Archive for Books

Black Ace Books Paperback Collectors Show & Sale Sunday at the Valley Inn & Conference Center

Mar 23, 2011 by Lisa Newton

Pulp magazines were very popular in the 1930s, particularly dealing with detectives, The Shadow, and different types of spy thrillers. It was a different format when the original days of the comic book publishers were [...]

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Jan 27, 2011 by D. J. Schwartz

There’s no shortage of Coffee Table books covering any subject one could think of documenting and showcasing just about any topic.
Especially those that include “Hotels,” “Beautiful Places,” “Things to Do,” “Places to See,” [...]

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LA’s Memorial Branch Library’s Creative and Permanent Public Art

Nov 26, 2010 by Lisa Newton

During my recent visit to the Memorial Branch Library on West Olympic Boulevard in the Mid-Wilshire district, I came across some very distinctive and wildly creative aesthetic park benches.
To see what I saw, will inspire [...]

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Case Study Houses – The Complete CSH Program 1945 – 1966

Nov 08, 2010 by D. J. Schwartz

When it comes to architecture, the notions of “experimental” and “low-cost,” are not often found.
And, in 1945 building “green” was relegated to academia.
This was the purpose for the Case Study Houses and Taschen’s [...]

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Tomorrow is California Library Snapshot Day

Oct 03, 2010

Growing up, the local library was an invaluable resource–and they still are.
Indeed, as my kids were growing up, I took them to the library at least twice a month to choose books to read, [...]

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TASCHEN’S 25th Year Special Edition – 100 Contemporary Artists

Sep 14, 2010

Starting with the publication of TASCHEN’S book, Art at the Turn of the Millennium by authors, Burkhard Riemschneider, Lars Bang Larsen, Christoph Blase, Yilmaz Dziewior, Michel Ribettes, Raimar Stange and Susanne Titz; along with the [...]

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Ray Bradbury Week is Coming to Los Angeles

Aug 20, 2010

Ray Bradbury is considered one of the greatest science fiction writers of all time. His indelible and iconic “Martian Chronicles,” established Bradbury as a serious and talented writer.
Its commercial success only added to his burgeoning [...]

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Dream Library…in Huntington Beach

Aug 05, 2010

As you enter the Central Library in Huntington Beach, your eye and body are drawn to to an open three story circle of fountains and live plants.
Up and down the open staircase, people, plants [...]

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The Internet Case Study Book – A guide to Implementing successful Internet business strategies

Jul 06, 2010

TASCHEN publishing scores an A+ with its sophisticated explanation of how different types of organizations have implemented various Internet plans and technologies that were successful in achieving, for all intents and purposes, their various [...]

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Frank Lloyd Wright – Genius Defined in Volume II “Wright 1917 – 1942”

May 18, 2010

A discussion of the modern masters of art wouldn’t be comprehensive without a thorough compilation of Pablo Picasso’s work, life, art, pictures, and a penetrating examination into what and why his art defined an era–and [...]

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Angelino Heights and Echo Park Walking Tour

May 06, 2010

Although not a hidden part of Los Angeles, Angelino Heights is one of the most inimitable places I’ve visited so far. As the first Historic Preservation Overlay Zone (HPOZ) recognized by the City of Los [...]

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Reach Out and Read Los Angeles

Apr 29, 2010

Do you like to read?  Do your kids like to read?  Some kids love to read, but others often struggle.  That’s where Reach Out and Read comes in.  I discovered this wonderful program via facebook, [...]

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Bret Easton Ellis at the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books

Apr 28, 2010

Every year, the LA Times teams up with UCLA for the annual Festival of Books.  I did attend this during my Junior year of high school at the prompting of my English teacher (and the [...]

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Great Yoga Retreats a sublime book of Yoga Spas and Resorts

Mar 18, 2010

Sometimes, the not so very original quote of “You can’t Judge a Book by its Cover” is so true, it’s often laughable to think otherwise.
The new TASCHEN publication of the magnificently beautiful coffee table [...]

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