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Los Angeles Houses Cristina Montes

Los Angeles Houses

Cristina Montes

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ISBN : 9783823855941
Paperback
400 pages
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 About the Book 

Architecture is perhaps not the first thing that comes to mind when you think of Los Angeles, but theres no doubt that the city has its own unique style. Large in scale, its rolling, densely lit nightscape suggests the pockets of heavy populationMoreArchitecture is perhaps not the first thing that comes to mind when you think of Los Angeles, but theres no doubt that the city has its own unique style. Large in scale, its rolling, densely lit nightscape suggests the pockets of heavy population that spread out from downtown. In fact, most people from LA don?t actually live there, but in a suburb. The result of all this suburban living is a hugely diverse residential area with spectacular houses in the hills and canyons, surrounded by trees and stunning views of the city. This book examines some of the highlights of domestic living around Los Angeles, and points out some of the major influences: Art Deco, Spanish, and contemporary architecture- spacious, light-filled rooms- and plenty of wood, steel and concrete. It examines how the citys flamboyant past has shaped the landscape, as well as how cutting-edge architects and interior designers continue to create exciting new styles and structures.