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L.A. Modern Hardcover – October 21, 2008
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I also found this review in Modernism Magazine;
Review of L.A.Modern in the Winter 2008-09 issue of Modernism magazine
By Sandy McLendon
Tim Street-Porter's L.A. Modern resembles a coffee-table book, but
it isn't really; it's a valentine to a city with which
the photographer is madly, dizzyingly in love. Street-Porter, who is a
long way from his native Britain, lost his heart to Los Angeles many
years ago, and it shows. His sumptuous, saturated, crystalline images
of the best modernist residential architecture in the city are the archi-
tectural-photography equivalent of George Hurrell's famed glamour
shots of Hollywood stars, photographs that communicate not only an
idealized beauty, but their creator's love of the subject, too. Structures
so often photographed as to be almost wearyingly familiar, such as
Frank Lloyd Wright's Ennis House (1924), become fresh and vital
again when seen through Street-Porter's lens; the photographer is able
to communicate not only the oft-seen monumental quality of its exte-
rior, but the gentle melancholy of its interiors as well. His photographs
of Richard Neutra's Singleton House (1959) show how the structure's
Mulholland Drive acreage and extraordinary views made its design
inevitable. Tim Street-Porter has undertaken the task of writing his
book's text to excellent effect: his architectural connoisseurship and
his knowledge of his adopted city spill from every page.
- unfortunately floor plans are missing -
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Excellent book with Tim Street Porter's outstanding eye. LA Modern illustrates a worthy collection of LA homes with many designs drawing from the MId Century style.Published 20 months ago by Sir Jocko Walcott
Highly recomended, I love it, I'm never tire of looking at it. The print quality is fantastic.
Don't wait, order it now!!!
this is a great coffee table book, lots of interesting colored photographs and bios. It's a good must have mid century architecture book with one of Julius Schulman's photography... Read morePublished on June 4, 2009 by Laurice Galera
The book is completely warped due to humidity or some type of place it was stored. Both covers as well as the pages inside do not lay flat and for such a nice coffee table book... Read morePublished on February 13, 2009 by Andy Goldsborough