Hills; Culver City 116(7)
21. Brentwood 123(8)
22. Bel Air 131(4)
23. Westwood, West 135(5)
24. Westwood, South and East 140(4)
25. University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) 144(7)
26. Beverly Hills, North 151(6)
27. Beverly Hills, South 157(4)
28. Century City 161(2)
29. Carthay Circle 163(1)
30. South Carthay 163(1)
31. West Hollywood 164(9)
32. Central Hollywood 173(15)
33. Hollywood Hills 188(2)
34. East Hollywood; Los Feliz; Griffith Park 190(8)
35. Silver Lake 198(6)
36. Angelino Heights; Echo Park; Elysian Park 204(4)
37. Wilshire Boulevard District; Hancock Park 208(10)
38. MacArthur Park, West 218(8)
39. MacArthur Park, North 226(2)
40. MacArthur Park, East 228(7)
41. Downtown 235(21)
42. Downtown, Civic Center 256(6)
43. Downtown, Plaza and Northeast 262(4)
44. Downtown, South 266(4)
45. Boyle Heights 270(6)
46. Exposition Park, West; Leimert Park 276(4)
47. Exposition Park, East 280(6)
48. University of Southern California (USC) 286(4)
49. Vernon; Commerce; Huntington Park; South Gate; Bell; Maywood; Watts 290(7)
50. Highland Park 297(8)
51. Mount Washington 305(2)
52. Eagle Rock 307(6)
53. Lincoln Heights 313(3)
54. Alhambra 316(3)
55. Montebello; Pico Rivera 319(2)
56. Whittier 321(3)
57. Santa Fe Springs 324(2)
58. Downey 326(1)
59. Norwalk 326(1)
60. Artesia 327(1)
61. San Fernando Valley 328(2)
62. Glendale 330(7)
63. Burbank 337(3)
64. Universal City 340(1)
65. North Hollywood 341(2)
66. Toluca Lake 343(1)
67. Studio City 344(3)
68. Sherman Oaks 347(3)
69. Encino 350(2)
70. Tarzana; Woodland Hills 352(2)
71. Calabasas; Malibu Canyon Area; Westlake Village 354(4)
72. Simi Valley 358(1)
73. Canoga Park 359(2)
74. Chatsworth 361(1)
75. Northridge 362(1)
76. Granada Hills; Mission Hills 363(1)
77. Van Nuys; Panorama City; Sepulveda 364(2)
78. Mission San Fernando Rey de España 366(1)
79. San Fernando 367(1)
80. Newhall; Saugus; Valencia 368(2)
81. Palmdale; Lancaster 370(1)
82. La Crescents Valley 371(2)
83. Tujunga 373(3)
84. La Crescents 376(1)
85. La Cañada Flintridge 377(2)
86. Route 66-San Gabriel Valley 379(1)
87. Pasadena 380(3)
88. Pasadena-Upper Arroyo Seco 383(8)
89. Pasadena-Lower Arroyo Seco, North 391(11)
90. Pasadena-Lower Arroyo Seco, South 402(5)
91. Pasadena-Oak Knoll 407(5)
92. Pasadena, Central Business District 412(11)
93. East Pasadena 423(4)
94. North Pasadena 427(4)
95. Altadena 431(4)
96. South Pasadena, Central Section 435(4)
97. San Marino 439(5)
98. San Gabriel 444(3)
99. Sierra Madre 447(3)
100. Arcadia 450(2)
101. Monrovia 452(3)
102. Duarte 455(1)
103. Bradbury 455(1)
104. Azusa 455(1)
105. Glendora 456(1)
106. San Dimas 457(1)
107. La Verne 458(1)
108. Temple City; El Monte 459(1)
109. Coving; West Coving; Irwindale 460(1)
110. Industry; La Puente 461(1)
111. Pomona 462(3)
112. Diamond Bar 465(1)
113. Claremont 466(7)
Readings 473(16)
Index 489

Excerpts

1. MALIBU Malibu Beach did not begin its development until 1929, when the Pacific Coast Highway was finally pushed through the Rindge Ranch. After that, Malibu became a fashionable place to have a beach house. The hilly coastland of the West remained basically rural until the 1960s. Increasingly in recent years, the area between the highway and the beach is being filled with numerous large-scale houses. In the 1960s and early 1970s, most of these houses were loosely Modern in imagery, but in recent years historicism (usually grossly misunderstood) ranging from the Medieval to the Spanish Revival has prevailed. The land adjacent to the highway is slowly being condominiumized, with disappointing versions of varied architectural styles. In the early 1990s, Malibu was incorporated as an independent city. It will be interesting to see how it develops its own personality in the years to come. Malibu continues to acquire houses of distinguished design, but the colony is a private, well-guarded world and is not open to the public. 1. Sagheb House, 1990 John Lautner 32402 Pacific Coast Highway Since the 1960s, John Lautner has designed a number of houses on the Malibu coast. Most of these are of reinforced concrete in a highly organic (and unusual) form. Unfortunately, these houses are not easy to see from the road, but at low tide, an adventuresome person wandering along the beach can catch an occasional glimpse of them. Other Lautner houses in the Malibu area are the Krause House (1983) at 24444 Malibu Road, and the Segel House (1983) at 22426 Pacific Coast Highway.

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