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Trousdale Estates

Midcentury to Modern in Beverly Hills

Published by Regan Arts.
Distributed by Simon & Schuster

About The Book

Filled with beautiful, vivid photographs, Trousdale is the definitive history of the architecture and design that defined both Beverly Hills and the ultimate American Dream.

Trousdale Estates is a 410-acre enclave of large, luxurious homes in Beverly Hills, California. Primarily developed in the 1950s and ’60s, it quickly became famous for its concentration of celebrity residents and the unrestrained extravagance of its midcentury modern architecture. Often working with unlimited budgets, these designers created sprawling, elegant backdrops for the ultimate expression of the American Dream in the mid-to-late twentieth century. In Trousdale, Price explores the architectural backgrounds, details, and floor plans of the amazing homes, giving readers an inside view of the world-famous Beverly Hills style. Lavish new photography is interspersed with archival and historic images, illustrating the glamour of Trousdale both then and now.

Some of the architects of Trousdale include Lloyd Wright, Wallace Neff, Paul R. Williams, Harold Levitt, and A. Quincy Jones.

About The Author

Steven M. Price is an author, producer, speaker, historian, and preservation consultant based in Palm Desert, California. A native Angeleno, Steven came of age in the 1960s and '70s, an especially golden time and place for the architecture and design style later to be known as Midcentury Modern.

After a twenty-year career in the entertainment industry, Steven decided to write a book on Trousdale Estates borne of his love of L.A. architecture. In the time the book took shape, he became a recognized authority on Midcentury Modern architecture and its preservation, making frequent appearances in print, online, radio, and documentaries on Trousdale Estates, Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, and Palm Springs architectural and preservation issues.

Steven served as a consultant on the City of Beverly Hills' 2014 Historical Resource Survey---the first conducted since 1986---and has briefed the Beverly Hills Cultural Heritage Commission on the architectural history and context of Trousdale Estates. In 2015, Steven joined the Board of the Palm Springs Preservation Foundation. His Palm Desert residence shares an architect with developer Paul Trousdales's own 1958 home in Trousdale Estates: Hollywood Regency godfather John Elgin Woolf.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Regan Arts. (January 10, 2017)
  • Length: 368 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781941393970

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