California the Beautiful: Spirit and Place (Hardcover)
Spirit and Place
Welcome Books, 9781599620749, 159pp.
Publication Date: October 20, 2009
Land of innovation and opportunity, California is both dream and reality. California the Beautiful is a gift for all who have felt the lure of this dual promise and who have marveled at the unrivaled beauty of this quintessentially American land.
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Praise For California the Beautiful: Spirit and Place…
"Words shimmer and resonate in this book, which combines the photographs of the late Galen Rowell - a California native - With a panoply of quotes about the Golden State from an impressive array of writers. Rowell's landscapes are so vividly rich...that they work at this scale like dazzling jewels...[a] skillful blending of text and image."
"This collection of images shows off the Golden State’s most scenic vistas...the state’s diverse natural beauty is augmented with inspirational words from Maya Angelou, Joan Didion, John Muir and many more."
"Peter Beren edits this gorgeous collection...pairing some eighty-five images from the photographer Galen Rowell with the voices of some fifty California writers, from Maya Angelou to Ray Bradbury and Henry Miller. A lovely, keepsake editiion for any California collection."
"As a California native and former photographer and travel expert, I can truly say that the photographs in California the Beautiful are the next best things to being there."
--Rebecca Foree, author of Northern California Best Places