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This mural was done on La Brea between Venice and Pico.

What's UGLAR??

The Ulysses Guide to the Los Angeles River

One of the most appealing, insightful and well thought out books to come out in the last couple of years. It deals with the art and biology of the LA River. A true LA story and must have for any artist or environmentalist who resides in Los Angeles.


The culture of Los Angeles flows -- both figurative and quite literally -- through its central vein: The River. This book is borne from a fascination and love that precedes the attention that has shifted back to this flow. Fathered by the late Ulysses Zemanova and further nurtured by its co-authors/editors, The Ulysses Guide to the Los Angeles River (UGLAR) moves beyond the overexposed culture of graffiti and misunderstood world of scientific discovery. UGLAR wishes to bring to light the authors' interest, if only to spawn more within its readers.

UGLAR's first volume has two focuses: Biology and Art. Los Angeles-based artwork contributions from: Chaz Bojorquez, ZES, Jack Rudy, Chuey Quintanar, Steve Martinez, Gregg Stone, Robert Meinhardt, Chris Brand, SinerLTS, Evan Skrederstu, Rob Sato ... and more. Interviews with artists also included.

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