9780997593587-099759358X-Sun Seekers: The Cure of California (ATELIER EDITION)

Sun Seekers: The Cure of California (ATELIER EDITION)

ISBN-13: 9780997593587
ISBN-10: 099759358X
Edition: 1
Author: Kilston, Lyra
Publication date: 2019
Publisher: Atelier Éditions
Format: Paperback 192 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780997593587
ISBN-10: 099759358X
Edition: 1
Author: Kilston, Lyra
Publication date: 2019
Publisher: Atelier Éditions
Format: Paperback 192 pages

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Acknowledged authors Kilston, Lyra wrote Sun Seekers: The Cure of California (ATELIER EDITION) comprising 192 pages back in 2019. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 099759358X and 9780997593587. Since then Sun Seekers: The Cure of California (ATELIER EDITION) textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $ 4.04 or rent at the marketplace.

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Sunshine and nature: California as a beacon of better health

Since the mid-19th century, the idea of California has lured many waves of migrants. Here, writer and editor Lyra Kilston explores a less examined attraction: the region’s promise of better health. From ailing families seeking a miracle climate cure to iconoclasts and dropouts pursuing a remedy to societal corruption, the abundance of sunshine and untamed nature around the small but growing Los Angeles area offered them refuge and inspiration.

In the wild west of medical practice, eclectic nature-cure treatments gained popularity. The source for this trend can be traced to the mountains and cold-water springs of Europe, where early sanatoriums were built to offer the natural cures of sun, air, water and diet; this sanatorium architecture was exported to the West Coast from Central Europe, and began to impact other types of building.

Sun Seekers: The Cure of California constitutes the second volume of The Illustrated America (following 2016's Old Glory), Atelier Éditions’ ongoing series excavating America’s cultural past.

Lyra Kilston is a writer and editor focused on architecture, history, design and urbanism. Her work has appeared in Artforum, Los Angeles Review of Books, Time, Wired and Hyperallergic, among other publications. She was on the curatorial team of Overdrive: LA Constructs the Future, 1940–1990, exhibited at the J. Paul Getty Museum and the National Building Museum.

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