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“In Search of Toxic Silicon Valley: The Subterranean Poisoning From High Technology Manufacturing"

Author Marques Vickers profiles and photographs twenty-five former toxic waste sites with his book “In Search of Toxic Silicon Valley: The Subterranean Poisoning From High Technology Manufacturing”. His edition focuses on visually documenting the contemporary redevelopment of these properties decades after they have become removed from closer public and media scrutiny. CONTINUE



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YOU CAN'T RETURN HOME EXCEPT THROUGH PHOTOGRAPHY AND MEMORY: A Reassessment of My Hometown of Vallejo, Caliornia



"Author Marques Vickers returns to his hometown of Vallejo, California with his memoir “You Can’t Return Home Except Through Photographs and Memory”. The personal narrative traces his formation within a community that through his eyes has slipped a notch from both the middle-class and affluence. Vickers employs a light but candid tone on a gravely perceived subject, Vallejo’s regressive deterioration. CONTINUE



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So You Think You Know Pacific Coast Wines? (2017-18)
Demystifying the Caliornia, Washington and Oregon Wine Industry

“So You Think You Know Pacific Coast Wines?” is designed to simplify your understanding by identifying growing trends, grape descriptions, the histories and future direction of the California, Washington and Oregon wine industry. This book concisely profiles each state’s leading growing regions, rainfall statistics and prominent grapes based on the most recent available harvest data. The 2017-18 edition is ideal for wine collectors, winemakers and anyone who appreciates a world class Pacific Coast grown vintage. CONTINUED


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“Death of a Post Office: The Bruised Legacy of Architect William H. Corlett"


“Death of a Post Office: The Bruised Legacy of Architect William H. Corlett” details the abrupt 2014 closure and aftermath of the Franklin Street Post Office in Napa, California. The Art Deco style building, constructed in 1933 sustained significant structural damage during the August 23rd Napa earthquake closing the facility to public access and mail sorting operations. CONTINUED



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“John D. Parkinson: Eternally Elevating the Los Angeles Skyline"


In his book “John D. Parkinson: Eternally Elevating the Los Angeles Skyline”, author Marques Vickers examines the architect’s life and creative legacy. Parkinson is noted for his iconic Los Angeles landmarks. His most recognized works include the Los Angeles City Hall, Memorial Coliseum, Union Station, Bullock’s Wilshire and the nucleus of USC’s campus. Vickers photographs thirty-six of his standing projects and provides background details on their origins and design. CONTINUED



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"So You Think You Know California Wines? (2016) The Grape Divide: Demystifying the Economics of Wine"

“So You Think You Know California Wines” is designed to simplify your understanding by identifying growing trends, grape descriptions and the history of California wine production. The edition profiles the 27 top wine grapes and principal growing regions. The 81-page edition is idea for wine collectors, winemakers and anyone who appreciates a world class California vintage. The following are just twenty from hundreds of little known facts about California wines and the 2015 grape harvest. CONTINUED


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Reinventing Broadway Street: Los Angeles' Architectural Reincarnation


“Reinventing Broadway Street: Los Angeles’ Architectural Reincarnation“ is California author Marques Vickers’ second celebratory pictorial edition recounting the evolution and transformation of one of downtown Los Angeles’ primary boulevards. The 215-page book features over 200 exterior photographs of the structures with their architectural details that line the blocks of North and South Broadway Street in the center of downtown Los Angeles. The book traces colorful legends, anecdotes and landmarks that preceded current standing constructions. CONTINUED

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“Unseen Marin County: The Waterways of San Rafael and Fairfax"

“Unseen Marin County: The Waterways of San Rafael and Fairfax” is California author and photographer Marques Vickers’ visual examination of five streams in northern Marin County. Over 70 color images portray the routings of the Santa Venetia Marsh Preserve and Las Gallinas, San Rafael, Fairfax and Sleepy Hollow Creeks. The creeks that eminently flow throughout Marin County are important draining outlets originating from the elevated mountain ranges that frame the skeleton of the region. Each creek becomes an important tributary that ultimately empties into the San Francisco Bay. CONTINUED



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“Unseen Marin County: The Waterways of Mill Valley"

“Unseen Marin County: The Waterways of Mill Valley” is California author and photographer Marques Vickers’ visual examination of four water bodies located in the Marin County city of Mill Valley. Over 145 color images trace the routings of the Pickleweed Inlet and Mill, Corte Madera de Presidio and Coyote Creeks. The creeks that eminently flow throughout Marin County are important draining outlets originating from the elevated mountain ranges that frame the skeleton of the region. Each creek becomes an important tributary that ultimately empties into the San Francisco Bay. CONTINUED


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“Unseen Marin County: The Waterways of Central Marin County"

 “Unseen Marin County: The Waterways of Central Marin County” is California author and photographer Marques Vickers’ visual examination of five water tributaries flowing through the cities of Corte Madera, Ross, Larkspur and San Anselmo. Over 85 color images portray the routings of the Corte Madera, Ross, Larkspur, Tamalpais and San Anselmo Creeks. The creeks that eminently flow throughout Marin County are important draining outlets originating from the elevated mountain ranges that frame the skeleton of the region. Each creek becomes an important tributary that ultimately empties into the San Francisco Bay. CONTINUED


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"The Architectural Elevation of Technology"

“The Architectural Elevation of Technology” is a photographic survey of 75 prominent Silicon Valley corporate headquarters buildings. The 134-page edition is photographed and authored by California artist Marques Vickers. The geographical territory included with the book is framed to the north by Redwood City and extended to the south until Cupertino. Corporate headquarters are included within the cities of Palo Alto, Santa Clara, Mountain View, Menlo Park, San Jose, Sunnyvale, Milpitas and Fremont. Notable structures include the Oracle, Samsung and the Apple 2 campus, currently under construction. Background is provided on each building’s history and when each present tenant began their occupancy. CONTINUED


