Weekend November 27-28, 1999
All you want to know about Orange County. Newport Beach resident offers
historical perspective about area in 100 page book. "Writing about Orange
County is fun because it's like writing about someone you know," Lansing
said. "illustrates the county's eclecticism through historic and current
information, photos, maps and recommendation guides. A wonderful book
worth spending time with for residents and visitors." Says Joyce Scherer.
one of many delightful photos from the premier edition of The County
of Orange, Center of Southern California. The book, called a "Visual
Monograph" - a documented pictorial account or description of a particular
subject - is a collection of images of Orange County's people, geography,
communities, and culture and illustrates how the County is Southern California's
heart. The book will expand your view of this diverse community and make
you feel great about choosing Orange County as the place you hang your
Los Angeles Times,
O.C. Business Plus, Heard on The Beat: Tourism (June 21, 2000) ""The
County of Orange," a coffee-table book designed as a souvenir or promotional
item, contains hundreds of photos illustrating the area's charms...among
the glossy shots of beaches, malls, golf courses, museums, art festivals,
theaters and theme parks, as well as in writer David Lansing's paeans
to the casual local lifestyle...can be previewed online" notes E. Scott
Reckard. "We're the heart and soul of everything people know about the
region," Maxsenti said. "With the exception of the film industry."
/ Orange County Visitor & Convention Bureau (Winter 2000)
more than 450 colorful photographs from 60 top commercial photographers,
The County of Orange, Center of Southern California, a new
book published by The Max Company of Newport Beach, is a fascinating guide
to the many attractions and sights Orange County has to offer. David Lansing,
a well known travel writer, has added his talent with informative and
interesting stories that make this book a must for travel planners, visitors
and residents who are proud of their home."
Harbor Area Chamber of Commerce (January 2000)
outstanding new book, The County of Orange, Center of Southern California,
has 100 pages of 462 colorful photographs from over 60 photographers,
highlighting the many different faces of Orange County. It looks at every
city in Orange County from Santa Ana to Laguna Beach and special spots
from Disneyland to Crystal Cove and every place in between.
a great gift for any occasion or the perfect addition for your own home
out the book yourself
you won't be disappointed."
The County of Orange, Center of Southern California clearly illustrates
the Southern California lifestyle. A beautiful coffee table visual monograph
which displays the beauty, depth, and diversity of the County of Orange
as never before. There are 462 gorgeous photographs from more than 60
top commercial photographers. 100 pages worth. But there is also a fascinating
text by David Lansing, travel author and writer for Sunset, National Geographic,
and the Times of Orange County. And unique maps of the County and its
position as the Center of Southern California. And vital statistics. And
a guide to county parks and beaches. And a list of recommended destinations.
And visitor information resources. And high-quality, state-of-the-art
From the Inside
Welcome to The County of Orange, Center of Southern California, premier
edition. This visual monograph (a documented pictorial account and/or
description of a particular subject) illustrates the County's position
as the heart of Southern California-both geographically and as the centerpiece
of the Southern California experience. It's designed to expand your own
images of this great County, while showcasing some of the community's
Local Color-gracious people and fine businesses-which represents a significant
part of the distinctive local experience. In this first edition, each
showcased recommendation can be easily found in the guide on pages 90
The County of Orange is a vast and diverse community. While giving you
a comprehensive overview of what it is to live here in the Center of Southern
California, we know there is much we have been unable to include. As we
continue with new editions, we look forward to evolving this monograph
to incorporate even more of this grand County's diversity and grandeur.
Your comments would be greatly appreciated. Please drop us a note via
fax, e-mail or snail mail with your observations and suggestions.
From the Back
Welcome to the
County of Orange, Center of Southern California Make a selection of over
460 photographs from more than 60 top commercial photographers; add text
by David Lansing, writer for Sunset, National Geographic, and the Times
of Orange County; produce with high-quality, state-of-the-art printing;
and assemble into a 100-page visual monograph that just might do justice
to the beauty and elements of the County of Orange. Now you can begin
your tour of new images and fond memories.
The County of Orange
is Disneyland and Knott's Berry Farm, Newport and Laguna Beach, Old Towne
Orange and Surf City, USA. The Matterhorn, Old West ghost town, Balboa
Fun Zone, The Register, mission ruins, ocean piers, luxury yachts, surfers--these
are all images that come readily to mind when you think of the Big Orange.
But the County of
Orange is also Little Saigon and the Santa Ana Arts District, Silverado
Canyon and Cook's Corner, historic Fullerton and the Bolsa Chica Ecological
Reserve. There are thousands of acres of wooded parklands, adobe houses
built before California was even a state, meadows bursting with wildflowers
and wildlife, and a President's birthplace.
The County of Orange,
Center of Southern California, takes you on a visual guide through one
of the most exciting, diverse metropolises in the world, a region with
a surprising array of natural beauty as well as a prosperous economic
powerhouse that makes its nearly 3 million residents some of the wealthiest
in the United States. As you turn the pages in this fresh look at the
heart of Southern California, you'll find many of the expected highlights.
But like those who have lived here for generations, you'll also find a
number of surprises with what some have called the greatest sociological
experiment in diversity in the nation.