Preservation of Style is a coffee table book that explore the origins of Los Angeles' Apartments of the 1920s and 30s. The 1920s was a roaring time around the world and even more for Los Angeles. As the obsession with Hollywood and celebrity grew, so did the millions of people and dreamers who flocked to the debutante city. As Hollywood’s appetite grew, so did the demand for not just entertainers but housing as well. Where would the thousands of newly christened Angeleno’s call home in this growing city? Fortunately, in Los Angeles anything can be built and developers, architects, and builders from around the world spent the next decade building apartments rapidly throughout the city.
Preservation of Style, takes a visual journey through some of Los Angeles’ iconic apartments of the 1920s and 30s, which celebrate the style of early Los Angeles. Through the lens of its historical apartments a uniquely Los Angeles story exists. A story where anything that can be dreamed can be built.
Frank Lloyd Wright