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Cypress Lawn: Guardian of California's Heritage

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A perceptively written and elegantly designed pictorial history of one of California's most enduring landmarks. This coffee table book features more than 400 photographs including portraits of legendary California figures and a visual demographic history of the Bay Area.

160 pages, Hardcover

First published January 1, 1996

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August 9, 2011
This is the most beautiful book on my list of cemetery books. Bound in silk, this collection of over 400 photographs examines the marble angels, architecture, foliage, stained glass, and history of the largest public cemetery in the San Francisco Bay Area. While the text reads like advertising copy, the photos are worth the expense. Many of them are shot using only natural light, which serves as the best travel enticement I can imagine.

I'm not sure this book is available anywhere other than from the graveyard itself. You can order it via their online store at http://www.webcemeteries.com/cypressl.... You should have a copy in your library.

This review originally appeared on Gothic.Net.
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