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Aleahmad, Linda: "Simi Valley: Toward New Horizons" Chatsworth,CA: Windsor 1990

Barth, Jack; Doug Kirby; Ken Smith; Mike Wilkens: "Roadside America" NY: Simon & Schuster, 1986

Beardsley, John: "Gardens of Revelation - Environments of Visionary Artists" NY: Abbeville Press, 1995

Crease, Robert; Charles Mann: "Backyard Creators of Art that Say: 'I Did it, I'm Here.'" Smithsonian Magazine (August 1983)

Dewhurst, Kurt C.; Betty MacDowell, Marsha MacDowell: "Artists in Aprons: Folk Art by American Women" NY: E.P. Dutton, 1979 (short bio. 2 pics)

Dunn, Jerry Camarillo Jr: "Fun Houses" National Geographic Traveler (Winter 1987/88)

Elliot, Kate: "The History of Grandma Prisbrey's Bottle Village" Glass Art Society Journal (1986) note: photo from article is not of Bottle Village

Folk Art Finder. "Environmental Art in California, A Sampling." 7 no.4 October 1986

Galfetti, Gustav Gili: "My Home, My Paradise" GG: Barcelona, 1999

Greenfield, Verni: "Making Do or Making Art - A Study of American Recycling" MI: UMI Research Press, 1984 (reprint 1986)

Greenfield, Verni: "Tressa Prisbrey: More Than Money" Raw Vision 4 (March 1991)

Holt, Steven; Michael McDonough: "Why We Love Folk Art" Metropolitan Home (April 1989)

Jones, Harvey; Christina Orr-Cahill; Donna Reid; Susan C. Larsen; Seymour Rosen; Louise Lackson: "Cat and a Ball on a Waterfall: 200 years of California Folk Painting And Sculpture" CA: The Oakland Museum, 1986 (exhibition catalog)

Kleiman, Rona Lee: "The Incredible Bottle Village: From a Pencil Collection to a Shrine" Conejo Magazine (1983)

Landau, Robert; John Pashdag: "Outrageous L.A." San Francisco: Chronicle Books, 1984

Lennon, Nigey: "Simi Valley's Folk Art Treasure is Battling Time" Gold Coast Lifestyle (June 1989)

Maizels, John: "Raw Creation - Outsider Art and Beyond" London: Phaidon Press, 1996 (3 pics)

Marks, Ben: "L.A. Diary" New Work / Glass no.38 (June 1989)

Michelson, Maureen: "Bottle Village: Divine Disorder" Glass Magazine (January / March 1979)

Moore, Charles; Peter Becker; Regula Campbell: "The City Observed: Los Angeles - A Guide to its Architecture and Landscapes" NY: Random House, 1984

Paley, Laurel: "Images of Celebration: Ageless at the Woman's Building" Artweek v.21 no.6 (February 15, 1990)

Prisbrey, Tressa: "Grandma's Bottle Village" Privately printed, 1960

Rhodes, Colin: "Outsider Art: Spontaneous Alternatives" New York: Thames and Hudson, 2000

Rosen, Seymour: "In Celebration of Ourselves" San Francisco: California Living Books, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, 1979

Rosenak, Chuck; Jan Rosenak: "Museum of American Folk Art Encyclopedia of Twentieth-Century American Folk Art and Artists" NY: Abbeville Press, 1990

Rubinstein, Charlotte Streifer: "American Women Artists: from Early Indian Times to Present" Avon Books, 1982 (short bio)

Schuetz, Leonore C.: "Eccentric Folk Art" Simi / Conejo Today (March / April 1985)

Schuyt, Michael; Joost Elffers; George Collins: "Fantastic Architecture" NY: Abrams, 1980 (short bio. 9 pics)

Sellen, Betty-Carol: "20th Century American Folk, Self-taught and Outsider Art" NY: Neal-Schuman Publishers, 1993 (a resource guide)

Sloan, Mark; Manley, Roger: "Self Made Worlds: Visionary Folk Art Environments" New York: Aperture, 1997

Slaymaker, Melissa Eskridge (illustrated by Julie Paschkis): "Bottle Houses: The Creative World of Grandma Prisbrey" Henry Holt and Co., April 2004

Spaces: "Ten California Environments" Spaces no.1 (1982)

Spaces: "Tressa 'Grandma' Prisbrey 1896- 1988." Spaces no.9 (Winter / Spring 1989):

Von Schaewen, Deidi: "Fantasy Worlds" Koln Germany: Taschen, 1999

Walker Art Center: "Naives and Visionaries" NY: E.P. Dutton, 1974 (exhibition catalog)

Ward, Daniel [ed.]: "Personal Places" Bowling Green, OH: Popular Press, 1984

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