JR: The Chronicles of San Francisco (Photography Books, Travel Photography, San Francisco Books)

JR: The Chronicles of San Francisco (Photography Books,

Groundbreaking work by the world-renowned artist, TED Prize winner, Oscar nominee, and one of Time's 100 most influential people of 2018A look inside one of JR's deeply compelling art projects: In 2018, contemporary art superstar JR brought his legendary photo truck to San Francisco to try and capture the essence of the city in words and images. More than 1,000 citizens posed for his camera and told their stories, and JR compiled their portraits into an astounding photographic mural, a portrait of the city that is installed at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. JR is a celebrated artist whose oversize black-and-white portraits adorn walls, streets, and rooftops around the world. The Chronicles of San Francisco features all the individual portraits and selected stories alongside behind-the-scenes photos, a foreword by Neal Benezra, and an introduction by JR. "JR's colossal photographic mural, The Chronicles of San Francisco, is an exuberant celebration of democracy in an age when it could not be more needed or welcome... Humanity, in all its lovely messiness, is palpable." –Armistead Maupin, author of Tales of the CityIncludes a 7 x 98 inch removable poster of the the entire mural Makes a great gift or treasured keepsake for JR's legions of fans and anyone who loves or liv...

  • ASIN: 1452176698

San Francisco Then and Now®

San Francisco Then and

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, including the iconic Golden Gate Bridge, the bustling Fisherman’s Wharf and Pier 39, the ornate Chinatown, and the mysterious prison on Alcatraz Island, which housed legendary inmates such as gangster Al Capone, "Machine Gun" Kelly, and Robert Stroud, 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. Stop by the Mission District, which was once home to the Ohlone Indians and Spanish missionaries, and is now full of artists and hipsters.San Francisco has seen the dawn of many countercultural movements. In the 1950s and 1960s, it was home to Beat poets and writers such as Allen Ginsberg and Jack Kerouac, as well as Lawrence Ferlinghetti, founder of the landmark City Lights Bookstore. San Francisco has also seen the birth of social trends that influenced the nation: antiwar protests, the sexual revolution, and ...

  • Brand: Pavilion
  • ASIN: 1911216066

Reclaiming San Francisco: History, Politics, Culture (A City Lights Anthology)

Reclaiming San Francisco: History, Politics, Culture (A City

Reclaiming San Francisco is an anthology of fresh appraisals of the contrarian spirit of the city – a spirit “resistant to authority or control.” The official story of San Francisco is one of progress, development, and growth. But there are other, unofficial, San Francisco stories, often shrouded in myth and in danger of being forgotten, and they are told here: stories of immigrants and minorities, sailors and waterfront workers, and poets, artists, and neighborhood activists – along with the stories of speculators, land-grabbers, and the land itself that need to be told differently.Contributors include historians, geographers, poets, novelists, artists, art historians, photographers, journalists, citizen activists, an architect, and an anthropologist. Passionate about the city, they want San Francisco to be more itself and less like the city of office towers, chain stores, theme parks, and privatized public services and property that appears to be its immediate fate.San Francisco is not alone in being transformed according to the dictates of the global economy. But San Franciscans are unusual in their readiness to confront the corporate agenda for their city."Having read this kaleidoscopic investigation of the great Pacific metropolis, I stand in awe at San Francisco's ra...

  • Brand: City Lights Books
  • ASIN: 0872863352

Meanwhile in San Francisco: The City in its Own Words

Meanwhile in San Francisco: The City in its

Take a stroll through the City by the Bay with renowned artist Wendy MacNaughton in this collection of illustrated documentaries. With her beloved city as a backdrop, a sketchbook in hand, and a natural sense of curiosity, MacNaughton spent months getting to know people in their own neighborhoods, drawing them and recording their words. Her street-smart graphic journalism is as diverse and beautiful as San Francisco itself, ranging from the vendors at the farmers' market to people combing the shelves at the public library, from MUNI drivers to the bison of Golden Gate Park, and much more. Meanwhile in San Francisco offers both lifelong residents and those just blowing through with the fog an opportunity to see the city with new eyes.

