San Francisco. Portrait of a City (Hardcover)

San Francisco. Portrait of a City By Richie Unterberger, Reuel Golden (Editor) Cover Image
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Description


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.

Enjoy eye-catching views of the city's most enduring landmarks and symbols: the Golden Gate Bridge, Chinatown, the picturesque trams that wind up and down the famously steep hills, the popular waterfront, its beautiful bay, and its spectacular cityscapes and vistas. San Francisco's counterculture movements that shaped our collective consciousness are also featured prominently: the beats of North Beach, the hippies of Haight-Ashbury, the gay communities of Castro, and the Black Panthers of neighboring Oakland. Some of the city's most famous residents also make appearances: Robin Williams, The Grateful Dead, Angela Davis, Janis Joplin, Sylvester, and Allen Ginsberg, among others.

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.



Product Details
ISBN: 9783836574853
ISBN-10: 3836574853
Publisher: Taschen
Publication Date: March 4th, 2022
Pages: 480
Language: English