By William Deverell, Greg Hise
This Companion comprises 25 unique essays by means of writers and students who current a professional overview of the simplest and most crucial paintings thus far at the advanced background of Los Angeles.
- The first Companion delivering a historic survey of l. a., incorporating serious, multi-disciplinary issues and leading edge scholarship
- Features essays from a variety of disciplines, together with historical past, political technological know-how, cultural stories, and geography
- Photo essays and ‘contemporary voice’ sections mix with conventional historiographic essays to supply a multi-dimensional view of this shiny and numerous city
- Essays hide the main issues within the box inside of a thematic constitution, together with demography, social unrest, politics, pop culture, structure, and concrete studies
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Never before or since, was there a spot in America where life was a long happy holiday, where there was less labor, less care or trouble,” wrote California historian Hubert Howe Bancroft in 1888 (p. 179). This “Fantasy Past” of trailing bougainvillea and flirtatious señoritas still informs California architecture, fiestas, and pageants. indd 20 11/19/2009 5:28:29 PM B O R N G L O B A L : F R O M P U E B L O T O S TAT E H O O D 21 Bolton (1921). These scholars called for the integration of the Southwest into US national narratives, arguing for the continuing relevance of Spanish colonial institutions and culture.
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A Companion to Los Angeles by William Deverell, Greg Hise