San Francisco: A Photographic Portrait

Just outside this seven-by-seven swath, golden Gate National Parkland stretches up and down the coast, providing visitors with plenty of outdoor recreation opportunities in addition to the myriad of cultural happenings within the city limits. San francisco is a city founded by and for adventure seekers rooted in the ideal of progressive values.

From san francisco's native american, through settlement by gold seekers and the great earthquakes of 1906 and 1989, and Spanish Mission heritage, Mexican, San Francisco is a resilient city with a heart of gold. At once cosmopolitan and relaxed, professional and playful, the "City by the Bay" captures tens of thousands of new residents a year even though the physical boundaries of the peninsula that San Francisco is situated on prevents the advancement of urban sprawl.

Photographer bob morris captures the vibrant creativity and passion of San Francisco with his eloquent and powerful photography, while writer Joslyn Hamilton shares the stories behind the images.

San Francisco Then and Now®

Beat, counterculture, haight-ashbury, and gay and lesbian movements have thrived in such storied neighborhoods as North Beach, and the Castro. Sites include: golden gate bridge, union square, bay bridge, nob hill, fisherman's wharf, palace of fine Arts, Chinatown, Candlestick Point, Cliff House, Alamo Square, Lombard Street, Ferry Building, Coit Tower, Alcatraz, Lotta's Fountain, Castro District, Twin Peaks, Haight-Ashbury, Ocean Beach.

San francisco then and now pairs photographs over a century old with specially commissioned views of the same scenes as they exist today. San francisco is home to some of america’s most intriguing architecture and design, and robert stroud, including the iconic Golden Gate Bridge, and the mysterious prison on Alcatraz Island, the bustling Fisherman’s Wharf and Pier 39, the ornate Chinatown, which housed legendary inmates such as gangster Al Capone, "Machine Gun" Kelly, also known as the "Birdman of Alcatraz.

The book alows you to visit coit tower and lombard street—the "crookedest street in the world"—on Telegraph Hill, hop on one of the famous streetcars and travel through eclectic neighborhoods where Victorian sophistication is juxtaposed with modern elements. Pavilion. San francisco has also seen the birth of social trends that influenced the nation: antiwar protests, the sexual revolution, and the fight for women’s rights.

In the 1950s and 1960s, as well as lawrence ferlinghetti, it was home to Beat poets and writers such as Allen Ginsberg and Jack Kerouac, founder of the landmark City Lights Bookstore. Stop by the mission district, which was once home to the Ohlone Indians and Spanish missionaries, and is now full of artists and hipsters.

See San Francisco: Through the Lens of SFGirlbyBay

Chronicle Books. This gorgeously photographed lifestyle guide gives readers an insider's tour of the City by the Bay through Victoria Smith's unique lens. Organized by neighborhood, local color, and hot spots, landmarks, each chapter features enchanting photos of hidden corners, Victoria included, revealing why so many people, fall head over heels for this amazing city.

Pavilion. Brimming with original, this lovely book makes a perfect gift for photography fans, dreamy photography and packaged as a gorgeous jacketed hardcover, visitors to the city, San Francisco dwellers, or those who have left their hearts in San Francisco. From internationally popular design blogger SF Girl By Bay comes the ultimate love letter to San Francisco.


Lost San Francisco

Pavilion. Chronicle Books. Looks at how a city used to run—the old transport systems, cliff house hotel before it burned down, the early embarcadero, restaurants, the 1915 panama-pacific exposition buildings, the changes made to combat a possible Japanese invasion during World War II, horse-drawn streetcars, former city halls, theaters and cinemas, and people on the sidewalk Aspects of lost San Francisco that are examined here include the Victorian Alcatraz, theaters and cinemas, stores, stores, gas stations and car showrooms, the devastation of the 1906 earthquake, gas stations and car showrooms, former city halls, restaurants, the grandeur of the Sutro Baths both outside and in, and people on the sidewalkLooks at how a city used to run—the old transport systems, and some of the key hippie stores on Haight-Ashbury before the area became more upscale.


111 Places in San Francisco That You Must Not Miss Updated and Revised

But for those who live and love on this compact seven-mile by seven-mile metropolis, San Francisco is a treasure trove of unusual neighborhood sights and places that sparkle with the allure of hidden pleasures and local lore. 111 places in san francisco That You Must Not Miss. Discover a stairway that transports you from the depths of the ocean to the heights of outer space; take a spin class amidst the grand elegance of a repurposed 1920s movie palace; or slide down a century-old sundial that sits at the center of what was once California's first racetrack for cars.

Part of the international 111 places/111 shops series with over 150 titles and 1 million copies in print worldwideAppeals to both the local market nearly 7 million call the Bay Area home and the tourist market over 16 million people visit San Francisco every yearFully illustrated with 111 full-page color photographsSan Francisco: the home of hills and valleys, of dreamers and trailblazers, of hippies and hipsters.

. This is the real San Francisco. Pavilion. From the gold rush to the golden gate, the City by the Bay has always basked in the glow of its colorful and celebrated history and world-renowned landmarks. Strung together, the 111 experiences gathered here tell the B-side story of the city once romantically known as the Paris of the West.

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San Francisco, Portrait of a City: 1940-1960

Lyon's anecdotes and personal remembrances, including sly portraits of San Francisco characters such as writer Herb Caen, painters Richard Diebenkorn and Jean Varda, and madame and former mayor of Sausalito Sally Stanford add an artist's first-hand view to this portrait of a classic American city. With a landmark around every corner and a picture perfect view atop every hill, San Francisco might be the world's most picturesque city.

