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Root and Offshoots: Silicon Valley’s Arts Community
Jan Rindfleisch, with articles by Maribel Alvarez and Raj Jayadev, edited by Nancy Hom and Ann Sherman. 184 pages. Color. ISBN: 978-0-9983084-0-1

Silicon Valley’s innovative arts collaborations and organizational structures—offshoots, spin-offs, and startups—were founded by unsung heroes who resisted the establishment. Roots and Offshoots: Silicon Valley’s Arts Community explores that ignored history, offering a behind-the-scenes look at the development of arts and culture in the South Bay Area. Tracing connections between the influential work of historical figures like the ancestral Ohlone, Juana Briones, Marjorie Eaton, and their modern-day equivalents, Roots and Offshoots’ profiles of passionate individuals, creative partnerships, and maverick arts institutions offer insights into the art of community building.

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