“HOUSES OF LOS ANGELES, 1885-1935, in two volumes, features 75 of the city’s most original residences designed by leading architects and landscape designers for influential city founders to matinee idols.
Built to fulfill the American dream that everyone is entitled to a house of their own, Los Angeles developed as a city of residential, single-family neighborhoods spreading from the orange groves in Pasadena to the beaches of Malibu. With houses ranging from the woodsy bungalows of Greene & Greene to the shining glass pavilions of Richard Neutra-amongst private golf courses, riding rinks, zoos, and observatories-Los Angeles has become a city whose houses reflect the broad diversity of its 10 million citizens.”
Volume I, 1885-1919 has over 400 color and duotone photographs, landscape and floor plans, plus 3 double gatefolds on 368 pages – an extraordinary and lavish collection for the Old Hollywood buff, or architecture enthusiast!
Volume 2, 1920-1935 has over 400 color and duotone photographs, landscape and floor plans, 5 double gatefolds – 392 pages of both traditional and modern architecture in Los Angeles during an extraordinary time period!
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