Christopher Dewees with Jason Dewees
Wednesday, March 14, 2018, 7:00 p.m., City Lights Booksellers, 261 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco

celebrating

A Life Among Fishes (from ORO Press)

by Christopher Dewees

&

Designing with Palms (from Timber Press)

by Jason Dewees

A Life Among Fishes explores the lifelong passion of fisheries by scientist and artist Christopher M. Dewees. The book features over 100 of his Japanese fish prints since 1969. Many of these are linked to stories about the journey, and history and information about the art form are also described within. The book presents Dewees? half-century of printing fish and shellfish to full color. We follow his evolution from being exposed and fascinated to gyotaku as a graduate student to his status now as an internationally recognized master in the field. He documents his journey and growth by sharing fifty years of experiences and adventures. In recent years Dewees has focused more on writing stories and poems that are linked to his art.

Christopher Dewees had a passion for fish since childhood. He is currently Marine Fisheries Specialist Emeritus at the University of California, Davis. Since 1968 he has honed his skills in Japanese fish printing (gyotaku). His works have been featured in many individual and group exhibitions around the world.

Palms are a landscape staple in warm, temperate climates worldwide. But these stunning and statement-making plants are large, expensive, difficult to install, and create unique design challenges. In Designing with Palms, palm expert Jason Dewees shares every major aspect of designing and caring for palms. This definitive guide shares essential information on planting, irrigation, nutrition, pruning, and transplanting. A gallery of the most important species showcases the range of options available, and stunning photographs by Caitlin Atkinson show examples of home and public landscapes that make good use of palms.

Jason Dewees is a staff horticulturist at Flora Grubb Gardens and East West Trees in San Francisco. He is a contributing editor to Garden Design magazine, and he blogs at The Palm Broker. Responsible for the Tree Canopy Succession Plan for the San Francisco Botanical Garden, he serves on the Horticultural Advisory Committee for the San Francisco Botanical Garden and on The San Francisco Conservatory of Flowers Advisory Council.