Photographing the Astonishing Historic Homes of Los Angeles’ West Adams District
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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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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.
AMAZING BOOK - I'M NOT KIDDING
UNTOLD LA is a unique book in my experience, an extraordinarily detailed, beautifully illustrated exploration of a lesser-known part of one of the most famous cities in the world. It's alive to the history of how a community came into being, what it's like to live there today, and how a quiet life in a noisy city is possible. The book is full of fascinating side notes and written with such wit and genuine wisdom that I ended up almost wanting to live there. My friend Jett Loe is an artist, and UNTOLD LA is not just a work of art, but one of the best uses of the ebook medium I've ever seen. You don't need to live in LA to enjoy this book - it's so full of insight into beauty and perhaps most important, it embraces diversity just as the neighborhood does. Every city deserves a book like this.
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.