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Venice, CA: A City State of Mind John OKane

Venice, CA: A City State of Mind

John OKane

Published July 4th 2013
ISBN : 9781626464001
Hardcover
240 pages
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This book is a reminiscence that celebrates Venice, Californias heyday as an alternative community and what survives from it in the present. Many wonder how much longer this citys creative state of mind can persist as gentrification threatens toMoreThis book is a reminiscence that celebrates Venice, Californias heyday as an alternative community and what survives from it in the present. Many wonder how much longer this citys creative state of mind can persist as gentrification threatens to transform this legendary bohemian Mecca into merely another beach resort for the propertied. The author discusses these threats, but finds in the consciousness of remaining alternative residents a spirit of resistance to these pressures.