Images of America

Images of America

Los Angeles Art Deco

Book - 2005
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Art Deco made its formal appearance in Paris at the 1925 L'Exposition Internationale des Arts Décoratifs et Industriels Modernes, a showcase for art, architecture, and design that promoted progress, modernity, and the present. The greatest export from this exhibition was a style that has since been recognized as one of the great design movements of the 20th century. Art Deco's growing recognition coincided with the growth of Los Angeles as the entertainment capital. Between the world wars, the city's architecture sprouted characteristic signs of Art Deco: the interplay of vertical and horizontal features, geometric shapes, use of exotic and modern materials, as well as simplified streamlined forms. This volume's collection of images celebrates Los Angeles's Art Deco heritage, showcasing such structures as Bullock's Wilshire, Sunset Tower, the Oviatt Penthouse, the Wiltern and Pantages Theatres, and many more.--From publisher description.
Publisher: Chicago : Arcadia Pub., c2005.
ISBN: 9780738530277
Branch Call Number: 720.97949/COOPER
Characteristics: 128 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Additional Contributors: Hall, Amy Ronnebeck
Cooper, Frank E. Jr.
Alternative Title: Los Angeles art deco


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