Gardens of Santa Barbara is full of local history and imagery. Twenty local artists, the Easton gallery and historians came together to produce this marvelous book on Santa Barbara and her gardens. The book weaves Santa Barbara history with changing perspectives of our outdoor spaces. Paintings and sketches appear on nearly every page alongside rich narratives, followed by a 63 page gallery of the project's paintings.
"The purpose of this is book is not to approach gardens as 'problems,' but rather to present them as finished compositions, portrayed from the viewpoints of twenty local plein-air landscape artists. Their paintings illustrate the undeniable appeal of the gardens of Santa Barbara as creations to look at." From the introduction by Sharon Crawford, page 15.