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.

BULLOCK, ME: New Deal Art in the Northwest: The WPA and Beyond

Book cover. New Deal Art in the Northwest: The WPA and BeyondBullock, Margaret E. New Deal Art in the Northwest: The WPA and Beyond. Tacoma Art Museum, 2020. ISBN: 9780924335488. Factory sealed. Like New. Hardcover. (#30842) $40.00

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Exhibition catalog (Tacoma Art Museum, February 22–August 16, 2020).

The first comprehensive survey of the impact of federal arts projects in the Pacific Northwest. Revealing the striking scope and variety of New Deal regional work—paintings, prints, murals, ceramics, and textiles, and the iconic and influential Timberline Lodge on Mount Hood.

Contributors: Tiffany Stith Cooper, Roger Hull, David F. Martin, Mindy J. Morgan, Sarah Baker Munro, Sharon Ann Musher, Nina Olsson, Philip Stevens, and Roger van Oosten.

WOOD, J: The Best of Looking Back in Marin County

Wood, Jim. The Best of Looking Back in Marin County. Marin Magazine, 2019. ISBN: 9780578510958. Unmarked text. Very Good. Paperback. (#30841)

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Collected from The Best of Looking Back, Marin Magazine’s longest-running feature. The collection is filled with historical anecdotes and photographs of Marin County’s colorful history, from the 1579 landing of Sir Francis Drake in West Marin to the 2005 flooding of downtown San Anselmo. Recommended reading list. 156p.