California, a Sketchbook

California, a Sketchbook

by Elisha Cooper
     
 

Artist and writer Elisha Cooper is new to California, which is why he traveled up and down the state to acquaint himself with it. Along the way he visited numerous locales and encountered dozens of characters that typify the diviersity and rich eccentricity that somehow only the Golden State can accommodate. With an observant eye, he made his way from Eureka to… See more details below

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Artist and writer Elisha Cooper is new to California, which is why he traveled up and down the state to acquaint himself with it. Along the way he visited numerous locales and encountered dozens of characters that typify the diviersity and rich eccentricity that somehow only the Golden State can accommodate. With an observant eye, he made his way from Eureka to Joshua Tree, Yosemite to Maverick's, spending time with farmers, firemen, water delivery people, and everyone in between.

Narrated in Cooper's memorably waggish prose, this sketchbook takes a surprisingly intimate look at the nation's most populous state fleshed out in an evocative, breezy wash of watercolor. Beyond Los Angeles and San Francisco, the two metropolises as different as night and day, California's byways and backroads are amply represened to provide a full detailed picture. For native and visitor alike, California is an idiosycratic tribute to the state that anchors the West and inspires dreamers from around the world.

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Illustrated in watercolor, this sketchbook takes an intimate look at California, with images and narration following Cooper up and down the state as he encounters surfers, Hollywood agents, firefighters, rappers, the Mayor of Oakland, archeologists, gardeners, and a host of other real-life characters. The book is organized by locale; in place of a table of contents, there is a map. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780811826976
Publisher:
Chronicle Books LLC
Publication date:
03/28/2000
Pages:
144
Product dimensions:
8.33(w) x 6.83(h) x 0.84(d)

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