Category Books

Book: Imagining Los Angeles: A City in Fiction (David Fine)

¬†Book:¬†Imagining Los Angeles: A City in Fiction (David Fine) The basic thing about L.A, he explained, was that it lacked the dimension of time. As katherine had first pointed out to him, there were no seasons there, no days of the week, no night and day; beyond that there was (or was supposed to be) […]

Book: Immigrant Entrepreneurs – Koreans in Los Angeles. 1985-1982. (Ivan Light & Edna Bonacich)

Book title: Immigrant Entrepreneurs – Koreans in Los Angeles 1965-1982 (Ivan Light & Edna Bonacich) This book is a sociological case study on Korean Immigrants to the Unites States, specifically to Los Angeles. Succinct in its conclusions, the book’s soft narrative is a product of census data, stats, and research that attempt to explain the […]

Book: The Fragmented Metropolis

Review of the first of two sections of Robert M. Fogelson’s The Fragmented Metropolis. Part one is a historical review of the town from 1850-1930; a concise and detailed account of Los Angeles and the rise of the region from vast gracing grounds to a nascent metropolis.

Book: Los Angeles: The Architecture of Four Ecologies

Los Angeles: The Architecture of Four Ecologies.