Discover Los Angeles - An Informed Guide to L.A's Rich and Varied Cultural Life . O'connor

Paperback / softback
Publication date:
31 Mar 2006
Getty Publications
176 pages: 229 x 154 x 14mm
30 b&w illustrations, maps

This complete guidebook describes the rich and varied cultural resources of Los Angeles. Organized by neighborhood, the book offers in-depth information on more than 200 cultural resources in the area, along with contact information and hours of operation. Places such as museums, landmarks, parks, and libraries are included, along with maps noting their locations. A special chapter is devoted to educational programs for children and teens, making this book an excellent reference for teachers, parents, and visitors alike. Kevin Starr, California State Librarian, provides an introductory overview of the city's cultural history and treasures. In addition, local experts provide personal listings of cultural venues: Noriko Fujinami lists public art and murals that can be found in this "city of murals"; Sharon K. Emanuelli lists some of Los Angeles's important commercial art galleries and other art resources; Margaret Trumbull talks about "virtual L.A."; Peter Henne lists Tinseltown's many attractions for film buffs; Ellen Kraut-Hasagawa points out the places where one can explore literary L.A.; Tom Provenzano lists the spots where one can sample the lively Los Angeles theater scene; and Carol Reese lists the famous and not-so-famous architectural and historical monuments in the city."