  • Brand: Chronicle Books CA
  • ASIN: 1452113890

Carry Your Own Joy: The Abstract Paintings and Life of Hari E. Thomas, A San Francisco Artist

Carry Your Own Joy: The Abstract Paintings and

Beloved for his free spirit, humor, philosophy of life, and incredible counseling skills, Hari E. Thomas (1938-2011) was a gifted and prolific abstract painter who left a legacy of truly beautiful, colorful, uplifting, mixed media works, mostly on paper. An African American who was born in Des Moines, Iowa, Hari moved to San Francisco in 1969, the Summer of Love, and he remained a resident there for over 40 years. Always wary of egotism and intent on subduing his own ego, Hari rarely showed his paintings in the later half of his life, hence he is unknown as a painter except with close friends and family. Presented here are 105 painting reproductions, together with Hari's life story based on interviews with his closest friends and family, and on the author's memories of him. The book also shares 18 portraits of Hari. Hari expressed himself in artistic ways from the time he was very young. He studied Art at the university level, first at Drake University in Des Moines; and later, after moving to San Francisco in 1969, he pursued and obtained a Masters degree in Fine Art at San Francisco State University (SFSU). An African American with some Native American ancestry, Hari focused on African Art while at SFSU, as well as Art Theory and Art Education. He was a natural born educator an...

  • ASIN: 1631925474

Whip The Devil (San Francisco Mystery Book 1)

Whip The Devil (San Francisco Mystery Book

Debut novel of new mystery series.A compelling mix of traditional private investigator, elements of cozy and humor, a generous dash of noir and a baffling whodunit. Whip The Devil takes place in 1950’s San Francisco and is mindful of classic Golden Age mysteries. Whip The Devil proved to be hard to categorize. The main characters are Meredith Cebrelli― an heiress, socialite and recent bride who enjoys all the privilege that comes with her position. Her partner is Valentine Lynch―smart, intuitive, handsome, troubled, and a graduate of the school of hard knocks.When her husband Robert is called to duty in Korea, Meredith is consumed with worry and boredom. She impulsively decides to join Robert’s private detective agency, failing under the care of his partner―Val Lynch.Meredith’s plans to ease into her new role are altered when they are offered a generous fee to vindicate a young man convicted of murder. Her acquaintance with the victim plunges her into the heart of the mystery.As they assemble their investigative team, Val and Meredith begin asking questions about a crime everyone believes solved and meet the intriguing characters that will eventually lead them to the mystery’s solution. They include: the murder victim’s beautiful, young widow; his arrogant so...

  • ASIN: B075XN4X1X

Color this Book: San Francisco

Color this Book: San

From co-star and co-creator of Comedy Central's Broad City, Abbi Jacobson!A fun keepsake for visitors and SF natives of all ages, this coloring book includes over 30 unique illustrations of San Francisco sites by artist and comedienne Abbi Jacobson. From architectural landmarks and cultural attractions to must-see neighborhoods and everyday street scenes, Color this Book captures the beauty and personality of San Francisco. Includes the Castro, the Ferry Building, the Golden Gate Bridge, the Mission, North Beach, Union Square, and more!

  • Brand: Chronicle Books CA
  • ASIN: 1452117349

Hollow City: The Siege of San Francisco and the Crisis of American Urbanism

Hollow City: The Siege of San Francisco and

Reporting from the front lines of gentrification in San Francisco, Rebecca Solnit and Susan Schwartzenberg sound a warning bell to all urban residents. Wealth is just as capable of ravaging cities as poverty.

  • ASIN: 1788731344

Genthe's Photographs of San Francisco's Old Chinatown

Genthe's Photographs of San Francisco's Old

In 1895, a cultured, well-educated young German named Arnold Genthe arrived in San Francisco as a tutor to the son of an aristocratic family. Almost immediately, Genthe was attracted by Chinatown, or "Tangrenbu" — a teeming ten-block area of crowded buildings, narrow streets, and exotic sights and sounds in the shadow of Nob Hill.Fascinated by a living culture totally foreign to his experience, Genthe began to photograph Tangrenbu and its inhabitants. Today, these photographs (over 200 are known to exist) are the best visual documentary record of Chinatown at the turn of the century, offering priceless glimpses of the rich street life of the district before it was leveled by the great earthquake and fire of 1906.Rediscover the lost world of old Chinatown in serene and enduring images of cobbled streets and bustling shops, street vendors and merchants, fish and vegetable markets, Devil's Kitchen, the Street of the Gamblers, Portsmouth Square and more. But most of all, enjoy distinctive candid portraits of the people of old Chinatown: a pipe-bowl member, a paper gatherer, itinerant peddlers, toy merchants, boys playing shuttlecock, a fortune-teller, a sword dancer, women and children in ornate holiday finery, an aged opium smoker and many other unaffected and revealing images.Ric...

  • ASIN: B00A73J8B2

Striving For Beauty: A Memoir of the Christensen Brothers' San Francisco Ballet

Striving For Beauty: A Memoir of the Christensen

Striving for Beauty takes place during the Christensen Brothers era of the San Francisco Ballet. The Prologue ends with Willam presenting the first full-length Nutcracker in America in 1944. Sally Bailey, one of the Company's future ballerinas, enters Har

  • Brand: Brand: Xlibris
  • ASIN: 1401096034
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