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Forever L.A.: A Field Guide to Los Angeles Area Cemeteries & Their Residents

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Stunning photographs, fascinating text, and easy GPS directions for finding gracious architecture, fabulous artwork, and memorable gravesites of famous Los Angeles “residents.”
Paperback, 256 pages
Published May 1st 2010 by Gibbs Smith
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Lorraine
Nov 21, 2015 Lorraine rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: those interested in cemeteries.
This fantastic guide to all cemeteries in the Los Angeles, CA area has all kinds of information and photography for an interested reader.. The author discusses various styles of monuments, provides letters referring to the different societies represented in the L.A. Area cemeteries, and produced histories of the residents of these cemeteries as well as history for the L.A. area itself. This guide even has explanation of symbols used in funerary art which is often hard to find. Highly recommended ...more
Loren
Nov 01, 2012 Loren rated it really liked it
Shelves: cemetery-books
This is the best guide to the cemeteries of Los Angeles yet. Jammed with Douglas Keister's beautiful color photographs -- all exquisitely printed -- the book weighs more than the other guides, which might make it prohibitive to drag around a graveyard with you, if you're juggling a camera and notebook, too. If you're just sightseeing, this is the book for you. All the color headstone photos make it easy to know exactly what you're looking for.

However, the book is short on history of the graveyar
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Photographer-writer Douglas Keister, has authored and co-authored thirty-six critically acclaimed books. He also writes and illustrates magazine articles and contributes photographs and essays to dozens of magazines, newspapers, books, calendars, posters and greeting cards worldwide.
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