Joseph Friedrich von Racknitz's Presentation and History of the Taste of the Leadi This volume translates and examines a rare conspectus of architectural and decorative taste published at the very end of the eighteenth century.
Highlights images of architecture from Greek temples to Gothic cathedrals to modern-day skyscrapers. This title spans the history of the medium and includes works in a variety of photographic processes by such distinguished practitioners as Gustave Le Gray, Roger Fenton, Eugene Atget, Walker Evans, Ed Ruscha, Lewis Baltz and Michael Wesely.
An illustrated look at the evolution of the photographic work of Ed Ruscha - the quintessential Los Angeles artist. It features 38 Ruscha plates and an essay that traces the evolution of the artist's thinking about his photographs initially as the means to end, and eventually as works of art in and of themselves.
In this volume 12 contributors present their responses to the world's newest major city - Los Angeles. A variety of perspectives and approaches are covered. As a whole, the text attempts to balance the importance of place with the importance of culture.
From 1940 to 1990, Los Angeles rapidly evolved into one of the most populous and influential industrial, economic, and creative capitals in the world. During this era, the region was transformed into a laboratory for cutting-edge architecture. This title offers a study of architectural innovation in Los Angeles.