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The early settlers dubbed California The Golden State, and The Land of Milk and Honey. Today there are the obvious ironies–sprawl, spaghetti junctions and skid row–but the place is not so easily distilled or visualized, either as a clichéd paradise or as its demise. There's a strange kind of harmony when it's all seen together–the sublime, the psychedelic, the self-destructive. Like all places, it's unpredictable and contradictory, but to greater extremes. Cultures and histories coexist, the beautiful sits next to the ugly, the redemptive next to the despairing, and all under a strange and singular light, as transcendent as it is harsh. The pictures in this book begin in the desert east of Los Angeles and move west through the city, ending at the Pacific. This general westward movement alludes to a thirst for water, as well as the original expansion of America, which was born in the East and which hungrily drove itself West until reaching the Pacific, thereby fulfilling its "manifest" destiny.

Signed by Gregory Halpern

  • Signed by Gregory Halpern
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Publisher: MACK
  • Publication Year: 2016
  • Size: 9.5 x 11.5 inches (24 x 29 cm)
  • ISBN: 978 19 10164 891

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The early settlers dubbed California The Golden State, and The Land of Milk and Honey. Today there are the obvious ironies–sprawl, spaghetti junctions and skid row–but the place is not so easily distilled or visualized, either as a clichéd paradise or as its demise. ...


The early settlers dubbed California The Golden State, and The Land of Milk and Honey. Today there are the obvious ironies–sprawl, spaghetti junctions and skid row–but the place is not so easily distilled or visualized, either as a clichéd paradise or as its demise. There's a strange kind of harmony when it's all seen together–the sublime, the psychedelic, the self-destructive. Like all places, it's unpredictable and contradictory, but to greater extremes. Cultures and histories coexist, the beautiful sits next to the ugly, the redemptive next to the despairing, and all under a strange and singular light, as transcendent as it is harsh. The pictures in this book begin in the desert east of Los Angeles and move west through the city, ending at the Pacific. This general westward movement alludes to a thirst for water, as well as the original expansion of America, which was born in the East and which hungrily drove itself West until reaching the Pacific, thereby fulfilling its "manifest" destiny.

Signed by Gregory Halpern

  • Signed by Gregory Halpern
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Publisher: MACK
  • Publication Year: 2016
  • Size: 9.5 x 11.5 inches (24 x 29 cm)
  • ISBN: 978 19 10164 891

The Magnum Shop usually ships orders at least three times a week, on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. To calculate shipping please go to your Cart.

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If you prefer a different shipping method or an alternative shipping company, please email shop@magnumphotos.com. All shipments are insured.