The Journal of San Diego History
Winter 1981, Volume 27, Number 1
Thomas L. Scharf, Managing Editor

Book Notes

Richard H. Peterson, Book Review Editor

Views of Los Angeles. Text and contemporary photographs by Gernot Kuehn. Los Angeles: Portriga Publications, 1978. 138 pages. $12.95.

The author has assembled 125 black and white photographs of greater Los Angeles. The book contrasts photographs taken during the past-the earliest being 1864-with photographs taken in 1978 from the same point of view. The result is an intriguing juxtaposition which provides graphic evidence of the good and bad consequences of modernization. In short, this volume is a provocative before-and-after portrait of Los Angeles.