visión de conjunto:Reseña del editor Los Angeles is a place that makes you thirsty. The dry air the hot sun the noir historyall leave us wanting a good strong drink in a dark and moody bar. Fitzgerald and Faulkner drank here so did Bukowski and Chandler. Oh and pretty much everyone else from Bugsy Siegel and Mickey Cohen to Cary Grant and Marilyn Monroe. Even Elvis bellied up to the bar in this town. Now it's your turn.Los Angeles Cocktails is more than a book; it's a photographic adventure that enables us to explore Los Angeles imbibe at the city's best bars and taste via cocktails the city's colorful history. To be published in 2017 by Sunset & Venice Los Angeles Cocktails features LA's most inspired watering holes. From landmarks such as Musso & Frank's where you're sure to get the perfect pour to today's incarnations of the classics hidden away behind secret doors. From authentic midcentury tiki bars to simulated speakeasies these spots offer well-made drinks and an inviting atmosphere. Whether the joint has history or invents it these are places that can't be found anywhere else and that capture a certain essence of the citybe it bitter sweet or sour.. NOTA: El libro no está en español sino en inglés. Biografía del autor Andrea Richards writes about cultural history forgotten philosophical systems and life in Los Angeles for a variety of organizations and publications such as the Believer BUST CicLAvia make/shift magazine and LA Weekly. She is a contributing writer to Los Angeles magazine and the author of the forthcoming book 500 Hidden Secrets of Los Angeles. Her first book Girl Director: A How-To Guide for the First-Time Flat-Broke Film and Video Maker was a celebration of women's history and DIY filmmaking that Kim Gordon called a true reminder of the possibilities. An avid fan of LA-based anything and an enthusiastic proponent of indie publishing Richards is proud to be part of the Narrated Objects collective.Born in 1968 Giovanni Simeone grew up to study photography in Milan Italy. In the early nineties he worked in Germany for a photo agency and traveled for almost three years around the world before moving to Paris to start shooting as an exclusively contracted photographer for Le Figaromagazine producing more than fifty stories for that publication. After this incredible experience Giovanni founded his photo agency Simephoto (www.simephoto.com) driving a group of 50 of among the best landscape and travel photographers in Europe. Giovanni's portfolio includes clients such as The National Geographic Traveler Le Figaro Outside Geo Germany Stern la Republicca The Sunday Times and The Guardian. In 2011 Giovanni founded a publishing house (www.simebooks.com) dedicated to creating books with new imagery and new atmospheres. His latest book Not Food for Old Men: A Mexican Culinary Adventure reached the top ten in four different categories on Amazon.com. Giovanni currently lives in Italy and Los Angeles; and just south of the latter he discovered a land where photographers have so far missed out on an ample supply of shooting opportunities: Baja California.Vincenzo Marianella is an Italian-renaissance barman and one of the most celebrated mixologists in America. Vincenzo worked at bars in New York and London before permanently relocating to Los Angeles in 2004. Before Vincenzo the cocktail scene in LA compared with New York and London was a sticky wasteland of sweet-and-sour mix triple sec and bottled lime juice. Then Vincenzo stepped behind the bar at Providence started using fresh herbs fruits and vegetables and changed everything. He then opened Copa d'Oro in Santa Monica and in 2006 launched his cocktail consulting business MyMixology. Vincenzo who believes he's not in the bar industry but the hospitality industry is best known for his versatility in cocktails from a simple gin and tonic to molecular mixology.