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"MURDER IN CALIFORNIA: The Topography of Evil
Notorious California Murder Sites"

“The second edition of “Murder in California: The Topography of Evil” is Marques Vickers’ visual return to 108 infamous crime scenes detailing the shocking and often searing narratives behind each tragedy. Over 225 images amplify insight by escorting the reader to the crime location, offering a critical context and perspective for understanding. The captured snapshots portray visual testimonies of extinguished lives removed by acts of violence. Crime scenes often revert back into unremarkable landscape or unassuming buildings over the ensuing years and decades. Several have altered little since their moment of infamy. Many are passed daily by pedestrian and vehicular traffic unaware of a location’s unique significance. CONTINUED


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The 2014 Napa Earthquake and Anniversary Aftermath

“The 2014 Napa Earthquake and Anniversary Aftermath” is author/photographer Marques Vickers fourth and latest photographic chronicle of the damage and reparations resulting from the August 24, 2014 Napa Valley Earthquake. Beginning from the day following the earthquake, Vickers has successively photographed the most affected historical buildings on five spaced occasions within the city’s historic core. This one-year anniversary edition, features nearly 200 images providing a comparative time sequence documenting the restoration process. CONTINUED


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"MORRO ROCK: The Veiled Bride of the Nine Sisters"

“Morro Rock: The Veiled Bride of the Nine Sisters” is Marques Vickers’ 135+ stunning photographic survey capturing the diversity and varied perspectives of the sacred monolith. Morro Rock is the most prominent of the Nine Sister mountain range located within San Luis Obispo County and fronts a beachfront gateway to the city of Morro Bay, California. The ancient sacred rock is geographically termed a protruding plug rising from the Pacific Ocean. A volcanic plug can also be called a neck as it is an object formed when magma hardens within a vent on an active volcano. A man-made causeway and harbor connects the rock with the shore giving it the resemblance of an island. Morro Rock was initially surrounded by water but the northern channel’s harbor was later created from its sediment. CONTINUED


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“Eternal Spring Street: Los Angeles’ Architectural Reincarnation“


“Eternal Spring Street: Los Angeles’ Architectural Reincarnation“ is California author Marques Vickers’ celebratory pictorial edition recounting the evolution and transformation of one of downtown Los Angeles’ primary boulevards. The 178-page book features over 115 exterior photographs of buildings and architectural details that line the blocks of North and South Spring Street. The book traces colorful legends, anecdotes and landmarks that preceded current standing constructions. CONTINUED

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UNDER THE SKIN OF THE ARCHITECT: Exposing the Builder's Framing Bones

“Under The Skin of the Architect: Exposing the Builder’s Framing Bones” is a pictorial showcase of the steel framing and construction phases involved with the Frank Gehry designed Walt Disney Concert Hall completed in October, 2003 in downtown Los Angeles. Photographer Marques Vickers captures images of the construction stages between 2001 and 2003 showcasing the bent steel girder framework, which formed the structural bones of the building. Gehry’s signature layer of titanium panels establishing the masterpiece project as a definitive creative icon for the early 21st century completed the framework. CONTINUED

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“FISH HEAD BEACH: The Silent and Senseless Murders of Lindsay Cutshall and Jason Allen"

  “Fish Head Beach: The Silent and Senseless Murders of Lindsay Cutshall and Jason Allen” is a photo edition showcasing the Sonoma County beach and infamous 2004 crime site. Marques Vickers 95+ photographs capture the picturesque ocean and isolated shoreline that captivated the young midwestern couple prior to their execution during the late evening of August 14, 2004. CONTINUED


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“THE LAFAYETTE WHITE CROSS MEMORIAL"

The Lafayette White Cross Memorial is a pictorial edition of Northern California’s most striking and poignant monument established for soldiers who have died in the Iraqi and Afghanistan conflicts. Established in November 2006 as a protest against American involvement in Iraq, the Memorial has become an important symbol of remembrance with over 4000 rustic white crosses implanted on a hillside in suburban Lafayette. The inclined property overlooks one of Contra Costa County’s freeway arteries and the Lafayette BART transit station. Photographer Marques Vickers 49 images capture the intimacy and personalization of the panorama, which began as a spontaneous and controversial movement. CONTINUED


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"SO YOU THINK YOU KNOW CALIFORNIA WINE?"
The 2014 California Wine Harvest

“So You Think You KNow California Wine? Demystifying the California Wine Industry and Coming Economic Decline” is a photographic edition portraying the beauty and landscape of the northern California wine region during each stage of the annual wine harvest. Photographer Marques Vickers 80+ images captures the diversity of the vineyard terrain and majesty of the individual vines from his artist perspective. CONTINUED


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Drink Like A Wine Collector, Think Like A Winemaker
TIME: 8 Minutes 24 Seconds





Silicon Valley Corporate High-Technology Headquarters
TIME: 6 Minutes 48 Seconds




One Year of Reparations Following the 2014 Napa Valley Earthquake
TIME: 14 Minutes 53 Seconds





Morro Rock: The Veiled Bride of the Nine Sisters
Time: 9 Minutes 32 Seconds






Under the Skin of Frank Gehry's Designed Walt Disney Concert Hall in Downtown Los Angeles
Time: 5 Minutes 28 Seconds






The Lafayette White Cross Memorial
Time: 3 Minutes 22 Seconds