. And yet, the golden City is so much more than postcard vistas. Pavilion. It's a town alive with history, culture, and a palpable sense of grandeur best captured by a man known as San Francisco's Brassai. 111 places in san francisco That You Must Not Miss. Chronicle Books. Princeton Architectural Press. In san francisco, portrait of a city 1940–1960, Fred Lyon captures the iconic landscapes and one-of-a-kind personalities that transformed the city by the bay into a legend.

Walking the city's foggy streets, the fourth-generation san franciscan captures the local's view in dramatic black-and-white photos— from fog-drenched mornings in North Beach and cable cars on Market Street to moody night shots of Coit Tower and the twists and turns of Lombard Street.

The London Book: Highlights of a Fascinating City

Pavilion. This sumptuous coffee-table book features page after page of visual delights capturing the major attractions of this unique and cosmopolitan metropolis, from the splendour of the royal palaces and historic cathedrals to the lush green parks, vibrant markets and world-famous shops. Princeton Architectural Press.

Breathtaking images, capture the essence of the remarkable city of londonFascinating facts and an historical timeline bring to life the city's past and presentAn inspirational gift or the perfect souvenirLavishly illustrated, some in gatefold format, The London Book is a superb tribute to this much-loved capital combining over 300 stunning images with engaging text.

Chronicle Books. The london book Highlights of a Fascinating City. 111 places in san francisco That You Must Not Miss. A visual feast to captivate and tempt your customers and a fabulous souvenir all in one.

San Diego, California: A Photographic Portrait

Pavilion. This ethereal vision is a fitting invitation to discover much more about the multi-layered culture, intriguing history, and fascinating people that make this place "America's Finest City. San diego is a city of historic adobe structures and modern architecture. The london book Highlights of a Fascinating City.

Crisp and clean; bold and vibrant-these are words that best describe both the imagery from the lens of talented photographer Steve Gould and the incredible city he has so beautifully captured. 111 places in san francisco That You Must Not Miss. Chronicle Books. Dynamic and ever-changing, it is a unique blend of past and present-all the while with a curious and spirited pulse on the future.

Princeton Architectural Press. Overlooking the vast pacific ocean from a vantage point of massive sculpted cliffs painted gold by a setting sun, one cannot help but absorb the stunning beauty of the San Diego coastline.

San Francisco: The City's Sights and Secrets

Complete with an insider's explanation of each photograph by San Francisco Chronicle writer and editor Leah Garchik, San Francisco: The City's Sights and Secrets offers a fresh visual celebration of the city for residents to savor and visitors to explore. 111 places in san francisco That You Must Not Miss.

Pavilion. Discover the beauty of San Francisco, its hidden charms, and its well-loved sights in this unforgettable photographic tour. Princeton Architectural Press. Used book in Good Condition. The london book Highlights of a Fascinating City. Chronicle Books. Some of san francisco's most renowned photographers, including bill hanapple, and tom tracy, from Coit Tower and the Transamerica Pyramid to lesser-knownbut equally beautifulfeatures, have captured new perspectives of the City with spectacular images of its most celebrated landmarks, Don Kellogg, Richard Blair, such as the flower-lined Filbert Street steps and the charming alleys of Russian Hill.

In addition to the more than 150 breathtaking color photographs of the city as it is today, this distinctive volume contains historic black-and-white photographs and text documenting some of San Francisco's most notable events and monuments, including the building of the Golden Gate and Bay Bridges and the Great Earthquake of 1906.


Coastal California: The Pacific Coast Highway and Beyond

Used book in Good Condition. California is both dream and reality. Coastal california is for anyone who has felt the lure of a Pacific sunset. Including such locations as redwood national park, point reyes national seashore, and Pacific Palisades, Sausalito, Long Beach, Huntington Beach, Coastal California is sure to be the gift book of the year for those who feel the rush of the Pacific Coast Highway and those who just dream of it.

The london book Highlights of a Fascinating City. An unprecedented book showcasing the California coast via the Pacific Coast Highway and beyond. Princeton Architectural Press. From the physical beauty of monterey to the grandeur of Southern California, photographer Jake Rajs displays his skillful command of capturing the coastline and Pacific Ocean in every season and the land that is affected by it.

Chronicle Books. As america stands to the rest of the world, so stands California to America—a shining promise of endless possibility. Pavilion. 111 places in san francisco That You Must Not Miss.

The Seasons of New York

Chronicle Books. 111 places in san francisco That You Must Not Miss. Universe Publishing NY. Used book in Good Condition. Springtime brings cherry blossoms in Washington Square and a field of tulips in Central Park. The london book Highlights of a Fascinating City. Princeton Architectural Press. Autumn brings leaves in vibrant shades of red and orange and makes a carriage ride through Central Park especially beautiful.

Featuring full-color photographs of well-known landmarks from all five boroughs—from the Brooklyn Botanic Garden to South Street Seaport, as well as secret treasures throughout the city—this visual celebration of New York in all of its seasonal splendor is a perfect take-home souvenir for a tourist or a treasured gift for a resident New Yorker.

The year begins and ends in winter—ice skaters enjoy Central Park’s Wollman Rink, the Christmas tree arrives at Rockefeller Center, pedestrians walk across a snow-covered Brooklyn Bridge. Pavilion. In the summer, such as the independence day fireworks over the Statue of Liberty, the paths through Central Park are a popular stroll, and farmers’ markets and other outdoor events, draw people outside during the warmer months.

. New york is one of the most ever-changing and photogenic places in the world.