Stephen Gee
Angel City Press, Santa Monica, CA, 2013, English
Nonfiction, Architecture
12.2 x 9.4 inches, hardcover, 207 pages
ISBN: 9781626400085
Suggested Retail Price: $50.00

From the Publisher. Architect John Parkinson died in 1935, and the Los Angeles Times praised him: "Future generations have only to walk through the streets of Los Angeles to be reminded how much John Parkinson in his lifetime contributed to the city that grew up under his hand." In Iconic Vision: John Parkinson, Architect of Los Angeles, author Stephen Gee proves that this singular visionary created the look of America's most dynamic metropolis, long before the world recognized the city's importance.

Iconic Vision, the first biography of the master architect, documents—in remarkable detail and images—Parkinson's monumental contributions to the city he loved. Although other architects' names have become synonymous with the city, John Parkinson designed more landmark buildings in Los Angeles than any other architect, living or dead. And, while other architects may have taken credit for Parkinson's designs, Stephen Gee's penetrating biography establishes the truth. He tells the story of a man who envisioned tomorrow.


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