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Southern California: A Guide for the Eyes Elisa Parhad

Southern California: A Guide for the Eyes

Elisa Parhad

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224 pages
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Visually focused, packed with cultural insight, and sized for portability, Guides for the Eyes celebrate the local traditions and visual vernacular that surround us. Operating at the intersection of art and anthropology, each edition in the seriesMoreVisually focused, packed with cultural insight, and sized for portability, Guides for the Eyes celebrate the local traditions and visual vernacular that surround us. Operating at the intersection of art and anthropology, each edition in the series explores place through 100 of the most notable features of a region. Vivid photography and informative text provide insight into the significance of each topic, covering regional architecture, design, flora, fauna, food, crafts, folklore, landscape, and other facets of local identityand style. Ranging from the obvious to the obscure, these distinguishing elements define a locale as somewhere as opposed to anywhere.As one of the most storied regions of North America, Southern California is a captivating addition to this award-winning series. From beaches and billboards to taco trucks and tract homes, the landscape andculture is familiar, but in many ways unknown and misunderstood. The swirl of activity in which Southern California was created—by a multiplicity of cultures, pioneering industries, and unforgettable personalities—has made for a sometimes fanciful, and always fascinating, history. This influential land at the end of the road has become, and likely will continue to be, a place of new beginnings, innovation, dreams, and aspiration, bringing countless contributions to our world.