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Free download LAtitudes è PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Becerra takes us into the smoky spicy kitchens of a family tauero business in El Monte; Steve Graves traces the cowboy and spacemen themed landscapes of the San Fernando Valley Overlooked sites and phenomena become apparent LGBT churches and synagogues a fabled “Cycleway” mustachioed golden carp urban forests lost buildings ugly buildings What has been ignored such as environmental and social injustice is addressed with powerful anger and elegiac sadness and what has bee Fun but not as interesting as I hoped it would be The essays are uneven with a few too many Gee if only the awful Franciscan missionaries would have left this place alone complaints Also the format is heavy on text for a book inspired by maps The maps accompanying each essay need powerful magnification for these old eyes But it did make me want to keep exploring this endlessly fascinating place ugly buildings and complicated history and all

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Free download LAtitudes è PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free This literary and cartographic exploration of Los Angeles reorients our understanding of the city in highly imaginative ways Illuminated by boldly conceived and artfully rendered maps and infographics nineteen essays by LA’s most exciting writers reveal complex histories and perspectives of a place notorious for superficiality This chorus of voices explores wildly different subjects Cindi Alvitre unveils the indigenous Tongva presence of the Los Angeles Basin; Michael Jaime I m a fan of that much maligned city Los Angeles When I first went there in 1979 it was probably the case that there was no there there as the saying goes Certainly there was no real reason to go Downtown unless you worked in law or for a bank or in government And then you got the hell back out to the suburbs after 5pm Not true any LA s vibrancy has returned or been reinvented And fortunately its history has been continues to be uncovered and rediscovered This book is a fascinating look at LA Downtown and its suburbs placing it in historical context As a reviewer on saysI feel like I have waited for this book my whole life For anyone who grew up in LA or lived in LA or for whatever reason loves LA this book is a heartfelt valentine to America s most fascinating metropolis It delves into architecture history geography agriculture the environment and the tangled racial relations of the indigenous Native Americans the Californios the Anglo settlers and the Xicans each of which left lasting if not always evident imprints on the city and who continue to mold it todayBut LAtitudes is not all serious there are whimsical chapters on the history of LA radio sure to inspire sweet nostalgia there is a detailed map of non chain Mexican restaurants and there is even a uick rundown of the urban flora uniue to the cityLAtitudes has something to interest everyone and certainly anyone who has the pleasure of reading this delightful book will experience a number of ah ha moments and a deeper appreciation of the LA we have lived and lovedI think my favourite chapter is the search for evidence of a 1930s scheme to build a private tolled bicycle way linking Downtown to Pasadena It encapsulates the entrepreneurial boosterism which has accompanied this city and led to the best and the worst it has to offer

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Free download LAtitudes è PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free N maligned is reexamined with a sense of pride the city’s freeways for example take the shape of a dove when viewed from midair and pulsate with wailing blues surf rock and brassy bandaInspired by other texts that combine literature and landscape including Rebecca Solnit’s Infinite City this book’s juxtapositions make surprising connections and stir up undercurrents of truth To all those who inhabit love or seek to understand Los Angeles LAtitudes gives meaning and rewa As a former geography major who studied in Los Angeles this book was right up my alley if only I were intellectual haha I enjoyed the variety of perspectives it just took me a really long time to finish My favorite essays were Cycleway Speakeasy Tacos and Naming Los Angeles because I ve always loved place names I don t know why


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