Robert Inman presents “An Architectural Guidebook to Los Angeles”

Join Robert Inman at Flintridge Bookstore & Coffeehouse for a presentation of “An Architectural Guidebook to Los Angeles.” This guidebook has explored the L.A. cityscape since it was first published by the Los Angeles County Museum of Art in 1965. Revised and updated (the fifth edition was published in 2003), The Architectural Guidebook to Los Angeles now contains ninety-six sections organized geographically, with thousands of entries cataloging every crease of Los Angeles County’s metropolitan sheath.
Genre: Nonfiction

Historian Robert Inman discusses and signs “An Architectural Guidebook to Los Angeles”

Join Robert Inman at Flintridge Bookstore & Coffeehouse for a presentation of “An Architectural Guidebook to Los Angeles.” This guidebook has explored the L.A. cityscape since it was first published by the Los Angeles County Museum of Art in 1965. Revised and updated (the fifth edition was published in 2003), The Architectural Guidebook to Los Angeles now contains ninety-six sections organized geographically, with thousands of entries cataloging every crease of Los Angeles County’s metropolitan sheath.
Genre: Nonfiction

Originally written by leading architectural historians Robert Winter—described by Los Angeles Magazine as both the “spiritual godfather” and “father” of L.A. architecture—and the late, great David Gebhard, the guide has been revised and edited for a sixth edition by award-winning L.A. urban walker and Winter’s trusted collaborator Robert Inman. Nathan Masters, historian and Emmy-award-winning host, producer, and managing editor of KCET’s Lost LA, writes the foreword.

An Architectural Guidebook to Los Angeles, hailed by many as the built L.A. opus, explores the manmade structures, gardens, parks, and other physical features of a fulgurous Los Angeles. With singular wit and brio, the authors artfully steward readers through all regions and styles, from the Spanish Mexican Period to Postmodern, American Take-over to High Tech, and Beaux-Arts to Craftsman. Sites covered begin with the missions of Spanish California and end with projects completed in 2017.

Dilettantes and experts, practitioners and students, aficionados and osmotic natives alike: all are blood type-compatible with this rich and peerless Bible for architecture enthusiasts. All of its own ilk, this book is thick and alive with a tone of its own making—and doing. A unique style of writing renders the guide simultaneously funny, tasteful, and historically-comprehensive, all with equal measure. Gebhard and Winter fill in the diegetic blanks with a droll eye. More than a critical reference for the bookshelves of scholars, enthusiasts, and practitioners alike, Architecture in Los Angeles is a faithful snapshot of the city as she lives and breathes.

For more information about the event call (818) 790-0717, email flintridgebooks@earthlink.net or visit https://www.flintridgebooks.com/in-store/

For more information about the book visit https://www.angelcitypress.com/products/rgwg

Emily Thuma discusses “All Our Trials” with California Coalition for Women Prisoners and Survived and Punished

Don’t miss Emily Thuma as she discusses “All Our Trials” with California Coalition for Women Prisoners and Survived and Punished at Skylight Books.
More about the book:
During the 1970s, grassroots women activists in and outside of prisons forged a radical politics against gender violence and incarceration. Emily Thuma traces the making of this anticarceral feminism at the intersections of struggles for racial and economic justice, prisoners’ and psychiatric patients’ rights, and gender and sexual liberation. All Our Trials explores the organizing, ideas, and influence of those who placed criminalized and marginalized women at the heart of their antiviolence mobilizations. This activism confronted a “tough on crime” political agenda and clashed with the mainstream women’s movement’s strategy of resorting to the criminal legal system as a solution to sexual and domestic violence. Drawing on extensive archival research and first-person narratives, Thuma weaves together the stories of mass defense campaigns, prisoner uprisings, broad-based local coalitions, national gatherings, and radical print cultures that cut through prison walls. In the process, she illuminates a crucial chapter in an unfinished struggle––one that continues in today’s movements against mass incarceration and in support of transformative justice.

