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Arcana Books Hosts A Book Signing With Marc Appleton & Melba Levick
December 18, 2016 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
On Sunday, December 18th from 4 to 6 PM, please join Arcana: Books on the Arts for a book signing and celebration of Ranches: Home on the Range in California with author Marc Appleton and photographer Melba Levick.
The lure of the West has been strong in American history, representing the promise of beautiful, wild landscapes, broad vistas, clean air, and bright skies. On this magnificent land are the romantic and intriguing homes set in the idyllic landscapes of the great California ranches. From the one hundred and fifty year-old Rancho Camulos of “Ramona” fame to Jack London’s Beauty Ranch on the slopes of Sonoma Mountain to the working ranches of today, Ranches: Home on the Range in California presents an expression of a lifestyle steeped in self-sufficiency, love of the land, and lack of pretense. Arising from the tradition of the Mexican land-grant ranchos and the spread of Spanish Catholic missions, the ranches of California have a long and multifaceted history which is examined by author Marc Appleton – who himself can attest to the challenges and charms of ranch life. Located in dramatic landscapes of rolling hills, upon the sides of mountains, or in vast plains bordered by snow-capped mountains, the featured homes are exquisitely captured by renowned architectural photographer Melba Levick. At once a tribute to a historic form and a fading way of life, as well as a celebration of renewal, architectural beauty, and the romance of the West, this beautiful and authoritative book offers the reader an immersive experience of living on the land.