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San Francisco: Intellect and Passion

Ken Auster San Francisco: Intellect and Passion

California impressionist painter Ken Auster has created a stunningly fresh and vibrant collection of oil paintings of his favorite city, San Francisco, powerfully conveying the colorful vibrancy of that great city.


Wonders of the Sea, Volume Two
Marine Jewels of Southern California's Coast and Islands

Marc Shargel Wonders of the Sea Volume Two: Marine Jewels of Southern California's Coast and Islands

Takes readers on a visual voyage beneath the ocean to discover marine life from Santa Barbara to San Diego and offshore to all eight of the Channel Islands.


Wonders of the Sea, Volume Three
Hidden Treasures of California's Far North Coast

Marc Shargel Wonders of the Sea Volume Three: Hidden Treasures of California's Far North Coast

Takes readers on a visual voyage beneath the ocean to discover marine life from the Oregon Border to Point Arena, near Mendocino. The book reveals an array of marine life seen by few.


Days of Grace
California Artist Grace Hudson in Hawaii

Karen Holmes & Sherrie Smith-Ferri Days of Grace; California Artist Grace Hudson in Hawaii

Painter Grace Carpenter Hudson (1865-1937) is best remembered for her lifelike portraits of the Pomo Indian peoples of northern California. Less known and studied are the works she produced in 1901 in Hawaii. This book studies those works, and provides historical and biographical background.


Mark Twain Playing Cards
55 Quotes by Mark Twain

Prospero Art, Illustrations by Jan Padover Mark Twain Playing Cards

Twain's characters spring to life in this colorful deck of cards. The cards feature watercolored pen and ink drawings of many of the memorable American characters he created.


Chickens Playing Cards
55 Vintage Illustrations

Prospero Art Chickens Playing Cards

This amusing deck features classic illustrations of chickens from old note cards. Includes 35 varieties of birds plus plenty of adorable chicks.


Toker Playing Cards
Every Card a Work of High Art

Prospero Art Toker Playing Cards

Now that pot is legal in California and Colorado, and decriminalized in many other states, it’s time to celebrate/mock (choose one) High Culture. Do so with the colorful and high camp Toker Playing Cards. They have illustrations on every card that tokers and non-tokers alike will find amusing, with some images downright hilarious.


Posada Playing Cards
Every Card a Work of Art

Prospero Art Posada Playing Cards

Celebrates the distinctive art of Jose Guadalupe Posada (1852-1913), the Mexican political artist whose work has influenced many with its satirical use of skulls and bones to make political and cultural critiques.


Wild Birds of California

David Lukas Wild Birds of California

California is a great place for wild birds and the people who enjoy watching them! Over 600 bird species inhabit, migrate, or visit here. This lavishly photographed volume features usual and unusual birds in their wildland homes throughout California.


Reefs and Rain Forests
The Natural Heritage of Malaysian Borneo

Text and Photographs by Murray S. Kaufman Reefs and Rain Forests—The Natural Heritage of Malaysian Borneo

This gorgeous book presents a graceful and poignant essay about, and spectacular color photographs of, the two most important and endangered ecosystems on Earth.


Old Testament Playing Cards

Prospero Art Old Testament Playing Cards

You will find a bible quote on every card, all carefully selected from the Old Testament. Face cards include images from classic art.


Olaf Palm
A Life in Art

Composed, Compiled, and Edited by Irene D. Thomas Olaf Palm: A Life in Art

This compelling memoir provides a moving introduction to this extraordinarily versatile and prolific artist. Included are numerous examples of his exquisite paintings of artists, craftspeople and musicians at work; Europe; Western art of cowboys and Indians; and his works of fantasy.


The Painter Lady
Grace Carpenter Hudson

Searles R. Boynton The Painter Lady

This hardbound coffee table style book chronicles the life of Grace Carpenter Hudson (1865-1937), the acclaimed artist famous for her images of the Pomo people.


Circles of Life
Katsina Imagery on Hopi Wicker Basketry

Judith W. Finger and Andrew D. Finger Circles of Life; Katsina Imagery on Hopi Wicker Basketry

The Hopi people are well known for their skill and artistry in creating ceramics, jewelry, and most especially, katsina dolls, but this is the first book to detail the basketry art.


Nutcracker Ballet Playing Cards

Prospero Art Nutcracker Ballet Playing Cards

The cards feature evocative portraits of all the major Nutcracker characters: Fritz, Drosselmeyer, the Mouse King, the Snow Queen, the Snow King, the Sugar Plum Fairy, the Dew Drop Queen, the Dancing Bear, and the other colorful characters from Tchaikovsky's most memorable ballet.


Wagner’s Ring Playing Cards
Ring of the Nibelungen

with 55 color illustrations by Arthur Rackham Wagner’s Ring Playing Cards

Each of the 55 cards in the deck has a full size Rackham illustration of this Wagner work, with captions describing the characters and scene, such as "Siegfried crosses the fire and reaches Brunhilde,"


Mono Lake:
Mirror of Imagination

Dennis Flaherty
Introductory Essay by Mark A. Schlenz Mono Lake: Mirror of Imagination

This fine photographic essay portrays in colorful grandeur eastern California 's unique inland sea, now protected as a National Scenic Area, and the gorgeous Sierra landscape that overlooks it.


America's Vanishing Landscapes
The Western States

Photography and text by Wayne Williams
Preface by Andy Lipkis, founder of Tree People America's Vanishing Landscapes—The Western States

Heroic images in vivid color depict some of the greatest of the West's natural landscapes: mountains, rivers, deserts, forests, lakes and coastlines. Williams has spent the last ten years exploring and shooting wilderness landscapes.


Alaska Light
Ideas and Images from a Northern Land

Essays & Photographs by Kim Heacox Alaska Light; Ideas and Images from a Northern Land

Gorgeous book paints a mosaic of Alaska's diverse landscapes and wildlife, from the Arctic Slope to the Inside Passage, from glaciers and grizzlies to sled dogs and caribou herds.


Dassonville
California Photographer (1879-1957)

Peter Palmquist; Researched and edited by Susan Herzig and Paul Hertzmann Dassonville--California Photographer (1879-1957)

This beautiful book is the first about an influential, superb California photographer widely published in his day and the winner of numerous prizes and honors.


Artist‘s Choice
The Photographs of Rod Dresser

Photographs and text by Rod Dresser, Introduction by Dale Stulz Artist’s Choice—The Photographs of Rod Dresser

Rod Dresser, one of Ansel Adams’ last students, is acclaimed for the remarkable quality of his prints and for his perceptive and popular workshops. This volume, includes a diverse range of landscape, architectural, still life and figure studies.