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Untold LA

Photographing the Astonishing Historic Homes of Los Angeles’ West Adams District

This book is available for download with iBooks on your Mac or iOS device. Multi-touch books can be read with iBooks on your Mac or iOS device. Books with interactive features may work best on an iOS device. iBooks on your Mac requires OS X 10.9 or later.


In 2012 photographer Jett Loe encountered the Los Angeles District of West Adams, the original wealthy area of town, the “Beverly Hills before Beverly Hills.”  Filled with an astonishing collection of Victorian and Craftsman homes in vibrant, diverse neighborhoods West Adams proved to be a revelation. 

Following a successful Kickstarter campaign Jett spent two years producing this mammoth delight of a book that documents the variety of homes and people in the area. Totaling a fully interactive 361 pages with 500 photos, 70 oral history audio clips from West Adams residents and two hours of behind-the-scenes video commentary, Untold LA is a massive treasure trove for lovers of American history, Los Angeles and architecture.

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Customer Reviews


This is an amazing book about a wonderful place to live-- The West Adams District of Los Angeles. It goes way beyond being just a book about architecture, because it includes so much neighborhood vibrancy. I love the way the photos continue to vary--new and old, loved and tolerated, people and buildings, tiny details and grand visions.
It's great not just as an architectural reference but as a history book and as a guide to what makes neighborhoods vital.

Stunning photos, great audio commentary

There are incredible things to be seen behind the facades of older houses and Jett has done an excellent job at investigating and featuring some of the best to be found.

A new kind of architecture book

I absolutely love this new book about West Adams. The photographs are beautiful and natural. I love the audio commentaries, maps, and videos that make it all come alive. This book is clearly a labor of love and worth the time time to buy, read, watch and listen to. A great achievement.

Untold LA
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  • $9.99
  • Available on iPad, iPhone and Mac.
  • Category: Photography
  • Published: Nov 20, 2014
  • Publisher: Jett Loe
  • Seller: Jett Loe
  • Print Length: 360 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Version: 2.0
  • Requirements: To view this book, you must have an iPad with iBooks 2 or later and iOS 5 or later, or an iPhone with iOS 8.4 or later, or a Mac with OS X 10.9 or later.

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