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  • JR: The Chronicles of San Francisco (Photography Books, Travel Photography, San Francisco 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, CA Photo - The 100-foot-high, five-tiered Peace Pagoda, built in 1969 as an entrance to Japantown and the Japan Center indoor mall, San Francisco, California - Carol Highsmith

    The 100-foot-high, five-tiered Peace Pagoda, built in 1969 as an entrance to Japantown and the Japan Center indoor mall.Carol M. Highsmith (born 1946) is a photographer, author, and publisher who has photographed all 50 of the United States, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico for 30 years. She specializes in documenting architecture, ranging from the monumental to the everyday and whimsical. Highsmith is donating her life's work of more than 100,000 images, copyright-free, to the Library of Congress, which established a rare one-person archive. Out of 14 million images, the Carol M. Highsmith collection is featured in the top six alongside of Mathew Brady and Dorethea Lange. Credit line: Photographs in the Carol M. Highsmith Archive, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division.Credit line: Photographs in the Carol M. Highsmith Archive, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division.

    • Brand: Historic Pictoric
    • ASIN: B07PS24RK7
    • Part No: H18076_3644_HSM1

  • Silicon City: San Francisco in the Long Shadow of the Valley

    A Stanford University Three Books Selection for 2019 An intimate, eye-opening portrait of San Francisco transformed by the tech boom.San Francisco is changing at warp speed. Famously home to artists and activists, and known as the birthplace of the Beats, the Black Panthers, and the LGBTQ movement, in recent decades the Bay Area has been reshaped by Silicon Valley, the engine of the new American economy. The richer the region gets, the more unequal and less diverse it becomes, and cracks in the city’s facade―rapid gentrification, an epidemic of evictions, rising crime, atrophied public institutions―have started to show.Inspired by Studs Terkel’s classic works of oral history, writer and filmmaker Cary McClelland spent several years interviewing people at the epicenter of the recent change, from venture capitalists and coders to politicians and protesters, from native sons and daughters to the city’s newest arrivals. The crisp and vivid stories of Silicon City’s diverse cast capture San Francisco as never before.The book opens with a longtime tour guide recounting the history of the original Gold Rush and observing how little the people of his city pay attention to its history; it ends on Fisherman’s Wharf, with the proprietor of an arcade game museum reminding us th...

    • ASIN: 0393608794

  • DK Eyewitness Travel Guide San Francisco and the Bay Area

    The ideal travel companion, full of insider advice on what to see and do, plus detailed itineraries and comprehensive maps for exploring San Francisco and Northern California.Cycle over Golden Gate Bridge, catch a ferry out to the infamous prison on Alcatraz Island or head out to Napa Wine Country to sample fine wine: everything you need to know is clearly laid out within color-coded chapters. Discover the best of San Francisco and Northern California with this indispensable travel guide.Inside DK Eyewitness Travel Guide San Francisco & Northern California:- Over 35 color maps, plus a large-scale pull-out map of the city and a transportation map, help you navigate with ease- Simple layout makes it easy to find the information you need- Comprehensive tours and itineraries of San Francisco and Northern California designed for every interest and budget- Illustrations and floor plans show in detail Alcatraz Island and prison, San Francisco's famous cable cars, Yerba Buena Gardens, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and more- Color photographs of the city's notoriously steep streets, pretty shoreline, parks and gardens, plus California's extensive coastline, national parks, vineyards, and more - Detailed chapters, with area maps, cover Presidio, Pacific Heights and the Marina, Fisher...

    • ASIN: 0241360072
    • Part No: 28246564

  • This is San Francisco [A Children's Classic]

    • Brand: Universe
    • ASIN: 0789309629
    • Part No: 9780789309624

  • HistoricalFindings Photo: Peace Pagoda,Japan Center Indoor Mall,San Francisco,California,CA,Highsmith

    8x12 inch Photographic Print from a high-quality scan of the original.Title: The 100-foot-high, five-tiered Peace Pagoda, built in 1969 as an entrance to Japantown and the Japan Center indoor mall, San Francisco, California Creator(s): Highsmith, Carol M., 1946-, photographer Date Created/Published: [between 1980 and 2006] Notes: Digital image produced by Carol M. Highsmith to represent her original film transparency; some details may differ between the film and the digital images.Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer.Credit line: Photographs in the Carol M. Highsmith Archive, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division.Gift and purchase; Carol M. Highsmith; 2011; (DLC/PP-2011:124).Forms part of the Selects Series in the Carol M. Highsmith Archive.Subjects: United States--California--San Francisco. America. Peace Pagoda. Japantown. Transparencies--Color--1980-2010. Bookmark /2011636270/ Bookmark:2011636270Bookmark:2011636270Note: Some images may have white bars on the sides or top if the original image does not conform to the 8x12 dimensions.Source: Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    • Brand: HistoricalFindings
    • ASIN: B015QJTUNW
    • Part No: MMML2011636270

  • Mom, Murder & Me

    What does it take to admit your overprotective mother is right? Annabel, young and free-spirited living in San Francisco, faces this awful truth when her mother, Joan, unexpectedly visits from her small Midwestern hometown. When Annabel's elderly neighbor passes away, Joan insisits it's murder. Annabel dismisses the theory as Joan's usual hysteria about big city living until Annabel herself stumbles across another body right before it disappears. Without evidence for the police, Annabel blunders through a comical investigation with Joan as her only ally and a murderer who may be on to their amateur sleuthing.

