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Robert Inman (Urban Walker), An Architectural Guidebook to Los Angeles

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Fully Revised 6th Edition

Revised and updated by Robert Winter & Robert Inman & included in Los Angeles Magazine's Best Books About LA, 2018


This guidebook has explored the L.A. cityscape since it was first published by the Los Angeles County Museum of Art in 1965. Revised and updated (the fifth edition was published in 2003), The Architectural Guidebook to Los Angeles now contains ninety-six sections organized geographically, with thousands of entries cataloging every crease of Los Angeles County’s metropolitan sheath.

Originally written by architectural historians Robert Winter—described by Los Angeles Magazine as the “spiritual godfather” of L.A. architecture—and the late David Gebhard, the sixth edition has been revised by Robert Inman. The foreword is by Nathan Masters, historian and Emmy-award-winning host of KCET’s Lost LA.

Uniquely written, the guide is simultaneously funny, tasteful, and historically-comprehensive - a faithful snapshot of the city as she lives and breathes.

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Robert Inman is the author of A Guide to the Stairways of Los Angeles (2008) and Finding Los Angeles by Foot: Stairstreet, Bridge, Pathway, and Lane (2013). A native son of Los Angeles, he is an award-winning urban walker and frequent collaborator of his mentor, Dr. Robert W. Winter.