Very California (Hardback)
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Very California (Hardback)

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Hardback 160 Pages / Published: 30/11/2001
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Artist Diana Gessler captures the colour and character of America's third largest and most populous state. In lively watercolours, sketches, and stories, Gessler shares her adventures on the road, driving from north to south - Sonoma to San Diego and beyond. She and her husband, Paul (designated driver and food lover), stop when curiosity or hunger seizes them. With pen and brush, Gessler works on the spot, bringing to life the cities, towns, and countrysides as well as the details that make them special. Very California is organised by region, and each chapter opens with a map and driving route of the area. Peppered throughout are amusing tidbits about all the things that make California so very California. Diana Gessler has created a memento for tourists and an enchanting book for those who appreciate the pleasures of the West Coast.

Publisher: Workman Publishing
ISBN: 9781565122857
Number of pages: 160
Weight: 318 g
Dimensions: 178 x 127 x 21 mm


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"A charmingly illustrated photo album of sorts ... a highly personal catalog of sights and sounds and emotions."
Cobblestone streets leading to perfectly preserved historic homes. Intricate wrought-iron gates opening to lush, fragrant gardens. A skyline of steeples and a river harbor bustling with schooners and sailboats. Charleston is one of America's most charming cities. In vibrant watercolors and detailed sketches, artist Diana Gessler captures the beauty and riches that make Charleston so unique: White Point Gardens, the Spoleto Festival, Rainbow Row, Waterfront Park, Fort Moultrie, the beaches of Sullivan's Island, sumptuous Lowcountry cuisine, and handmade sweetgrass baskets. Full of fascinating details--on everything from the art of early entertaining, the city's inspired architectural and garden designs, and George Washington's Southern tour to famous Charlestonians and the flags of Sumter-- Very Charleston celebrates the city, the Lowcountry, the people, and our history. Hand-lettered and full color throughout, Very Charleston includes maps, an index, and a handy appendix of sites. With her cheerful illustrations and love for discovering little-known facts, Diana Gessler has created both an entertaining guide and an irresistible keepsake for visitors and Charlestonians alike.

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