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Cool Gray City Of Love

Author : Gary Kamiya
ISBN : 9781620401255
Genre : Travel
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Cool, Gray City of Love brings together an exuberant combination of personal insight, deeply researched history, in-depth reporting, and lyrical prose to create an unparalleled portrait of San Francisco. Each of its 49 chapters explores a specific site or intersection in the city, from the mighty Golden Gate Bridge to the raunchy Tenderloin to the soaring sea cliffs at Land's End. This unique approach captures the exhilarating experience of walking through San Francisco's sublime terrain, while at the same time tying that experience to a history as rollicking and unpredictable as the city herself. From her absurd beginnings as the most distant and moth-eaten outpost of the world's most extensive empire, to her instantaneous fame during the Gold Rush, from her apocalyptic destruction by earthquake and fire to her perennial embrace of rebels, dreamers, hedonists and misfits of all stripes, the City by the Bay has always followed a trajectory as wildly independent as the untrammeled natural forces that created her. This ambitious, eclectic, and beautifully written book draws on everything from on-the-ground reporting to obscure academic papers to the author's 40-year life in San Francisco to create a rich and insightful portrait of a magical corner of the world. Complete with hand-drawn maps ofthe 49locations, this handsome package will sit comfortably on the short shelf of enduring books about places, alongside E. B. White's Here is New York, Jose Saramago's Journey to Portugal, or Alfred Kazin's A Walker in the City.

San Francisco The Cool Gray City Of Love

Author : Jean Porter
ISBN : 0525931805
Genre : San Francisco (Calif.)
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Spirits Of San Francisco

Author : Gary Kamiya
ISBN : 1635575885
Genre : Travel
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From two bestselling, prizewinning, and critically acclaimed contemporary chroniclers of San Francisco comes a rich, illustrated, idiosyncratic portrait of this great city. Gary Kamiya's Cool Gray City of Love was a runaway hit, an award-winner, and a #1 bestseller. Now, he joins forces with iconic, bestselling illustrator Paul Madonna to take a fresh look at this one-of-a-kind city. Marrying image and text in a way no book about this city has done before, Kamiya's captivating narratives accompany Madonna's masterful pen-and-ink drawings, breathing life into San Francisco sites both iconic and obscure. Paul Madonna's atmospheric illustrations will awe: be amazed by his astonishing wide-angle drawing for a jaw-dropping new perspective on the “crookedest street in the world.” And Kamiya's engaging prose, accompanying each image, offers fascinating vignettes of this incredible city: witness his story of “Dumptown,” the bizarre community that sprang up in the 19th century on top of a massive garbage dump. Handsome and irresistible-much like the city it chronicles-Spirits of San Francisco is both a visual feast and a detailed, personal, loving, informed portrait of a beloved city.

City Of Trees

Author : Sophie Cunningham
ISBN : 9781925774245
Genre : Nature
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A rich and insightful collection of personal essays about life, death and our connection to the environment from bestselling Australian author Sophie Cunningham

Anne Brigman

Author : Kathleen Pyne
ISBN : 9780300249941
Genre : Photography
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The life and work of an essential photographer whose feminism and pictorialist images distanced her from the mainstream In the first book devoted to Anne Brigman (1869–1950), Kathleen Pyne traces the groundbreaking photographer’s life from Hawai‘i to the Sierra and elsewhere in California, revealing how her photographs emerged from her experience of local place and cultural politics. Brigman’s work caught the eye of the well-known photographer Alfred Stieglitz, who welcomed her as one of the original members of his Photo-Secession group. He promoted her work as exemplary of his modernism and praised her Sierra landscapes with female nudes—work that at the time separated Brigman from the spiritualized upper-class femininity of other women photographers. Stieglitz later drew on Brigman’s images of the expressive female body in shaping the public persona of Georgia O’Keeffe into his ideal woman artist. This nuanced account reasserts Brigman’s place among photography’s most important early advocates and provides new insight into the gender and racialist dynamics of the early twentieth-century art world, especially on the West Coast of the United States.

