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Preserving Los Angeles : how historic places can transform America's cities  Cover Image Book Book

Preserving Los Angeles : how historic places can transform America's cities / Ken Bernstein ; photography by Stephen Schafer.

Bernstein, Ken, (author.). Schafer, Stephen, (photographer.).


Los Angeles has an image as the "City of the Future"--a city always at the cutting edge of change--but also as a "throwaway metropolis" that cares little about its history or architectural legacy. Yet the reality is quite different. Over the past decade, the City of Los Angeles has developed one of the most successful historic preservation programs in the nation, culminating with the completion of the nation's most ambitious citywide survey of historic resources. All across the city, historic preservation is now transforming Los Angeles, while also pointing the way to how other cities can use preservation to revitalize their neighborhoods and build community. 'Preserving Los Angeles: How Historic Places Can Transform America's Cities, authored by Ken Bernstein, who oversees Los Angeles' Office of Historic Resources', tells this under-appreciated L.A. story: how historic preservation has been transforming neighborhoods, creating a Downtown renaissance, and guiding the future of the city.

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  • ISBN: 9781626400757
  • ISBN: 162640075X
  • Physical Description: 253 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), color maps ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: [Santa Monica, California] : Angel City Press, [2021]

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General Note:
Includes index.
Subject: Architecture > Conservation and restoration > California > Los Angeles.
Historic buildings > California > Los Angeles.
Gentrification > California > Los Angeles.
Urban renewal > California > Los Angeles.
City planning > California > Los Angeles.

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