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San Francisco (Portrait of a City)

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"San Francisco" embarks on a captivating visual exploration of the iconic city's history from the mid-nineteenth century to the present day.

Beginning with an image of gold prospectors, the book takes readers on a winding tour of San Francisco, showcasing enduring landmarks such as the Golden Gate Bridge, Chinatown, cable cars navigating steep hills, the waterfront, and breathtaking cityscapes.

The counterculture movements that shaped the city's identity, from the beats of North Beach to the hippies of Haight-Ashbury and the gay communities of Castro, are prominently featured.

The book also pays homage to famous residents, including Robin Williams, The Grateful Dead, and Janis Joplin.

Drawing from numerous archives, the collection includes a diverse range of photographs, from 19th-century daguerreotypes to contemporary digital images, by renowned photographers like Stephen Shore, Dorothea Lange, and Ansel Adams.

With introductory essays, captions, and a "Best of San Francisco" section, this meticulously researched portrait captures the spirit of the City by the Bay.


  • 1.9" H x 13.7" L x 10.2" W (8.9 lbs) 480 pages
  • Released March 04, 2022
  • Hardcover
  • ISBN: 9783836574853

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