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City of Angels: Houses and Gardens of Los Angeles
"In the past decade Los Angeles's interior design and art scenes have taken center stage, thrusting the city's local artists, architects, and interior decorators onto the world stage. Thus, L.A. became the obvious choice for [Jennifer Ash Rudick's] next book, City of Angels: Houses and Gardens of Los Angeles."(Galerie)
"Peek behind the gates of some of L.A.'s most breathtaking homes--from Kelly Wearstler's Malibu beach retreat, to the Garcia House, a midcentury icon perched in the Hollywood Hills."(C Magazine)
About the Author
Jennifer Ash Rudick is the author of Palm Beach Chic and Out East, a contributing editor to Veranda, and a producer of documentary films, including Iris, with Maysles Films, and Diner en Blanc. Firooz Zahedi was born in Tehran, Iran. After moving to the US, he became a photographer for Interview magazine and Vanity Fair. His work has appeared in Vogue, GQ, Town & Country, Architectural Digest, Elle Decor, and House Beautiful, and has been exhibited in galleries around the world.
Los Angeles’s dramatic setting, Mediterranean climate, and outdoor lifestyle have long attracted creative individuals to its diverse neighborhoods. The thirty houses and gardens featured in City of Angels, designed by renowned architects, interior designers, and garden designers, offer a rich mix of quirkiness, elegance, glitz, and Hollywood pizazz. Expertly guided by author Jennifer Ash Rudick and photographer Firooz Zahedi, we visit Kelly Wearstler’s beach house in Malibu, Hutton Wilkinson’s exotic ranch in the Santa Monica Mountains, a midcentury modern Schindler house, a Pacific Palisades villa decorated by Oliver Furth, John Lautner’s vertigo-inducing modernist glass box in the Hollywood Hills, and Richard Shapiro’s overgrown gardens surrounding a magnificent Hispano-Moorish house in Holmby Hills.