The time is right for a fresh look at the incomparable sunny city of Los Angeles. Longtime Angelenos photographer Tim Street-Porter and writer Annie Kelly chronicle today’s vibrant buildings, coastline, and gardens of this global metropolis in their latest collaboration LOS ANGELES TODAY: CITY OF DREAMS: ARCHITECTURE AND DESIGN published by the celebrated house of Rizzoli.
This large book is a loving visit to Los Angeles with a photographer who knows how to get the lighting right to highlight the spectacular architecture of the city. Stylish museums, such as the Broad, and a flourishing Arts District illustrate the explosive art scene, while Hollywood’s Chateau Marmont and the historic Beverly Hills neighborhood add a chic dynamism. Across town, Culver City, home to the tech industry, features blocks of futuristic architecture by Eric Owen Moss. The modernist homes by Richard Neutra and John Lautner, as well as Frank Lloyd Wright’s Hollyhock House, are shown against dramatic backdrops of sky and sea. The visual sweep of this oversize book also encompasses the Los Angeles of film and television. Los Angeles is a city of dreams, and LOS ANGELES TODAY is a glorious portrait of the city in its infinite variety.