California's Wild Edge: The Coast In Poetry, Prints, And History
California's Wild Edge: The Coast in Poetry, Prints, and History
California Book Award Gold Medal Winner—now in paperback
This volume captures the beauty of the California coast from Mendocino, Point Reyes, and the San Francisco Bay down through Carmel, Big Sur, Santa Barbara, and Santa Monica. Woodcut artist Tom Killion's prints combine exquisite color with dynamic composition to portray the coast's ever-changing moods and diverse formations. Deepening our experience are poetry and prose from Gary Snyder, as well as selections from Native Californian traditional stories, accounts of travelers, and poems by Robert Hass, Jaime de Angulo, and Jane Hirshfield.
“Tom Killion is a California treasure. No other artist knows the state's wild landscapes more intimately, or captures them more faithfully. His exquisite woodcuts combine a walker's inch-by-inch knowledge of the terrain with a compositional sense as dramatic and unerring as that of the great Japanese masters Hokusai and Hiroshige. But Killion isn't only a wonderful artist, he's also a first-rate writer, and both those qualities are showcased in his marvelous new book, California's Wild Edge. Killion says that the book is 'about finding the song of the California coast,' and the combination of his graceful...