Blue Crow’s latest architecture and mapping service, Concrete Los Angeles Map provides a unique reference to the previously little-known concrete art and architecture of LA. In this digital age, it is very convenient for us to be able to zoom right into any part of the world and find out all we want to know. In this instance, let’s take a look at the various types of concrete art that one might find in and around Los Angeles.
This unique guide provides information about over two-thirds of the concrete structures built in the City of Los Angeles. With more than 250 distinctive styles, each style is shown in separate images for easy viewing. This two-sided guide is the first of its kind to provide this kind of information. It is hoped that this information will encourage more people to learn more about this fascinating form of architecture and bring to light not only the many unique styles but also the locations of these structures.
This two-sided guide is the second of a two-part series that brings to light the unique architecture of Hollywood. With locations shown in exact geographical order, this two-part series provides information on all locations used in films made by Walt Disney and Pixar. One can learn about the locations of the most important locations used by the actors and actresses. For example, one can learn that the set of the blue car in Toy Story was actually located on the site of the old Universal Studios and that John Ratzenberger is the real voice of Yoda. This is a fun and interesting fact about film and Hollywood are provided in this unique guide.
A unique guide that features information about urban development and design in the City of Los Angeles is Concrete Guide to Hollywood. This handy two-sided guide provides detailed information on selected buildings and other key areas of the city. With a focus on buildings from the early days of the movie industry to the present, this book offers a fun and interesting glimpse into the creative process.
This fascinating series of books traces the history and the future of Hollywood through carefully selected topics and photographs. With an emphasis on African-American and Latino art and culture, this publication explores the influence of such artists as Frank White, James Baldwin, Barbara Streisand, and others. This remarkable volume covers everything from the early days of the movie industry to the present day urban landscape of Hollywood.
In this series, the author traces the influence of various artists and cultural figures. The first book in this series focuses on African-American art that originated in the inner cities of Los Angeles. The book talks about the importance of the black community in shaping Hollywood. The author uses a colorful palette of images to depict this remarkable period in the history of Hollywood.
The second book in this series examines the impact of the Great Depression on the creation of movies in Los Angeles. The author shows how movies helped to fuel the growth of the movie industry and the growth of Los Angeles itself. Using post-production to illustrate how film production works, this publication illustrates the work of a team of filmmakers who made Washington, D.C. home for the movie industry. By the time World War II began, the author traces the evolution of architecture in Los Angeles. Using a unique combination of documentary film and personal photography, this publication provides an insightful look at the evolution of architectural styles used by the L.A. region.
This third book looks at the influence of Los Angeles in the building of the Hoover Dam. With a unique take on the events surrounding the building of the massive dam, this publication provides the reader with a unique perspective on one of the most important engineering projects in the nation. The author interviews key figures from the early days of the building of the dam to the present day. This publication is valuable not only as a history of the project but also as a cautionary tale about the perils of speculative engineering projects. By looking closely at such large-scale engineering projects the author offers warnings about the pitfalls of such projects. Through a careful examination of the Los Angeles waterfront area and the role of concrete in that area, this book helps to explain why concrete has been a part of our society for so long.