Chessler Books
Rock Climbing - Mountaineering - Exploration
New - Used - Collectible - Signed
Chessler Books Accepts PAYPAL Chessler Books Accepts VISA Chessler Books Accepts MASTERCARD Chessler Books Accepts DISCOVER CARD Chessler Books Accepts AMERICAN EXPRESS
All Orders Shipped via United States Postal Service   Chessler Books Ships Via USPS
Author:
Title:
Keyword:
Item #:
A B C D E F G H I
J K L M Mc N O P Q
R S T U V W X Y Z
Item #: GB2365-6352
LA CLIMBS: ALTERNATIVE USES FOR ARCHITECTURE Alex Hartley 2003 1st ed Paperback VG - Near Fine 2 Copies Available
By Hartley, Alex
Price: $9.95

List Price: $29.95
You Save $20.00 (67%)



Add to wish list


Detailed Product Description
London/New York, 2003, 1st edition. 176 pp, hundreds of color and b/w photos, maps, route photos. Large format paperback, Very Good to Near Fine condition.                               .

In LA Climbs: Alternative Uses for Architecture, Los Angeles building climbs are photographed, named, graded, and appear alongside topographic diagrams and detailed route descriptions. 
Crossing over from artistic intervention to a guidebook for the climber bored with legitimate locations, Hartley's project has similarities to the exploits of legendary Frenchman Alain Robert (who famously scaled the Petrona Towers, the Eiffel Tower and the Empire State Building) or skate boarding culture where empty swimming pools are used as alternative sites for extreme skating.

These acts of architectural misinterpretation encompass an eclectic selection including Hartley's climb up the infamous Hollywood sign, Frank Gehry's Disney Hall, as well as classic mid-century Case Study Houses ad iconic works by architects such as Wright, Schindler, Meier, Koenig, Lautner and Neutra. These exploits come together to reveal a perception of the city and its architecture reduced to surface, texture and relative distance from the ground. Through a combination of colour photography, drawings and diagrams, this book provides an alternative view of key sites and buildings in and around Los Angeles.

Whether simply adding a tingle of escapist thrill to the world of coffee table literature or providing a more literal guide for the daring and the extremely agile, Hartley's book is, without doubt, a story of LA. But this is a new story, one we have not witnessed before.


Other Items You Might Like

  • Similar Items Available
  • Items From This Author
  • Items From This Category
TREK ACROSS INDONESIA Dorothy West Pelzer 1982 1st ed New Paperback 2 Copies Available
By: Pelzer, Dorothy West
Price $4.99 ~ Regular $20.00, You Save $15.01 (75%)
- Item # GB30-5042
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
AMERICAN ALPINE JOURNAL 2003 (20 copies available)
By: American Alpine Club
Price $2.99 ~ Regular $35.00, You Save $32.01 (91%)
- Item # AAJ2003-29821
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
OVER THE EDGE: The True Story of Kidnap and Escape in the Mountains of Central Asia Greg Child 2003 New Paperback Multiple Copies Available
By: Child, Greg
Price $4.99 ~ Regular $16.95, You Save $11.96 (71%)
- Item # BK2374-
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
UNKNOWN PLEASURES: COLLECTED WRITING ON LIFE, DEATH, CLIMBING AND EVERYTHING IN BETWEEN Andy Kirkpatrick 2018 1st edition Hardcover DJ as New
By: Kirkpatrick, Andy
Price $49.95
- Item # BK4165-471
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
ALTERNATIVE GUIDE TO BRITISH ROCK CLIMBING Gill Fawcett 1988 Paperback Very Good
By: Fawcett, Gill
Price $4.99 ~ Regular $20.00, You Save $15.01 (75%)
- Item # GB5778-354
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
ACCIDENTS IN NORTH AMERICAN MOUNTAINEERING 2003 Multiple copies available
By: American Alpine Club
Price $2.99 ~ Regular $10.00, You Save $7.01 (70%)
- Item # ANAM2003-29844
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
LE SKI EN FRANCE 1840 - 1940 [SKI IN FRANCE 1840 - 1940] E. John and B. Allen 2003 1st ed Paperback Fine
By: Allen, John, E. and B.
Price $9.99
- Item # OP5253-178
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
GREAT AMERICAN ROCK CLIMBS 1995 1st ed Paperback New Multiple Copies Available SIGNED by Richard DuMais
By: DuMais, Richard
Price $9.99 ~ Regular $30.00, You Save $20.01 (67%)
- Item # BK1792A-9176
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
VORTEX David Harris 1991 1st UK ed Hardcover DJ As New Multiple Copies Available
By: Harris, David
Price $4.99 ~ Regular $34.95, You Save $29.96 (86%)
- Item # BK598-6354
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
MOUNTAIN WEEPS [Scotland Climbs] Ian Mitchell 1997 1st ed New Paperback 3 Copies Available
By: Mitchell, Ian
Price $4.99 ~ Regular $30.00, You Save $25.01 (83%)
- Item # BK1054-8363
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
Sorry, we were unable find any similar items available by this author.


