Los Angeles has many public and private places to visit and enjoy.
Not the usual guidebook to interesting places in Los Angeles—many of them you might not know about.
The Huntington Library has several gardens. The Chinese Garden, or Garden of Flowing Fragrance, was opened to the public in 2008. Filled with lovely full-page color photographs, the authors discuss the special symbolism of the plants and layout of the garden space.
The Descanso Gardens was originally a Spanish rancho that eventually was granted to Los Angeles. It is a very old botanical garden noted for its fine collection of camellias and oaks. The garden has a full calendar of events for all ages.
The Los Angeles River meanders through 51 miles of the city and more than 100 communities. This is a guidebook, with maps and illustrations highlights interesting old and new sites.
The Franklin D. Murphy Sculpture Garden is located on the UCLA campus. There are seventy-two modern and contemporary works displayed in a park-like setting.
The plants and gardens of the Getty Villa replicate those in the ancient city of Herculaneum. In ancient times the plants were used in medicine, cooking and for rituals.
The Getty Villa Museum along PCH is a replica of the ancient Roman villa at Herculaneum in Italy. It houses also displays J. Paul Getty’s collections of European art, artifacts and furniture. There are scheduled tours and theatrical presentations in the outdoor theatre
A meticulously researched book which covers the history of LACMA up to the date of the book's publication. It is very well-written, readable, and therefore will appeal to a wide variety of readers: the general public, scholars and others. In its coverage of how the museum came into existence, Muchnic provides a good deal of Los Angeles history from that time period and the present. The book has a table of contents, index, and reference notes; there are color, black and white photographs throughout the book.
Bruckman Rare Book Friends Award, 2017.
A history of the Huntington's Japanese Garden, which is over 100 years old. Beauty, tradition and culture are exemplified in the unique features of this very popular California landmark.
In this great big metropolis there are many places that offer an escape from all of the noise and activity.
Robert Irwin created a garden to complement Richard Meier's architecture for the J. Paul Getty Museum.
Take an armchair tour through private gardens that range from the serious to the fanciful.
Self Help Graphics & Art is a community-based art making and exhibiting institution located in East L.A. It has been a leader in printmaking and has brought attention to Chicano and Latino art. Throughout the year they have scheduled exhibits.
An overview of the art works in the Maguire Gardens at the Los Angeles Public Library's Central Library.