“It’s a delightful pictoral tour of ‘California Mural Towns,’ highlighting public art from the 1930s to the present. Great stuff.”
“Historical, commemorative, beautiful, imaginative, quirky, and surprising are just a few of the adjectives that describe the contemporary mural art included in this art book and travel guide. . . . If you enjoy art or travel from your armchair, or if you want a new road trip on the West Coast, pick up this nifty book.”
—Maine Antique Digest
"This handsome guide...will appeal to anyone who loves and appreciates murals, no matter where they live."
“The book is an intriguing look into an incredible art form in which the real deals are only a car ride away.”
—Contra Costa Times
“This photo-rich art book is great for armchair travelers, art lovers and those wishing to travel the California back roads in search of small towns whose civic pride created murals featuring local history or scenic wonders. ...If you cannot make the trip to see these large impressive artworks, buy the book and enjoy it in the comfort of your favorite chair.”
“the perfect guide for an art trip in the Gold Rush state.”
"In all my years traveling around California, I have always loved seeing local communities celebrate themselves with murals. And now you can keep this book in your car and wherever you go, you will always know where to see a great mural."
—Huell Howser, producer and host of public television's California's Gold
"Large Art in Small Places unveils a pictorial travelogue of the pride and cultural heritage that fostered the development of quaint small towns in California. This book is a must-have for those who would embark on the adventure of discovering the 'Other California.'"
—Bill Drennen, cofounder of the California Public Art and Mural Society