Join author Karen Norton-Sinell as she tells, why the stories and history that inspired the Fresco artists had to become a book.

The video provides insights into the author-photographer’s journey in making her new book, “Frescoes by the Bay: A Walking Tour of San Francisco’s Buon Fresco Murals” (copyright 2011). The 194-page art history publication explores the 1930′s works of famous and not-so famous muralists working in San Francisco during the Depression. This 5-minute film touches upon the wealth of artists, from Diego Rivera to Maxine Albro, whose paintings hang in unexpected locations throughout the city.

The book lyrically cites the techniques used, stories behind each mural, personal challenges faced by the artists…and provides a complete index, including Global Position System coordinates where they can be found.

Video produced by Jeanne Rawlings of Dustlight Productions – Music provided by Freeplaymusic –