Genre: Nonfiction

Julie Albright discusses and signs “Left to Their Own Devices: How Digital Natives Are Reshaping the American Dream”

Come out to Vroman’s to hear from Julie M. Albright as she discusses and signs her book,”Left to Their Own Devices.” In it, she explores the many ways that digital natives’ interaction with technology has changed their relationship with people, places, jobs, and other stabilizing structures and created a new way of life that is at odds with the American Dream of past generations.
Genre: Nonfiction

Julie M. Albright discusses and signs “Left to Their Own Devices”

Come out to DIESEL to celebrate Julie M. Albright and the launch of her newest book,”Left to Their Own Devices.” In it, she explores the many ways that digital natives’ interaction with technology has changed their relationship with people, places, jobs, and other stabilizing structures and created a new way of life that is at odds with the American Dream of past generations. This event will take place in the lower outdoor courtyard adjacent to the store.
Genre: Nonfiction

Mike Postalakis discusses and signs “LA By Mouth: The Essential Guide to Eating in Los Angeles”

Come out for an evening with writer Mike Postalakis as he discusses and signs “LA By Mouth: The Essential Guide to Eating in Los Angeles.” at Book Soup. LA by Mouth is for the discerning traveler and restaurant goer, someone who has a compulsive need to hunt down the very best taco, the ultimate burger, the epitome of brunch, and the sandwich to end all sandwiches. Author Mike Postalakis has sampled it all and has written a restaurant guide with wit, authority, humor, and attitude that will appeal to visitors and Angelenos alike.
Genre: Nonfiction

Elisa Callow signs “Urban Forager: Culinary Exploring & Cooking on L.A.s Eastside”

Chevalier’s Books presents writer and chef Elisa Callow who will be signing “The Urban Forager: Culinary Exploring & Cooking on L.A.s Eastside.” Her cookbook provides recipes featuring locally-sourced ingredients, tours L.A. in search of fresh flavors, and interviews the local chefs and artisans who are behind it all.
Genre: Nonfiction, Cookbooks

Historian Robert Inman discusses and signs “An Architectural Guidebook to Los Angeles”

Author Robert Inman discusses and signs An Architectural Guidebook to Los Angeles at 7 pm on Tuesday, March 26 at Helms Design Center, 8745 Washington Blvd. Culver City, CA 90232.
Since its first publication by the Los Angeles County Museum of Art in 1965, this seminal vade mecum of Los Angeles architecture has explored every rich potency of the often relentless, but sometimes—as the authors have captured here—relenting L.A. cityscape.

Revised extensively and updated rigorously since its fifth edition published in 2003, An Architectural Guidebook to Los Angeles now contains ninety-six sections organized in thirteen geographic chapters, boasting over 200 new additions to over thousands of entries cataloging every crease of Los Angeles County’s metropolitan sheath.

Originally written by leading architectural historians Robert Winter—described by Los Angeles Magazine as both the “spiritual godfather” and “father” of L.A. architecture—and the late, great David Gebhard, the guide has been revised and edited for a sixth edition by award-winning L.A. urban walker and Winter’s trusted collaborator Robert Inman. Nathan Masters, historian and Emmy-award-winning host, producer, and managing editor of KCET’s Lost LA, writes the foreword.

An Architectural Guidebook to Los Angeles, hailed by many as the built L.A. opus, explores the manmade structures, gardens, parks, and other physical features of a fulgurous Los Angeles. With singular wit and brio, the authors artfully steward readers through all regions and styles, from the Spanish Mexican Period to Postmodern, American Take-over to High Tech, and Beaux-Arts to Craftsman. Sites covered begin with the missions of Spanish California and end with projects completed in 2017. Dilettantes and experts, practitioners and students, aficionados and osmotic natives alike: all are blood type-compatible with this rich and peerless Bible for architecture enthusiasts. More than a critical reference for the bookshelves of scholars, enthusiasts, and practitioners alike, Architecture in Los Angeles is a faithful snapshot of the city as she lives and breathes.

For more information on the event visit https://helmsbakerydistrict.com/events/. For more information on the book visit https://www.angelcitypress.com/products/rgwg.

Location: Helms Design Center, 8745 Washington Boulevard, Culver City, CA 90232

Genre: Nonfiction