TORRES-ROUFF, DS: Before L. A.: Race, Space, and Municipal Power in Los Angeles, 1781-1894

Torres-Rouff, David Samuel. Before L. A.: Race, Space, and Municipal Power in Los Angeles, 1781-1894. Yale University Press, 2015. Unmarked. Very Good in very good dust jacket. Hardcover. (#30959) $50.00

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Examines the past and original urban infrastructure of Los Angeles; its social, spatial, and racial divides and boundaries; and how it came to be the city we know today. This fascinating study shows how an innovative intercultural community developed along racial lines, and how immigrants from the United States engineered a profound shift in civic ideals and the physical environment, creating a social and spatial rupture that endures to this day.

Illustrated in black-and-white. 376p.

FRIEDMAN, HA: Successful Architecture: Selected Works and Thought of Howard A. Friedman

Successful Architecture: Selected Works and Thought of Howard A. Friedman. Friedman House, 1990. Unmarked. Soft corner bend on back cover. Very Good. Paperback. (#21403) $30.00

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Illustrated with photographs and drawings. 88p. Measures 9×11 inches.

During 35 years of practice, Howard Friedman’s (1919-1988) firm compiled a distinguished record of nationally recognized designs. These include a group-living complex at the Jewish Home for the Aged, Mt. Zion Hospital’s outpatient clinic, the modernization of Levi Strauss’ Valencia Street factory in San Francisco, and the construction of the firm’s award-winning corporate headquarters complex on Battery Street, also in San Francisco.

SPENCER, BA: The Prairie School Tradition. The Prairie Archives of the Milwaukee Art Center

Spencer Brian A. (editor). The Prairie School Tradition. The Prairie Archives of the Milwaukee Art Center. Whitney Library of Design, 1972. ISBN: 0823074323. Unmarked. Clipped dust jacket with some edge wear. Very Good in very good dust jacket. Hardcover. (#30941) $25.00

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Architects: Frank Furness, Henry Hobson Richardson, Adler & Sullivan, Frank Lloyd Wright, Parker N. Berry, Purcell, Feick and Elmslie, Francis Barry Byrne, Alphonso Iannelli, Walter Burley Griffin, Marion Mahoney Griffin, Claude and Starck, Richard Walter Bock, Bentley and Merman, George Mann Niedecken, Greene and Greene, Lloyd Wright, Bruce Goff, Edgar A. Tafel, Arthur A. Carrara, John H. Howe, Taliesin Associated Architects, William P. Wenzler, Herb Greene, Thomas Olson, Michael P. Johnson, and William P. Bruder.

Measures 9×12 inches. 300 black-and-white illustrations. Biographies. Index. 304p.