Beautiful images. The thing I like most about this book is it photographs a number of different elements; the city, landscapes, areas, iconic buildings, etc. Another well known L.A. photography book "Los Angeles Deluxe" while beautiful and also fantastic, does tend to focus more on architecture and shots of buildings. While there are some beautiful buildings in L.A., "Looking at Los Angeles" covers everything from famous shots of the landscapes, beaches, mountains, as well as the buildings and iconic tourist destinations of the city.
The images themselves are also of the highest quality (I have to wash my hands everytime I pick this book up to read it! It is so glossy and given the quality of the images I couldn't bear to have any stains even on the edges!) This book really is a labour of love for all those who participated in its creation.
The only minor negative I would note is in agreement with one of the reviewers below who note that you do have to turn to the back of the book every page to see where/when the photo was taken (at the index - the image descriptions are not contained together with the images but rather in the last few pages of this very large book). Given 'Looking at Los Angeles' is indeed a large/heavy book, this can be a little cumbersome sometimes. Then again, on the other hand the images are so beautiful that to have a brand 'new' page after every image to introduce a description of the next one would have probably disrupted the flow and beauty of the images so, not really a negative but just a point to note.
4.5 stars for me and highly recommended.