If you love the California coast and are dying for a nice coffee-table book celebrating its rugged beauty but can’t decide between photography or paintings, I’m here to make your decision harder. These two books capture our gorgeous coastline—one in beautiful photographs, the other in luminous paintings that span 100 years of the California Art Club. Like me, you may be hard-pressed to choose between the two!
An unprecedented book showcasing the California coast via the Pacific Coast Highway and beyond. As America stands to the rest of the world, so stands California to America—a shining promise of endless possibility. California is both dream and reality. Coastal California is for anyone who has felt the lure of a Pacific sunset. From the physical beauty of Monterey to the grandeur of Southern California, photographer Jake Rajs displays his skillful command of capturing the coastline and Pacific Ocean in every season and the land that is affected by it. Including such locations as Redwood National Park, Point Reyes National Seashore, Sausalito, Huntington Beach, Long Beach, and Pacific Palisades, Coastal California is sure to be the gift book of the year for those who feel the rush of the Pacific Coast Highway and those who just dream of it.
About the Author
Jake Rajs’s commercial assignments have taken him to exotic locations around the world and have led to publication in Life, Esquire, Omni, Travel + Leisure, GEO, Camera 35, and Reader’s Digest (in which he was voted Best American Photographer). His previous Rizzoli titles include Atlantic, These United States, America, Manhattan: An Island in Focus, and Cherry Blossoms.
"California’s coast is no hidden secret, of course, but Jake Rajs’ lavish book gives us a new appreciation of its hundreds of miles of grandeur. His 175 radiant photographs range from the wild, rocky shores of Mendocino to the sun-drenched beaches of San Diego." —San Francisco Chronicle
“Inspiring, transporting and just plain gorgeous coffee table book… Photographs capturing the stunning views and landscapes of the 840 miles of the California coast, from sandy summer beaches to rocky windswept cliffs." —Los Angeles Times