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LAtitudesMaligned is reexamined with a sense of pride the city’s freeways for example take the shape of a dove when viewed from midair and pulsate with wailing blues surf rock and brassy bandaInspired by other texts that combine literature and landscape including Rebecca Solnit’s Infinite City this book’s juxtapositions make surprising connections and stir up undercurrents of truth To all those who inhabit love or seek to understand Los Angeles LAtitudes gives meaning and reward. This is a really uniue and beautiful book with fascinating maps and awesome personal and historical stories It's a great way to experience LA through unexpected maps and the eyes of others

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LAtitudes review ð 100 ì [PDF / Epub] ✅ LAtitudes Author Patricia Wakida – This literary and cartographic exploration of Los Angeles reorients our understanding of the city in highly imaginative ways Illuminated by boldly conceived and artfully rendered maps and infographics This literary and cartographic exploration of This literary and cartographic exploration of Los Angeles reorients our understanding of the city in highly imaginative ways Illuminated by boldly conceived and artfully rendered maps and infographics nineteen essays by LA’s most exciting writers reveal complex histories and perspectives of a place notorious for superficiality This chorus of voices explores wildly different subjects Cindi Alvitre unveils the indigenous Tongva presence of the Los Angeles Basin Michael Jaime. Originally published on AngelesI'm excited to review LAtitudes An Angeleno's Atlas by Patricia Wakida and co in which LA aficionados can find one another through a stream of pages dedicated to uncovering the roots of this place we call homedownloadWith over nineteen different authors from all across the LA spectrum the writing in LAtitudes is highly aware of the multiplicity which makes up The City As Luis Alfaro notes at the outset there is no 'one LA' but over 18 million of themAnd as Anthea Hartig and Josh Sides point out LA is not just in downtown or Hollywood or in the east or south sides but it's in Burbank and Sunland Tujunga and in Sylmar And it's in Inglewood and Hawthorne and the South Bay And it's even in San Pedro and Long Beach and Norwalk and Cerritos The list goes on as 60% of The City is actually outside of The CityOf course anyone browsing through the web can tell you that LA's made up of 88 different communities but what's special about LAtitudes is that you won't just discover the hard facts about the land but also the stories that are attached to itFor example did you know that LA was once little than a string of cattle ranches across a couple of dozen prairies I sure didn't but Teddy Varno's essay makes it a live experienceAnd did you know that LA was attacked one early February morning during World War 2 though not by the Axis powers but by a UFO Yes it sounds like the stuff of movies but Jason Brown's essay places readers right in the middle of the incredible seuence and the ride is unforgettableLAtitudes goes beyond the wild and uirky however and features truly historical work Cindi Alvitre's Coyote Tour describes the Tongva and Yaangna tribes who trailed through the land before the Spanish crown decimated or acculturated their people while Nathan Masters's Gridding the City identifies the true genius of the grid masters who gave The City its 'sprawling' formLaura Pulido's Landscapes of Racial Violence moved me so much that I'll have a separate review for it later and David Ulin's Freeway Jam left me with a vivid image of the beautiful if broken promise of LA's freewaysFrom there it continues Angelenos will get a taste of life in the LA River from Andrew Wilcox's Stalking Carp while historians will be unable to deny the power of the legendary Luis Rodriguez's How Xicans Are the Makeweight of Los Angeles's Past Present and FutureSo what are you waiting for If you want to have some fun with LA in the comfort of home on the couch or underneath the breeze and shade of its palm trees LAtitudes will not let you downIn true LA style the book will refresh the reader's imagination of the metropolis one fantastic intersection at a time For this it gets The LA Storyteller's full approvalJT

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Becerra takes us into the smoky spicy kitchens of a family tauero business in El Monte Steve Graves traces the cowboy and spacemen themed landscapes of the San Fernando Valley Overlooked sites and phenomena become apparent LGBT churches and synagogues a fabled “Cycleway” mustachioed golden carp urban forests lost buildings ugly buildings What has been ignored such as environmental and social injustice is addressed with powerful anger and elegiac sadness and what has been. Fun but not as interesting as I hoped it would be The essays are uneven with a few too many Gee if only the awful Franciscan missionaries would have left this place alone complaints Also the format is heavy on text for a book inspired by maps The maps accompanying each essay need powerful magnification for these old eyes But it did make me want to keep exploring this endlessly fascinating place ugly buildings and complicated history and all