Both Sides of Sunset: Photographing Los Angeles

ISBN-13: 978-1938922732
ISBN-10: 1938922735

Metropolis Books

Both Sides of Sunset: Photographing Los Angeles

From sunny beaches to urban grit: Los Angeles, the impossible city, celebrated in the work of top photographers Los Angeles is a city of dualities—sunshine and noir, coastline beaches and urban grit, natural beauty and suburban sprawl, the obvious and the hidden.

Both Sides of Sunset: Photographing Los Angeles reveals these dualities and more, in images captured by master photographers such as Bruce Davidson, Lee Friedlander, Daido Moriyama, Julius Shulman and Garry Winogrand, as well as many younger artists, among them Matthew Brandt, Katy Grannan, Alex Israel, Lise Sarfati and Ed Templeton, just to name a few.
Taken together, these individual views by more than 130 artists form a collective vision of a place where myth and reality are often indistinguishable. Spinning off the highly acclaimed Looking at Los Angeles(Metropolis Books, 2005), Both Sides of Sunset presents an updated and equally unromantic vision of this beloved and scorned metropolis.

In the years since the first book was published, the artistic landscape of Los Angeles has flourished and evolved. The extraordinary Getty Museum project Pacific Standard Time: Art in L.A. 1945–1980 focused global attention on the city’s artistic heritage, and this interest has only continued to grow. Both Sides of Sunset showcases many of the artists featured in the original book—such as Lewis Baltz, Catherine Opie, Stephen Shore and James Welling—but also incorporates new images that portray a city that is at once unhinged and driven by irrepressible exuberance

Contributing photographers and artists are Robert Adams, Iwan Baan, John Baldessari, Lewis Baltz, Sara Jane Boyers, Tim Bradley, Matthew Brandt, Charles Brittin, Mauren Brodbeck, Michael Butler, Craig Carlson, Oscar Castillo, Sam Comen, Kevin Cooley, Zoe Crosher, Bruce Davidson, Raymond Depardon, Tomas T. Diaz, Jeff Divine, John Divola, Mitch Dobrowner, David Drebin, Mitch Epstein, Elliott Erwitt, Dennis Feldman, Christina Fernandez, Larry Fink, Rose-Lynn Fisher, Robbert Flick, Lee Friedlander, Ron Galella, Harry Gamboa Jr., Niccolo Gandolfi, Bruce Gilden, Jim Goldberg, Katy Grannan, Bob Gruen, Nolan Hall, Karen Halverson, Grant Hatfield, Alexandra Hedison, Anthony Hernandez, Todd Hido, Stephen Hilger, Josef Hoflehner, Hugh Holland, Peter Holzhauer, Dennis Hopper, Bettina Hubby, John Humble, Martin Hyers and William Mebane Alex Israel, Graciela Iturbide, Steve Kahn, Yoko Kanayama, Dennis Keeley, Veronika Kellndorfer, Lisa Kereszi, Douglas Kirkland, Brandon Lattu, Gary Leonard, Michael Light, Dan Lopez, Alex MacLean, Florian Maier-Aichen, David Maisel, Steve McCurry, Susan Meiselas, Philip Melnick, Joel Meyerowitz, Zoran Milosavljevic, Daido Moriyama, Sarah Morris, Grant Mudford, Karin Apollonia Müller, Warren Neidich, Steven Nilsson, Jane O’Neal, Catherine Opie, Eric Orr, Bill Owens, Ed Panar, John Pfahl, George Porcari, Matthew Porter, Alex Prager, Marvin Rand, Bill Ray, Lara Jo Regan, Doug Rickard, Jennifer Robbins, Ed Ruscha, Mark Ruwedel, Sarah Sackner, Lise Sarfati, Lynn Saville, Ferdinando Scianna, Denise Scott Brown, Allan Sekula, Craig Semetko, Michael Shields, Stephen Shore, Julius Shulman, Nicolas Silberfaden, Mike Slack, SPOT, Randi Steinberger, Dennis Stock, Tim Street-Porter, Larry Sultan, Mark Swope, George Tate, Deanna Templeton, Ed Templeton, Ben Tierney, Tseng Kwong-Chi, John Valadez, Camilo José Vergara, Ellen von Unwerth, Nick Waplington, Julian Wasser, Bruce Weber, James Welling, Henry Wessel, Garry Winogrand, Steve Winter and Amir Zaki. 

Hardcover: 288 pages
Publisher: Metropolis Books; First Edition edition (May 26, 2015)
Language: English
Product Dimensions: 13 x 1.2 x 10.6 inches
Weight: 5.6 pounds

David L. Ulin is the author, most recently, of the novel “Ear to the Ground.” A 2015 Guggenheim Fellow, his other books include: “Sidewalking: Coming to Terms with Los Angeles,” shortlisted for the PEN/Diamonstein-Spielvogel Award for the Art of the Essay; “Labyrinth”; “The Lost Art of Reading: Why Books Matter in a Distracted Time”; and “The Myth of Solid Ground: Earthquakes, Prediction, and the Fault Line Between Reason and Faith,” which was selected as a best book of the year by the Chicago Tribune and the San Francisco Chronicle.

He is also the editor of three anthologies: “Cape Cod Noir”; “Another City: Writing from Los Angeles”; and the Library of America’s “Writing Los Angeles: A Literary Anthology,” which won a California Book Award. His writing has appeared in the Los Angeles Times (where he spent ten years as book editor and book critic), The Atlantic Monthly, The Nation, The New York Times, Bookforum, The Paris Review, Black Clock, Virginia Quarterly Review, AGNI, Zyzzyva, Columbia Journalism Review, and on National Public Radio’s All Things Considered.

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