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Published: 23 June 2016

480 Pages | 168 illustrations, 60 in color


ISBN: 9780190256517

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American Arcadia

California and the Classical Tradition

Peter J. Holliday

  • Provides a new way of understanding California's history
  • Filled with stories of both key and lesser known figures and ideas from America's past, including William Randolph Hearst, Scientology, the Getty Villa, and Andrew Carnegie
  • Appealingly interdisciplinary, with anecdotal histories of architecture, fine art, religion and cults, landscape architecture, sculpture, and popular history
  • Includes over 150 rarely seen photographs, drawings, and illustrations, covering California's earliest days through to the present