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Big Sur: The Making of a Prized California Landscape at the Lab!

Monday, January 29, 2018, 12:00 AM

The prized landscape is now 'made' the question always remain: Will it remain wild and rustic? Let's discuss! Big Sur: The Making of a Prized California Landscape by Shelley Alden Brooks A book signing and presentation by the author in collaboration with the Henry Miller Library.  Sunday, January 28 at 4PM at the Lab, 3728 The Barnyard, Suite G-23 in Carmel, above Carmel Valley Roasters. About the Book Big Sur’s prized coastline is also the product of the pioneering efforts of artists, residents, and Monterey County officials who forged a collaborative public/private preservation model for Big Sur that foreshadowed the shape of California coastal preservation in the twenty-first century. Big Sur’s well-preserved vistas and high-end real estate situate this coastline between American ideals of development and the wild. It is a space that challenges the way most Americans think of nature, of people’s relationship to nature, and of what in fact makes a place “wild.”  Why aren’t there more houses, turn-lanes, billboards, hotels, lights on at night, walkways down to the beaches, parking lots, interpretive signs, traffic lights, bathrooms, etc. in Big Sur? Will there be in the future?  You will find some answers to these and other important questions in Ms. Brooks’ book, which highlights today’s intricate and ambiguous intersections of class, the environment, and economic development through the lens of an iconic California landscape. Shelley Brooks works for the California History-Social Science Project and teaches twentieth-century U.S., California, and environmental history at the University of California, Davis.

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