BOULDERING, BUILDERING AND CLIMBING THE SAN FRANCSICO BAY AREA Marc Jensen 1984 2nd ed Paperback Fine
By: Jensen, Marc
Price $4.99 ~ Regular $20.00, You Save $15.01 (75%)
- Item # GB3101-497
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
MOORLAND TRAMPING IN YORKSHIRE (NORTH AND EAST) Alfred J. Brown 1932 1st ed Hardcover No DJ Fine
By: Brown, Alfred J.
Price $9.99 ~ Regular $40.00, You Save $30.01 (75%)
- Item # GB5771-354
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
NEPAL MANDALA: NEPAL TRAVELLER'S GUIDE Richard Josephson and Rama Tiwari 1988 Paperback Near Fine-Fine Multiple Copies Available
By: Josephson, Richard and Rama Tiwari
Price $3.99 ~ Regular $9.95, You Save $5.96 (60%)
- Item # GB308-4804
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
THE DEEP SOUTH CLIMBER'S COMPANION Rob Robinson and Chris Watford 1993 1st ed Softcover Fine
By: Robinson, Rob and Chris Watford
Price $29.99 ~ Regular $40.00, You Save $10.01 (25%)
- Item # GB3131-407
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
GRAIANS WEST CLIMBER'S GUIDE BOOK: TARENTAISE & HAUTE MAURIENNE Collomb 1967
By: Collomb, Robin
Price $10.00
- Item # GB20
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
CLIMBER'S GUIDE TO GLACIER NATIONAL PARK MONTANA J Gordon Edwards 1966 rev ed Perect Dust J acket Very Fine
By: Edwards, J. Gordon
Price $35.00
- Item # GB783A-399
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
NEPAL: THE FAR WESTERN REGION - A TRAVELLING COMPANION FOR TRAVELLERS, TREKKERS & CLIMBERS M. Lindenfelser 1993 Paperback Fine Multiple Copies Available
By: Lindenfelser, M.
Price $4.99 ~ Regular $12.95, You Save $7.96 (61%)
- Item # GB309-4803
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
CLIMBER'S GUIDE TO THE OLYMPIC MOUNTAINS EDITION Olympic Mountain Rescue 1979 2nd edition 4 copies available
By: Olympic Mountain Rescue
Price $3.99
- Item # GB974A-3994
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
A TOPO GUIDE TO GRANITE MOUNTAIN: PRESCOTT ARIZONA Jim Waugh 1982 1st edition
By: Waugh, Jim
Price $35.00 ~ Regular $50.00, You Save $15.00 (30%)
- Item # GB159-478
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
TREKKING PEAKS OF NEPAL Bill O'Connor 1989 1st US ed Hardcover DJ Fine 2 Copies Available
By: O'Connor, Bill
Price $14.95 ~ Regular $24.95, You Save $10.00 (40%)
- Item # GB1129-5972
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart