Art

All of Us or None: Social Justice Posters of the San Francisco Bay Area

This long-awaited catalog of political posters pays homage to an influential and populist art movement that has created some of the most enduring imagery of our time. In All of Us or None, author Lincoln Cushing examines key selections from a remarkable archive of over 24,000 posters amassed by free speech movement activist, author, and […]

All the Saints of the City of the Angels: Seeking the Soul of L.A. on Its Streets

One fateful afternoon in August of 2000, J. Michael Walker began to notice how many L.A. streets began with the letter “S.” Upon further inspection, he discovered that something else was repeating itself: they were all named for saints! Thus began Walker’s quest to find and document every “saint-street” in L.A. Who named these streets […]

Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-59714-075-1
Price: $35.00

At Work: The Art of California Labor

At Work: The Art of California Labor delivers a powerful examination of labor history in California since the turn of the twentieth century. This is a visual journey that follows early events and conditions, from the rise of statewide organized labor to the changing demographics of the wartime workforce; from the zenith of the California […]

Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-890771-67-6
Price: $35.00

Bear in Mind: The California Grizzly

Bear in Mind is the story of the California grizzly bear. Once arguably the most powerful and terrifying animal in the California landscape, he now lives in the imagination, a disembodied symbol of the romantic West. Bear in Mind is also a portal into one of California’s great resources, the Bancroft Library of the University […]

Hardcover, ISBN: 978-1-890771-70-6
Price: $49.50

Beyond Words: 200 Years of Illustrated Diaries

In the age before cameras, the skill of illustration—like that of piano playing, good penmanship, and journaling—was frequently the mark of an educated person. Whereas the written word alone can adequately record the details of one’s life, enhancing that with illustration adds yet another texture to the story, resulting in works that both intrigue the […]

Hardcover, ISBN: 978-1-59714-164-2
Price: $45.00

California’s Wild Edge: The Coast in Prints, Poetry, and History

Winner of the NCIBA Book of the Year Award (Regional Interest) Winner of the 2016 Northern California Book Reviewers Recognition Award This new volume captures the beauty of the California coast from Mendocino, Point Reyes, and the San Francisco Bay down through Carmel, Big Sur, Santa Barbara, and Santa Monica. Woodcut artist Tom Killion’s prints […]

Hardcover, ISBN: 978-1-59714-299-1
Price: $50.00
Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-59714-365-3
Price: $25.00

Cityscapes: San Francisco and Its Buildings

Buildings in cities are remarkable things: they provide not only shelter but touchstones of reference and recall, a language that shapes our sense of place as well as the skyline. In sparkling prose and with full-color photography, Cityscapes looks at fifty buildings that convey a distinct slice of San Francisco. These are the buildings that […]

Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-59714-154-3
Price: $14.95

Dark Metropolis: Irving Norman’s Social Surrealism

Unmasking the realities of human nature and the contemporary society in which we live, Irving Norman aimed only “to tell the truth of our time.” Norman’s massive canvases abound with teeming figures, drone-like and mechanical in their repetition, yet stubbornly and hauntingly human. The combination of jewel-tone colors, transcendent messages, and technical virtuosity make his […]

Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-59714-041-6
Price: $35.00

Essential Art: Native Basketry from the California Indian Heritage Center

Join Brian Bibby, a longtime scholar of Native California culture and history, as he walks us through the basketry collection of the California Indian Heritage Center. This selection from more than three thousand pieces explores a world of weavers and collectors, with samples of historical baskets for winnowing, sifting, cooking, and seed gathering; baskets as […]

Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-59714-169-7
Price: $24.95

The Fine Art of California Indian Basketry

After a search through private collections and public museums throughout the country, over sixty stunning examples of California Indian basketry were assembled for this book—some almost two hundred years old, some made within the last few decades. Commenting upon each basket are native basket weavers, California Indian artists in other media, and scholars. Together they […]

Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-59714-249-6
Price: $24.95

The High Sierra of California

The High Sierra of California is a brilliant tribute to the bold, jagged peaks that have inspired generations of naturalists, artists, and writers. Using traditional Japanese and European woodcut techniques, Killion has created stunning visual images of the Sierra that focus on the backcountry above nine thousand feet, accessible only on foot. Accompanying these riveting […]

Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-890771-99-7
Price: $25.00
Hardcover, ISBN: 978-1-890771-51-5
Price: $50.00

Indian Cradles of California and the Western Great Basin

This book presents a thorough survey of cradles, cradleboards, and cradle baskets from thirty-one tribes across California. Farmer visited public and private museums, private collections, and auction houses to document the characteristics of these sturdy and lovingly constructed baby baskets from cultures as diverse as the Klamath River, the eastern Sierra Nevada, and Baja. Full-color […]

Hardcover, ISBN: 978-0-9761492-3-1
Price: $29.95

The Laws Guide to Drawing Birds

John Muir Laws’s guide to drawing birds is itself winged, soaring between a devotion not only to art but also to the lives, forms, and postures of the birds themselves. Here, artistic technique and the exquisite details of natural history intertwine, and drawing becomes the vehicle for seeing. As Laws writes, “To draw feathers, you must […]

Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-59714-195-6
Price: $24.95

The Laws Guide to Nature Drawing and Journaling

A potent combination of art, science, and boundless enthusiasm, the latest art instruction book from John Muir Laws (The Laws Guide to Drawing Birds) is a how-to guide for becoming a better artist and a more attentive naturalist. In straightforward text complemented by step-by-step illustrations, dozens of exercises lead the hand and mind through creating […]

Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-59714-315-8
Price: $35.00

The Laws Sketchbook for Nature Journaling

Created with the beginning nature journalist in mind, The Laws Sketchbook for Nature Journaling hardcover blank journal is the perfect starting point for anyone interested in the practice and joy of getting out, observing, and recording nature. Including tips, advice, and practical information from master nature journalist John Muir Laws—from what makes up a well-stocked nature […]

Hardcover, ISBN: 978-1-59714-345-5
Price: $20.00

Looking at Art, the Art of Looking

In museums across the world, Richard Nagler stationed himself in front of his chosen piece of art, waiting for someone to come along and complete it. The serendipitous, unstaged encounters between art and individuals documented in Looking at Art are the results of that patience. At first, the egalitarian relationship between person and artwork seems […]

Hardcover, ISBN: 978-1-59714-268-7
Price: $45.00
Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-59714-266-3
Price: $25.00

The Mission

Dick Evans captures the pulse of life in the Mission District, the San Francisco neighborhood known for its murals and Latin American culture—and more recently for its rapid gentrification. Intimate, colorful images depict a place filled with diverse residents, stately Victorian houses, hand-painted store signs, Carnaval dancers, Día de los Muertos celebrants, political activists, and […]

Hardcover, ISBN: 978-159714-360-8     available April 2017

Panamint Shoshone Basketry: An American Art Form

The Panamint, or the Koso, numbered only two or three hundred and lived in California’s Death Valley through the early history of the state. Panamint Shoshone Basketry is the product of years of Slater’s research on an art largely ignored in the fields of art history and cultural studies. Before the creation of this book, […]

Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-890771-89-8
Price: $25.00

Quirky Berkeley

When it comes to landscaping, why stop at plastic flamingos? Based on Tom Dalzell’s blog of the same name, Quirky Berkeley pays tribute to the boldly imaginative artwork on display in front of, on top of, and engulfing residents’ houses all over the city. With full-color photographs and a pithy wit, Dalzell shares his discoveries […]

Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-59714-359-2
Price: $15.00

Rick Bartow: Things You Know But Cannot Explain

Over forty years and across a variety of media, artist Rick Bartow has created a powerful body of work. His representations of humans, animals, hybrid creatures, and shadowy figures display such exquisite beauty or grotesque absurdity—sometimes both at once—that a viewer cannot help being pulled into the artist’s world. The experience can be whimsical and […]

Paperback, with flaps, ISBN: 978-0-9903533-3-1
Price: $35.00

Room to Breathe: The Wild Heart of the San Francisco Peninsula

With San Francisco and “Silicon Valley” just down the road, the hills and valleys of the San Francisco Peninsula would have been teeming with residential development had it not been for a group of visionaries who forty years ago created the Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District*. More than two hundred miles of trails bring hikers, […]

Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-59714-199-4
Price: $24.95

Saltscapes: The Kite Aerial Photography of Cris Benton

On approach to SFO, a passenger glancing out the window will see the vivid patchwork of the South Bay’s salt evaporation ponds. After a century of industrial salt production, over ten thousand acres of this once vast marshland are now being restored to their natural state. Using a kite to fly a radio-controlled camera to […]

Hardcover, ISBN: 978-1-59714-247-2
Price: $50.00

Sam Maloof: 36 Views of a Master Woodworker

Finalist for the Glenn Goldman Award for Art, Architecture, and Photography, Southern California Independent Booksellers Association The first craftsman to receive a MacArthur Foundation “genius” grant, a man whom his friend and fellow furniture maker Jimmy Carter called “the best woodworker that ever lived,” Sam Maloof was one of the great masters of midcentury modernism. […]

Hardcover, ISBN: 978-1-59714-333-2
Price: $20.00

Scrape the Willow until It Sings: The Words and Work of Basket Maker Julia Parker

Julia Parker, Coast Miwok-Kashaya Pomo basket maker, carries the stories of baskets in her hands. A prolific artist, teacher, and storyteller, she makes baskets that carry the stories of an older California, of bracken fern patch and sedge bed, of all the Native women through the generations who gathered willow together. But this book isn’t […]

Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-59714-226-7
Price: $35.00

She Sang Me a Good Luck Song: The California Indian Photographs of Dugan Aguilar

Dugan Aguilar (Mountain Maidu/Pit River/Walker River Paiute), a man of few words, speaks his heart through his photography. With nature’s light and a camera, he creates images of indigenous California people, photographs that embody the depth of their subjects’ beauty, strength, and humor. His portraits of people, places, and ceremonies combine the intimacy of family […]

Paperback, with flaps, ISBN: 978-1-59714-300-4
Price: $35.00

Soul Calling: A Photographic Journey through the Hmong Diaspora

The result of five years of courageous and heartfelt commitment, Soul Calling opens our eyes to the beauty, resilience and daily lives of the Hmong people, so recently displaced from their traditional homeland by the traumas of the Vietnam War. From the rice harvests and funerals of remote Hmong villages in the mountains of Laos […]

Hardcover, ISBN: 978-1-59714-168-0
Price: $30.00

Southern California Luiseño Baskets: A Study of Seventy-Six Luiseño Baskets in the Riverside Municipal Museum Collection

Seventy-six baskets show off the skill and sophistication of Southern Luiseño and Soboba basket weavers and beauty of their art. Farmer comments upon each basket’s material composition; its pattern motif, whether subtle or stunningly intricate; and its probable use, such as for cooking, winnowing chaff from seeds, or playing dice games. A thorough introduction to […]

Hardcover, ISBN: 978-0-97614-921-7
Price: $25.00

Tamalpais Walking: Poetry, History, and Prints

2010 NCIBA Book of the Year Award Winner In a new collaboration by the authors of the bestselling The High Sierra of California, readers are introduced to the unique mountain overlooking San Francisco Bay. A source of story and myth since time began, Mt. Tamalpais has inspired conservationists, trail builders, botanists, artists, and poets for […]

Hardcover, ISBN: 978-1-59714-097-3
Price: $50.00
Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-59714-259-5
Price: $25.00

The Tom Killion Gift Box

Paperback editions of Tom Killion and Gary Snyder’s award-winning books The High Sierra of California, Tamalpais Walking: Poetry, History, and Prints, and California’s Wild Edge: The Coast in Prints, Poetry, and History are available in one deluxe box set edition featuring Tom Killion’s gorgeous artwork.   Praise for The High Sierra of California: Winner, California […]

Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-59714-354-7
Price: $75.00

The Tom Killion Gift Collection

Heyday is proud to announce all-new gift sets of the work of renowned and beloved California printmaker, Tom Killion, featuring four never-before-published boxed note card sets and a collector’s gift box set of all three of Killion’s wildly popular collaborations with Gary Snyder—The High Sierra of California, Tamalpais Walking, and California’s Wild Edge. Blank Note Cards Now […]

Topaz Moon: Chiura Obata’s Art of the Internment

Chiura Obata was one of more than 100,000 Japanese Americans forcefully relocated from their homes, work, and communities to the stark barracks of desert internment camps during World War II. As an artist faithfully recording the world around him, Obata’s work from this period gives us a view into the camps that is at once […]

Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-890771-26-3
Price: $22.50

Under Spring: Voices + Art + Los Angeles

The winner of the first CHS Book Award reimagines what a history book can be, and it tells a story all California needs to hear in order to understand itself. Beneath Los Angeles’s North Spring Street bridge, a deteriorated concrete landscape was used for years as a homeless encampment and a buffer zone between gang territories. […]

Paperback, with flaps, ISBN: 978-1-59714-295-3
Price: $20.00

Vintage: California Wine Labels of the 1930s

Two new books, Vintage: California Wine Labels of the 1930s and Well Aged: California Whiskey and Spirits Labels of the 1930s, illuminate a near-forgotten artisanal legacy tucked among the archives of the California Historical Society’s Kemble Collections on Western Printing and Publishing. In the midst of the Great Depression, hundreds of thousands of bottles of […]

Paperback, with flaps, ISBN: 978-1-59714-349-3
Price: $20.00

Vital Signs

The product of six years of reflection and documentation, Vital Signs takes us on a walk through one of California’s largest cities: San Bernardino—generally presented in the media as a center of urban blight and high crime. In this passionate collaboration, poet Juan Delgado and photographer Thomas McGovern celebrate the working-class Latino communities of the […]

Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-59714-250-2
Price: $18.95

Well Aged: California Whiskey and Spirits Labels of the 1930s

Two new books, Vintage: California Wine Labels of the 1930s and Well Aged: California Whiskey and Spirits Labels of the 1930s, illuminate a near-forgotten artisanal legacy tucked among the archives of the California Historical Society’s Kemble Collections on Western Printing and Publishing. In the midst of the Great Depression, hundreds of thousands of bottles of […]

Paperback, with flaps, ISBN: 978-1-59714-350-9
Price: $20.00