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Deco LAndmarks: Art Deco Gems of Los Angeles
Before it was famous for its midcentury commercial design, Los Angeles was already a treasure trove of elegant architecture in the Art Deco style. Products of the streamlined design aesthetic of the 1920s and New Deal building during the 1930s, many of these buildings fell into disrepair or were marred by ill-fitting façades in later years. But recently they have become th ...more
Paperback, 156 pages
Published August 25th 2005 by Chronicle Books
(first published August 11th 2005)
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This examination of Art Deco architecture in the Los Angeles area is, as might be expected, profusely illustrated. It is broken into four sections: tile & terrazzo, glass & neon, stone & plaster, and metal & wood. Each section examines Deco motifs in the media listed, but, of course, there is some overlapping. One of the strengths of this books is the great attention paid to detail, but that is also a weakness of the book...in examining the small details of tiles, lines and statu ...more