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Catalog L.A.: Birth of an Art Capital 1955-1985

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In the latter half of the twentieth century, Los Angeles took off as an international art capital. Catalog L.A. presents acomprehensive timeline of the burgeoning art scene that reflected the city's mlange of pop culture, celebrity, and political influences. Hundreds of images covering all the major exhibitions of the eraalong with excerpts from film, television, literatur ...more
Paperback, 384 pages
Published August 9th 2007 by Chronicle Books
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Brandon  Barrett
May 16, 2009 rated it really liked it

Such a good book. Insightful, full of rare photographs from every era of L.A.'s art boom of the last half century. Contains ridiculously detailed interviews with Artists like Mike Kelley, Chris Burden and Wallace Berman. Highly reccomended for anyone with an affinity for Los Angeles, the visual arts or both.
Carlos Rosales-silva
Nov 15, 2010 rated it it was amazing
A great history of Los Angeles' rise as the United States west coast art hub. The book is basically a close to 400 page time line that chronicles not only the visual arts, but all of the political and cultural events that led to L.A becoming a major cultural market and producer.
Meagan
Jan 22, 2009 rated it really liked it
only sections were read........to be fair.
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