Patt Morrison for November 19, 2009

Los Angeles: Portrait of a City

Mercer 6016

Getty Images

In 500 photographs, from the first known image of Los Angeles, taken in 1882 by William M. Godfrey, to shots of the sprawling urban landscape, this assemblage traces the city's cultural, political, industrial and sociological history. Development and diversity are the themes here, with events that made world news -- including two Olympics, Bobby Kennedy's assassination, the Rodney King riots -- highlighting a city of energy, turmoil, and change. A triple-latte sized volume, "Los Angeles: Portrait of a City," tells the story of the City of Angels in pictures and three languages.

In 500 photographs, from the first known image of Los Angeles, taken in 1862 by William M. Godfrey, to shots of the sprawling urban landscape, this assemblage traces the city's cultural, political, industrial and sociological history. Development and diversity are the themes here, with events that made world news -- including two Olympics, Bobby Kennedy's assassination, the Rodney King riots -- highlighting a city of energy, turmoil, and change. A triple-latte sized volume, "Los Angeles: Portrait of a City," tells the story of the City of Angels in pictures and three languages.

Guest:

Jim Heimann, executive editor for TASCHEN America, and author of numerous books on architecture, pop culture, and the history of the West Coast, Los Angeles, and Hollywood.


blog comments powered by Disqus