Photography and Modern Public Housing in Los Angeles

Title

Photography and Modern Public Housing in Los Angeles

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Description

In the 1940s, Los Angeles faced an acute housing crisis. The local housing authority responded with a controversial program of slum clearance and public housing construction as well as photography that presented the crisis in innovative ways. This book brings these photographs together with hitherto unavailable sources to reveal a largely uninvestigated concept of housing photography. Case studies from Los Angeles, New York, and Berlin together with FBI records and nearly forgotten bulletins invite a new understanding of the history of housing and photography as one in which women scholars and commercial photographers played pivotal roles.

ISBN

978-3-948466-28-2

DOI

10.11588/arthistoricum.671

Publication Date

2021

Publisher

arthistoricum.net

City

Heidelberg, Germany

Disciplines

Community-Based Research | Photography

Photography and Modern Public Housing in Los Angeles


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