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California Light 1900 1930

Author : Patricia Trenton
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California Light 1900 1930

Author : Patricia Trenton
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Palette of Light

Author : Irvine Museum
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The Influence of Weather on Crops 1900 1930

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American Arcadia

Author : Peter J. Holliday
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A vivid and engaging exploration of California's debt to the ancient world Discussing the influence of the classics on America is nothing new; indeed, classical antiquity could be considered second only to Christianity as a force in modeling America's national identity. What has never been explored until now is how, from the beginning, Californians in particular chose to visually and culturally craft their new world using the rhetoric of classical antiquity. Through a lively exploration of material culture, literature, and architecture, American Arcadia offers a tour through California's development as a Mediterranean haven from the late nineteenth century to the present. In its earliest days, California was touted as the last opportunity for alienated Yankees to establish the refined gentleman-farmer culture envisioned by Jefferson and build new cities free of the filth and corruption of those they left back East. Through architecture and landscape design Californians fashioned an Arcadian setting evocative of ancient Greece and Rome.Later, as Arcadia gave way to urban sprawl, entire city plans were drafted to conjure classical antiquity, self-styled villas dotted the hills, and utopian communities began to shape the state's social atmosphere. Art historian Peter J. Holliday traces the classical influence primarily through the evidence of material culture, yet the book emphasizes the stories and people, famous and forgotten, behind the works, such as Florence Yoch, the renowned landscape designer and set designer for Gone with the Wind, and "Sister Aimee" Semple McPherson, the most publicized Christian evangelist of her day, whose sermons filled the Pantheon-like Angelus Temple. Telling stories from the creation of the famed aqueducts that turned the semi-arid landscape to a cornucopia of almonds, alfalfa, and oranges to the birth of the body-sculpting movement, American Arcadia offers readers a new way of seeing our past and ourselves.

Choosing to Care

Author : Kyle E. Ciani
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In Choosing to Care, Kyle E. Ciani examines the long history of interactions between parents and social reformers from diverse backgrounds in the development of social welfare programs, particularly childcare, in San Diego, California. Ciani explores how a variety of people—from destitute parents and tired guardians to benevolent advocates and professional social workers—connected over childcare concerns in a city that experienced tremendous demographic changes caused by urbanization, immigration, and the growth of a local U.S. military infrastructure from 1850 to 1950. Choosing to Care examines four significant areas where San Diego’s programs were distinct from, and contributed to, the national childcare agenda: the importance of the transnational U.S.–Mexico border relationship in creating effective childcare programs; the development of vocational education to curtail juvenile delinquency; the promotion of nursery school education; and the advancement of an emergency daycare program during the Great Depression and World War II. Ciani shows how children from families in unstable situations, especially children from Native American, Asian, Mexican-descent, African American, and impoverished Anglo families, challenged a social reform system that defined care as both social control and behavioral regulation. Choosing to Care incorporates a broader definition of childcare to include efforts by governmental and organizational bodies and persons to maintain and nurture the physical, mental, and social health and development of minors when parents and guardians cannot do so. It offers a more complex understanding of how multiple avenues and resources established social welfare in San Diego and other West Coast cities.

Bohemian Los Angeles

Author : Daniel Hurewitz
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Historian Hurewitz brings to life a vibrant and all-but-forgotten milieu of artists, leftists, and gay men and women whose story played out over the first half of the twentieth century and continues to shape the entire American landscape. In a hidden corner of Los Angeles, the personal first became the political, the nation's first enduring gay rights movement emerged, and the broad spectrum of what we now think of as identity politics was born. Portraying life over more than forty years in the hilly enclave of Edendale (now part of Silver Lake), Hurewitz considers the work of painters and printmakers, looks inside the Communist Party's intimate cultural scene, and examines the social world of gay men. He discovers why and how these communities, inspiring both one another and the city as a whole, transformed American notions of political identity with their ideas about self-expression, political engagement, and race relations.--From publisher description.

Caring for Place

Author : E N Anderson
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How can cultural forms motivate people to care about their environment? While important scientific data about ecosystems is mushrooming, E. N. Anderson argues in this powerful new book that putting effective conservation into practice depends primarily on social solidarity and emotional factors. Marshaling decades of research on cultures across several continents, he shows how societies have been more or less successful in sustainably managing their environments based on collective engagements such as religion, art, song, myth, and story. This provocative and deeply felt book by a leading writer and scholar in human ecology and anthropology will be read and debated widely for years to come.

Holding Patterns

Author : Peter H. Gordon
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A Painter s Paradise

Author : Gloria Rexford Martin
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Impressionist Palette

Author : Gai Perry
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Impressionist Palette, the follow-up to Gai Perry's highly successful Impressionist Quilts, expands your horizons for interpreting nature's landscapes into pictoral quilts with an Impressionist flair. Gai's original technique, which plces squares on point, softens fabric edges and gently blends color - furthering the illusion of viewing a real painting. Learn how to select the right additions to your fabric palette and embellish your Impressionist Landscape quilt with patch applique and highlight painting. Find your personal palette using Gai's color enrichment concept. Instructions for six new projects are included, as well as beautiful photographs showcasing the work of Gai and some of her fellow "fabric gardeners." The versatile technique and design principles are simple enough for beginners to understand, while also presenting continuing challenges for experienced quiltmakers.

Reading California

Author : Stephanie Barron
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This collection of essays written by a stellar cast of art historians and scholars looks closely at the forces that shaped fine art and material culture in California. Illustrations.

Monet s Giverny

Author : William H. Gerdts
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Impressionist paintings, vintage postcards, and photographs complement this chronicle of the history of the artists' colony at Giverny

The Artistry of William Matthews

Author : William Matthews
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Art of California

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Paperbound Books in Print

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Masters of Light

Author : Jean Stern
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Small Press

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Documents on the Life and Art of William Wendt 1865 1946 California s Painter Laureate of the Paysage Moralis

Author : John Alan Walker
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Research on Women and Gender

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