November 2001

Iconic LA: Stories of LAs Most Memorable Buildings

Read the review.

  • ,

Are you interested in the design and history of local architecture, but don't have the time to take a tour of the city? Without having to spend hours in traffic, you can take a tour of Los Angeles in the comfort of your own home. abc Iconic L.A. xyz details the history of some L.A.’s most remarkable buildings from City Hall to the Griffith Observatory, Watts Towers, and the Hollywood Bowl, to name only a few.

Most of the articles include photographs of the building as it was being constructed, or facsimiles of the original plans. See how the construction of the Case Study House #22 dangled precipitously over the cliffs above the city, and how the architect conceived the Disney Concert Hall, which is currently under construction.

abc Iconic L.A xyz is recommended for anyone interested in local architecture, local history, or for those who are just trivia buffs trying to impress their friends. Take a look at this fantastic book and you will find one more reason to love L.A.

Reviewer: Robin Dodge., FIDM Library Staff Member