Architecture of Enterainment : La in the Twenties

By: ROBERT WINTER, ALEXANDER VERTIKOFF

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"As the most pervasive influence life has yet known motion pictures have had a definite influence on trends taken by architecture within the last decade."

Cecil B. DeMille writing for the Bulletin of the Allied Architects of L.A. in 1925

The 1920s were a time of dramatic change and burgeoning growth in the City of Angels. Much of the varied architectural milieu of Los Angeles came to be during this decade, as the center of the city was planned and talented architects from around the world flooded into the area and competed for projects. Images of flappers, booze, and jazz combined with the escapist attitude that came to dominate the decade and led to much of the early-twentieth-century "escape" architecture of Los Angeles.

In L.A. in the '20s, noted architectural historian and author Robert Winter explains this "architecture of entertainment"-the inherent beauty and mystery of the era when historic architectural styles became adventurous escapades. Chapters cover topics such as "Planning the City Beautiful," "Eclecticism," "Housing for the Masses," "Gardens," "Public Architecture," and more. Architects covered in this book include Bertram Goodhue; Morgan, Walls and Clements; Allison and Allison; and Parkinson and Parkinson working in public architecture; as well as Frank Lloyd Wright and Wallace Neff working in residential architecture. Also included here are works from noted modernists Irving Gill, Alfred Loos, Richard Neutra, and others.

Some of the buildings featured in this book include:

Fine Arts Building (1925)

the Pantages Theater (1920)

Huntington's gardens

Milestone Mo-tel (1924-25)

St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church (1923-25)

Hall of Justice Building (1925)

City Hall (1926-28)

Title: Architecture of Enterainment : La in the Twenties

Author Name: ROBERT WINTER, ALEXANDER VERTIKOFF

Categories: AR,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Gibbs Smith: April 2006

ISBN Number: 1586857975

ISBN Number 13: 9781586857974

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Collectible - Very Good

Jacket Condition: Good

Seller ID: 34447

Description: A stated first edition, with a full number line. Hard to tell from new. DJ has minor wear. We put tracking on every shipment.