San Francisco Portrait of a City
Since the mid-1800s, San Francisco has attracted artists, free spirits, dreamers and entrepreneurs. With nearly 500 pages of stunning images sourced from dozens of archives and collections, this volume depicts the city from its earliest history to the pre
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An epic pictorial history of the City by the Bay
Starting with an early picture of a gang of badass gold prospectors who put this beautiful Northern California city on the map, this ambitious and immersive photographic history of San Francisco takes a winding tour through the city from the mid–nineteenth century to the present day.
This book features hundreds of newly found images from dozens of archives including museums, universities, libraries, galleries, private collections, and historical societies, from 19th-century daguerreotypes to mid-century Kodachromes to 21st-century digital pictures. Master photographers include, among others: Stephen Shore, Imogen Cunningham, Fred Lyon, Steve Schapiro, Minor White, Dorothea Lange, Albert Watson, Robert Frank, Garry Winogrand, William Claxton, Fred Herzog, Ansel Adams, Jim Marshall, and many local shooters. Also includes introductory essays and captions by Bay Area–based author Richie Unterberger and a “Best of San Francisco” books, music, and movies section and biographies of the photographers. Tony Bennett famously sang, “I left my heart in San Francisco,” and this meticulously researched and conceived portrait will equally inspire and make you fall in love with the spirit of the City by the Bay.
San Francisco. Portrait of a City
Author: Richie Unrweberger
Hardcover, 25 x 34 cm, 3.98 kg, 480 pages
Multilingual Edition: English, French, German