Enter your mobile number below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
Getting the download link through email is temporarily not available. Please check back later.
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
L.A. Modern Hardcover – October 21, 2008
Featured architecture & urban design books
Explore featured titles on architecture and urban design.
Frequently Bought Together
Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought
"Tim Street-Porter basks in LA Modern." ~Vanity Fair
"Tim Street-Porter basks in LA Modern."
Discover books for all types of engineers, auto enthusiasts, and much more. Learn more
Top Customer Reviews
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 on June 8, 2014 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!!!
A well illustrated book of nice homes of the 50's-60's era in L.A. The book is a little expensive but if you love LA you'll like this book.Published on September 25, 2010 by Richie E.
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