THE DUNITES



One Of The Best, Perhaps The Most Charming Books Written Regarding The History Of San Luis Obispo County, California A Totally Enjoyable, Fascinating Book That Seems To Absolutely Delight Everyone Who Reads It It Is The True Story Of A Small, Loose Knit Community Of Bohemians, Artists, Writers, Hermits, Hoboes And Spiritual Seekers Who Lived Wild, Unfettered And Rent Free In Driftwood Shacks And Tents In The Pismo Beach Dunes Now The Oceano Pismo Dunes In The 1920s And 1930s.Considered Totally Far Out And Weird By The Local Establishment Of Their Era, The Dunites Fantastic History Was Swept Under The Carpet And Nearly Forgotten Until Norm Hammond Began His Work On This Book, Tracking Down The Last Of The Living Dunites, Locating Rare Art And Crafts They Created, Books And Poems, Photos, And Lore Some Of The Dunites Even Published A Short Lived Nationally Distributed Magazine, Created In The Dunes, With Contributions By Photographers Ansel Adams, Edward Weston And Other Artists And Philosophers Who Interacted With The Dunites And Went On To Greater Fame One Of The Most Illustrious And Flamboyant Dunites Was Astrologer, Writer And Socialite Gavin Arthur, Grandson Of United States President Chester Arthur Also Documented In This History Are Interactions Between The Dunites And Indian Guru Meher Baba And Avant Garde Musician John Cage, And Others This Book Contains Photographs And Illustrations Of And By The Dunites Another Great Feature Of This Book Is The Charming Maps Drawn By Hammond, Showing The Exact Locations Of Most Of The Dunites Living Quarters In The Dunes, The Dunite Cabins Having Long Since Disappeared.THE DUNITES

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  • Paperback
  • THE DUNITES
  • Norman Hammond
  • 15 July 2017
  • 096734641X

10 thoughts on “THE DUNITES

  1. says:

    One of the very few books about the extraordinary inhabitants of the Oceano Dunes during a comparatively short period in the middle of the last century Doesn t THAT sound odd I was BORN in the middle of the last century .The written style is a bit simplistic in places, and Norm Hammond repeats some of the strange beliefs held by the Dunites without ever examining them but that isn t really what this book was for He wrote it to preserve the memories of those who lived i...

  2. says:

    Great overview of the mix of eccentric characters who made up this dune landscape community of individuals For anyone coming to this book for the Meher Baba connection Meher Baba visited some of the dunites there in 1934, on a side trip from LA , there s some further, extensive info within the February 2005 issue of The Glow magazine, pp 4 22, including a previously unpublished essay by Gavin Arthur on Meher Baba with response by others , originally intended for an issue of Dune Forum Great overview of the mix of eccentric characters who made up this dune landscape community of individuals For anyone coming to this book for the Meher Baba connection Meher Baba visited some of the dunites there in 1934, on a side trip from LA , there s some further, extensive info within the February 2005 issue of The Glow magazine, pp 4 22, including a previously unpublished essay by Gavin Arthur on Meher Bab...

  3. says:

    Interesting history of a small group of people who occupied what is now the Pismo Dunes Having lived in San Luis Obispo county, I enjoyed reading the story of these quirky free spirits Very quick read, but fascinating and unique.

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