Southern California: A Guide for the Eyes
by Elisa Parhad
As one of the most storied regions of North America, Southern California is a captivating addition to the award-winning Guides for the Eyes series. From beaches and billboards to taco trucks and tract homes, the landscape and culture is familiar, but in many ways unknown and misunderstood. The swirl of activity in which Southern California was created—by a multiplicity of cultures, pioneering industries, and unforgettable personalities—has made for a sometimes fanciful, and always fascinating, history. This influential land at the end of the road has become, and likely will continue to be, a place of new beginnings, innovation, dreams, and aspiration, bringing countless contributions to our world.