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Architecture Tours L.A. Guidebook: Silver Lake

Architecture Tours L.A. Guidebook: Silver Lake

Laura Massino Smith

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Visit more than 60 architecture sites in the area of Los Angeles known as Silver Lake, home to some of the greatest architecture in the world. Just five miles northwest of Los Angeles, it was home to a number of movie studios including the first official Disney Studio. Aficionados and students of architecture worldwide make pilgrimages to Silver Lake specifically to see the work of the Modernist architects Richard Neutra, Rudolf M. Schindler, Gregory Ain, John Lautner, and Lloyd Wright (Frank Lloyd Wright, Jr.), among others. In addition to a concentration of “Mid-century Modern” architecture, you’ll see popular Spanish Colonial Revival and Spanish Mediterranean architecture, French Normandy, English Tudor, Gothic, and Post-modern styles. Here is THE way to see Los Angeles’s rich architectural heritage! L.A. is a “driving” city, best seen from the car. Tour guide, author, and architectural historian Laura Massino Smith will take you on an unforgettable ride to uncover the city’s exciting cultural past. You can efficiently visit dozens of L.A.’s architectural marvels in the shortest amount of time. Maps and explicit driving directions help you navigate roads, while detailed descriptions of tour sites provide each building’s history. Photographs are included to help you identify the sites. History buffs, architecture enthusiasts, and L.A. visitors will love these unique and fascinating tours, which offer an alternative way to see diverse architecture in L.A..

Size: 9″ x 6″ | 67 color photos | 48 pp
ISBN13: 9780764320859 | Binding: soft cover

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Laura Massino Smith is an architectural historian from L.A.. She is a member of the Los Angeles Conservancy, the Society of Architectural Historians, and the National Trust for Historic Preservation.