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