Pocket Guide to Los Angeles Architecture

Norton Pocket Guides


Judith Paine McBrien (Author), John F. DeSalvo (Illustrated by, Illustrator)

Overview | Inside the Book

This guidebook organizes 100 architectural highlights into three walkable downtown tours and two side trips.

Sprawling Los Angeles may never be considered a walking city, but this concise handbook organizes one hundred must-see architectural highlights into three downtown walkable tours and two delightful side trips. It covers such classic sights as Grauman’s Chinese Theatre and the Griffith Observatory; modernist landmarks such as the Schindler House; creative reuses such as the hip Standard Hotel, once the Superior Oil Building; and the latest new public and cultural buildings, including Frank Gehry’s Walt Disney Hall and Richard Meier’s Getty Center. Each entry summarizes the structure’s history and significance and is illustrated with original drawings that capture the essence of the place.

Book Details

  • Paperback
  • April 2009
  • ISBN 978-0-393-73190-3
  • 5 × 8 in / 143 pages
  • Sales Territory: Worldwide

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“[O]utshines its competition.” — Christian Science Monitor

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