Chance

Author : Kem Nunn
ISBN : 9781451645538
Genre : Fiction
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From Los Angeles Times Book Prize winner Kem Nunn and “principal heir to the tradition of Raymond Chandler and Nathanael West” (The Washington Post)—an intense psychological suspense novel about a San Francisco neuropsychiatrist who becomes sexually involved with a woman suffering from multiple personality disorder, whose pathological ex-husband is an Oakland homicide detective. A dark tale involving psychiatric mystery, sexual obsession, fractured identities, and terrifyingly realistic violence—Chance is set amid the back streets of California’s Bay Area, far from the cleansing breezes of the ocean. Dr. Eldon Chance, a neuropsychiatrist, is a man primed for spectacular ruin. Into Dr. Chance’s blighted life walks Jaclyn Blackstone, the abused, attractive wife of an Oakland homicide detective, a violent and jealous man. Jaclyn appears to be suffering from a dissociative identity disorder. In time, Chance will fall into bed with her—or is it with her alter ego, the voracious and volatile Jackie Black? The not-so-good doctor, despite his professional training, isn’t quite sure—and thereby hangs his fascination with her. Meanwhile, Chance also meets a young man named D, a self-styled, streetwise philosopher skilled in the art of the blade. It is around this trio of unique and dangerous individuals that long guarded secrets begin to unravel, obsessions grow, and the doctor’s carefully arranged life comes to the brink of implosion. Amid San Francisco’s fluid, ever-shifting fog, in the cool, gray city of love, Dr. Chance will at last be forced to live up to his name. Chance is a twisted, harrowing, and impossible-to-put-down head trip through the fun house of fate, mesmerizing until the very last page.

San Francisco 1990

Author : Travel Bks Bantam
ISBN : 0553348418
Genre : San Francisco (Calif.)
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California And Californians

Author : Rockwell Dennis Hunt
ISBN : UCSC:32106005424699
Genre : California
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The Literary World Of San Francisco Its Environs

Author : Don Herron
ISBN : UCSC:32106011862882
Genre : Travel
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Identifies and describes buildings and historic sites in the San Francisco area related to the lives and careers of prominent writers

The Pony Express

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105211466375
Genre : California
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Secrets Of Autumn

Author : Joan Elliott Pickart
ISBN : 0553217852
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Bohemia

Author : Herbert Gold
ISBN : 0671886088
Genre : History
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The author looks back at bohemian life in the 1950s, discusses bohemian meccas all over the world--from Paris, to San Francisco, to Tel Aviv--describes such personalities as Burroughs and Ginsberg, and recounts anecdotes of the period

Herb Caen S San Francisco 1976 1991

Author : Herb Caen
ISBN : STANFORD:36105002264799
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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A new collection of the writings by the popular San Francisco columnist features his trademark style, full of wit, spleen, and grace, as he considers events of the past fifteen years, including the Reagan Years and the 1989 earthquake.

Quarterly Of The Society Of California Pioneers

Author : Society of California Pioneers
ISBN : UCSC:32106019736914
Genre : California
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San Francisco Is Your Home

Author : Samuel Dickson
ISBN : UCAL:B4171898
Genre : Radio programs
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Bibliographic Guide To Art And Architecture

Author : New York Public Library. Art and Architecture Division
ISBN : UOM:39015016645247
Genre : Architecture
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San Francisco And The Bay Area

Author : Barry Parr
ISBN : 1878867164
Genre : San Francisco (Calif.)
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Created by local writers and photographers, Compass American Guides are the ultimate insider's guides, providing in-depth coverage of the history, culture and character of America's most spectacular destinations. Covering everything there is to see and do as well as choice lodging and dining, these gorgeous full-color guides are perfect for new and longtime residents as well as vacationers who want a deep understanding of the region they're visiting. Outstanding color photography, plus a wealth of archival imagesTopical essays and literary extractsDetailed color mapsGreat ideas for things to see and doCapsule reviews of hotels and restaurants

Vintage San Francisco

Author : Gabriel Moulin Studios
ISBN : 9780941807319
Genre : History
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Vintage San Francisco presents a unique historical portrait in black-and-white of America's favorite city, which is visited annually by more than fourteen million people. From the devastating Great Quake of 1906 to the spanning of the Golden Gate, the history of the City by the Bay comes to life in more than one hundred classic images taken by three generations of gifted San Francisco photographers. Accompanying the visuals are selected excerpts from the many writers who found inspiration in the cool, grey city of love, including Jack London, Frank Norris, Mark Twain, William Saroyan, Rudyard Kipling, and Dashiell Hammett.

Sunset

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ISBN : UCR:31210017203652
Genre : California
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Readers Guide To Periodical Literature

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ISBN : UOM:39015068452245
Genre : Periodicals
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