“I wanted to focus on the romance of an empty room, I wanted to focus on details, a fountain, a staircase, a doorway. I wanted to highlight the genre’s disjointed symmetry, and informal abstract appeal. I wanted the drama of light to reveal secrets that lay hidden beyond the facades.” from Diane Keaton’s introduction to “California Romantica”.
The coffee table just got a big more crowded with “California Romantica” by Diane Keaton, published by Rizzoli. There is an excellent interview and audio slideshow in the LA Times which discusses Ms. Keaton’s involvement and interest in the California Spanish Revival style of architecture.