    • Brand: Bridgestone Multimedia
    • ASIN: B01I5EPDOK
    • UPC: 095163888701
    • Part No: 088393

  • Angel Island: The History and Legacy of the Immigration Center in San Francisco Bay

    Angel Island: The History and Legacy of the Immigration Center in San Francisco Bay

  • San Francisco - Du Civic Center à Haight-Ashbury - eBook

    Ce mini-guide numérique présente un circuit découverte à travers les quartiers du Civic Center, du Tenderloin, de Haight-Ashbury et de Hayes Valley, à San Francisco. Tout en couleurs, ce guide indique les attraits à ne pas manquer, les restaurants, les cafés, les belles boutiques, les bars et les boîtes de nuit de ces parties de la ville. L’outil idéal si vous ne disposez que de peu de temps et que vous souhaitez découvrir quelques-uns des beaux quartiers de San Francisco.

  • Look Up, San Francisco! A Walking Tour of the Civic Center - eBook

    There is no better way to see America than on foot. And there is no better way to appreciate what you are looking at than with a walking tour. Whether you are preparing for a road trip or just out to look at your own town in a new way, a downloadable walking tour is ready to explore when you are.Each walking tour describes historical and architectural landmarks and provides pictures to help out when those pesky street addresses are missing. Every tour also includes a quick primer on identifying architectural styles seen on American streets.In 1906, a devastating earthquake and subsequent fires decimated San Francisco, destroying more than 28,000 buildings, including the landmark City Hall which had been conceived in 1872 and not fully completed until 1899. To rebuild, city planners embraced the City Beautiful Movement then in vogue that advocated the construction of monumental, classically inspired buildings. Advocates of the philosophy believed that such beautification could promote moral and civic virtue among increasingly diverse populations and create a harmonious social order that would better the quality of life.To design its City Beautiful plan San Francisco went right to the source - Daniel Burnham of Chicago. Burnham planned and executed the successful World Columbian Exposition in 1893. With a rebuilt City Hall as its centerpiece the Civic Center would gather the San Francisco’s major government and cultural institutions in orderly, symmetrical buildings grouped around open plazas.It would take three decades for the original plan for the Civic Center to be fully realized. When it was complete, San Francisco boasted one of the most successful renderings of the City Beautiful Movement in the United States. The San Francisco Civic Center was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1987. If you were strolling through the Civic Center 75 years ago you would recognize most of it today so let’s get our tour started and take a look...

  • San Francisco - Le centre - eBook

    Découvrez la partie centre de San Francisco avec ce chapitre numérique. Ce guide du centre de San Francisco vous emmène dans plusieurs quartiers - le circuit commence à Pacific Heights pour admirer les belles demeures victoriennes, il se poursuit à travers le quartier japonais de Japantown, viennent ensuite Civic Center, Tender et Hayes Valley où vous croiserez l’Opera House, et se fini à Haight-Ashbury, ancien quartier hippies où vous pourrez encore rencontrer une faune bigarrée. Ce chapitre vous propose une découverte pas à pas des attraits de ce quartier. Vous trouverez également une carte et un carnet d’adresses pour les hôtels, les restaurants et les sorties.

  • Journey to the Center of the Earth (Illustrated Collectors Edition) (New Translation) (53 Illustrations) (SF Classic) - eBook

    When an eccentric professor acquires an ancient book, a riddle on a spare piece of parchment tucked neatly within its pages leads him and his nephew on an unparalleled adventure. The unlocked riddle brings them to a remote mountain on Iceland, where they enter an extinct volcano on a daring quest to reach the center of the earth. They soon find themselves at a giant underground ocean where the laws of science are constantly redefined and prehistoric creatures are in abundance. But in the bowels of the earth, a shocking discovery pits the travellers face to face with their own terrifying past. Jules Verne's Journey to the Center of the Earth has been read by millions of inquisitive minds and has influenced some of the worlds most famous explorers such as Admiral Byrd, who announced on his 1926 expedition to the North Pole that "it is Jules Verne who is bringing me." And renowned cave explorer Norbert Casteret said in 1938 that A Journey to the Center of the Earth was a "marvelous book which impressed and fascinated me more than any other. I have re-read it many times, and I confess I sometimes re-read it still, each time finding anew the joys and enthusiasm of my childhood." This 260 page collectors edition includes 53 illustrations, a biography, historical reviews, articles, and an introduction by Mark Rich.

  • San Francisco, California - US Naval Training Center on Treasure Island Photograph (9x12 Art Print, Wall Decor Travel Poster)

    High-quality art print.Printed on heavy stock paper100% Made in America.Paper size measures 12 x 9 inchesImage size of 11 5/8 x 7 3/8 inches

  • North America, USA, America, California, San Francisco, Golden Gate bridge from the welcome centre Print Wall Art By Jordan Banks

    Photographic PrintThis photographic print is digitally printed on archival photographic paper resulting in vivid, pure color and exceptional detail that is suitable for museum or gallery display.