Pocket Guide to Los Angeles Architecture

SKU: 978-0393731903
  • Sprawling Los Angeles may never be considered a walking city, but this concise handbook organizes one hundred must-see architectural highlights into three downtown walkable tours and two delightful side trips. It covers such classic sights as Grauman’s Chinese Theatre and the Griffith Observatory; modernist landmarks such as the Schindler House; creative reuses such as the hip Standard Hotel, once the Superior Oil Building; and the latest new public and cultural buildings, including Frank Gehry’s Walt Disney Hall and Richard Meier’s Getty Center. Each entry summarizes the structure’s history and significance and is illustrated with original drawings that capture the essence of the place.

    - Judith Paine McBrien
    - 143 pages
    - 978-0393731903
    - Paperback
    - W.W. Norton
    - 2009