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  • Oct. 16, 2005

    Renowned photographer Tim Street-Porter discusses and signs copies of his latest critically acclaimed book Los Angeles (Rizzoli) at the LA Phil Store, adjacent to Walt Disney Concert Hall, on Sunday, October 16, from 12 p.m. - 2 p.m., and Saturday, October 22, from 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. The limited-edition hardcover (only 5,000 copies) features 175 stunning panoramic spreads and impressive gatefolds of L.A.'s best architectural landmarks, a signed print of Walt Disney Concert Hall and an introduction by actress and preservationist Diane Keaton.

    Vanity Fair declares of the photographer's Los Angeles, "Street-Porter presents a fresh, epic look at the architectural wonders of his adopted city."

    Street-Porter "returns home" to the LA Phil Store, having documented every phase of Walt Disney Concert Hall's construction. "We at the LA Phil Store have great admiration for Tim's photography and are delighted that our Walt Disney Concert Hall will be featured in his outstanding new book Los Angeles," says Jan Moya, Retail Director of the Los Angeles Philharmonic. "We're also thrilled to provide the community an opportunity to meet Tim and enjoy his work."

    The LA Phil Store offers exceptional merchandise that relates to the arts community, defining the relationship between the Los Angeles Philharmonic and its home in Walt Disney Concert Hall. The LA Phil Store's critically acclaimed design recently won Santa Monica-based Belzberg Architects the prestigious 2005 American Architecture Award. Street-Porter describes the Frank Gehry-designed Walt Disney Concert Hall as "the crown jewel of contemporary architecture in Los Angeles."

    Tim Street-Porter will be available for media interviews before both store appearances, which are scheduled prior to performances at Walt Disney Concert Hall. The session on October 16 takes place before the Beethoven Cycle 4, 6, with conductor Esa-Pekka Salonen and violinist Leila Josefowicz.

    The signing on October 22 takes place prior to Mahler's Fourth, with conductor Jonathan Nott and Los Angeles Philharmonic violinist Martin Chalifour.

    LOS ANGELES (Rizzoli)-like its spectacular predecessors, New York, New York and These United States- this elegant volume is a brilliant presentation. From Venice Beach to Rodeo Drive, from high culture to pop, and over freeways and flashing past billboards, Los Angeles captures the essence of the constantly evolving city: from palm-lined avenues to hip hotels and art deco theaters, Frank Gehry's Walt Disney Concert Hall to the Cathedral of our Lady of the Angels. Not just for L.A. residents and connoisseurs, this book is for anyone interested in architecture, design and, of course, the iconography unique to Southern California. The book's format allows readers to revel in the marvelous landscape. From mountain peaks to desert oases, beautiful beaches to redwood forests, Los Angeles literally envelops us in the city's grandeur in stunning spreads and impressive gatefolds, each more than five feet wide. Acclaimed architecture and design photographer Tim Street-Porter showcases the fascinating cityscape-by day and by night. A long time resident with exceptional access, Street-Porter takes us from the most coveted homes of Hollywood and Beverly Hills to the best examples of contemporary architecture for which the city is famous, featuring the full spectrum of residences from seminal modernist houses to baroque mansions and California Mediterranean homes in their lush settings. Specs for Los Angeles: Photographed by Tim Street-Porter; Introduction by Diane Keaton; Publisher: Rizzoli; Publication Date: October 2005; Category: Travel - Pictorials; Format: Hardcover / Trim Size: 16 x 12; US Price: $195.00 / ISBN: 0-8478-2734-8

    British born TIM STREET-PORTER is an internationally recognized and award-winning photographer, living and working in Los Angeles. Street-Porter spent 10 years working in London before visiting Los Angeles in the early '70's. He fell in love with the city and decided to make it his home in 1977. Street-Porter is unique among photographers in that he is not only applauded for his architect's eye but also for his interest in writing about design. He has worked for a variety of design and travel magazines including: House Beautiful, Elle, Décor, the New York Times, Town & Country and Conde Nast Traveller. In addition to Los Angeles (Rizzoli), Street-Porter has written and produced four books on architecture: Freestyle: the New Architecture and Interior Design from Los Angeles and Casa Mexicana: the Architecture and Design of Mexico (Stewart, Tabori and Chang); The Los Angeles House and Tropical Houses (Clarkson Potter). His work as a photographer appears in numerous books, including Hollywood Style and Musical Houses: Homes and Secret Retreats of Music Stars.

    The Los Angeles Philharmonic Association, under Music Director Esa-Pekka Salonen, presents the finest in orchestral and chamber music, recitals, new music, jazz, world music and holiday concerts at two of the most remarkable places anywhere to experience music-Walt Disney Concert Hall and the Hollywood Bowl. In addition to a 30-week winter subscription season at Walt Disney Concert Hall, the LA Phil presents a 12-week summer festival at the legendary Hollywood Bowl, summer home of the Los Angeles Philharmonic and home of the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra. In fulfilling its commitment to the community, the Association's involvement with Los Angeles extends to educational programs, community concerts and children's programming, ever seeking to provide inspiration and delight to the broadest possible audience.


    SUNDAY, OCTOBER 16, from 12 PM to 2 PM

    SATURDAY, OCTOBER 22, from 6 PM to 8 PM
    THE LA PHIL STORE, 111 S. Grand Avenue in Los Angeles

    Renowned photographer Tim Street-Porter will discuss and sign copies of his latest critically acclaimed book Los Angeles.

    The LA Phil Store is located in Walt Disney Concert Hall, at 111 S. Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90012 Tel: 213-972-3440. The store is open every day from 9:30-5:30pm and after performances.


  • Contact:

    Contacts: Adam Crane, 213.972.3422; Caroline Graham, C4 Consulting, 310.899.2727