Picturing San Francisco

The Mission Cover Image
By Dick Evans, Juan Felipe Herrera (Foreword by), Carla Wojczuk (Introduction by)
$30.00
ISBN: 9781597143608
Availability: At the Store Now
Published: Heyday Books - April 1st, 2017

Dick Evans captures the pulse of life in the Mission District, the San Francisco neighborhood known for its murals and Latin American culture--and more recently for its rapid gentrification.


San Francisco's Chinatown Cover Image
$40.00
ISBN: 9781597145206
Availability: Available to Order
Published: Heyday Books - October 6th, 2020

"...a marvelous book and a great contribution to Chinatown, the Chinese-American community, and to the world community. I am amazed at your photography, your appreciation of color, your mastery of framing, your adventurousness in perspectives...it all worked out beautifully."--Ben Fong-Torres


Lost San Francisco Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9781862059344
Availability: Available to Order
Published: Pavilion - November 23rd, 2011

Looks at how a city used to run—the old transport systems, former city halls, stores, theaters and cinemas, gas stations and car showrooms, restaurants, and people on the sidewalkLooks at how a city used to run—the old transport systems, former city halls, stores, theaters and cinemas, gas stations and car showrooms, restaurants, and people on the sidewalk Aspects of lost San Francisco


Harlem of the West: The San Francisco Fillmore Jazz Era Cover Image
$45.00
ISBN: 9781597144926
Availability: At the Store Now
Published: Heyday Books - February 4th, 2020

In the 1940s and 50s, a jazz aficionado could find paradise in the nightclubs of San Francisco's Fillmore District: Billie Holiday sang at the Champagne Supper Club; Chet Baker and Dexter Gordon jammed with the house band at Bop City; and T-Bone Walker rubbed shoulders with the locals at the bar of Texas Playhouse.


Maestrapeace: San Francisco's Monumental Feminist Mural Cover Image
$55.00
ISBN: 9781597144834
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Published: Heyday Books - September 3rd, 2019

Twenty-nineteen marks the twenty-fifth anniversary of Maestrapeace, the monumental and fabulously detailed mural that adorns two sides of the Women's Building in San Francisco's Mission neighborhood. Weaving in myriad female figures, historical and sacred, this public art work highlights women's accomplishments across time and continents, and envisions a world healed of injustices.


Misfits, Merchants, and Mayhem: Tales from San Francisco's Historic Waterfront, 1849-1934 Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9781944903275
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Published: Cameron Books - February 6th, 2018

The waterfront is where it all began for San Francisco. It’s where untold numbers of adventurers and fortune-hunters first stepped foot upon the land that embodied possibility. It’s where ships from around the world, carrying sea-faring gold seekers, maritime traders, free-spirited mavericks, and hopeful immigrants, came to anchor.


San Francisco Noir: Photographs by Fred Lyon (San Francisco Photography Book in Black and White Film Noir Style) Cover Image
$40.00
ISBN: 9781616896515
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Published: Princeton Architectural Press - October 10th, 2017

Following in the footsteps of classic films like The Maltese Falcon and The Lady from Shanghai, veteran photographer Fred Lyon creates images of San Francisco in high contrast with a sense of mystery. In this latest offering from the photographer of San Francisco: Portrait of a City 1940–1960, Lyon presents a darker tone, exploring the hidden corners of his native city.


San Francisco, Portrait of a City: 1940-1960 Cover Image
$40.00
ISBN: 9781616892661
Availability: Backordered - No Estimated Arrival Date
Published: Princeton Architectural Press - September 16th, 2014

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. 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.


See San Francisco: Through the Lens of SFGirlbyBay Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9781452138206
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Published: Chronicle Books - April 28th, 2015

From internationally popular design blogger SF Girl By Bay comes the ultimate love letter to San Francisco. This gorgeously photographed lifestyle guide gives readers an insider's tour of the City by the Bay through Victoria Smith's unique lens.


JR: The Chronicles of San Francisco (Photography Books, Travel Photography, San Francisco Books) Cover Image
By JR, Neal Benezra (Foreword by)
$40.00
ISBN: 9781452176697
Availability: Available to Order
Published: Chronicle Books - May 21st, 2019

Groundbreaking work by the world-renowned artist, TED Prize winner, Oscar nominee, and one of Time's 100 most influential people of 2018


Gold Mountain, Big City: Ken Cathcart’s 1947 Illustrated Map of San Francisco’s Chinatown Cover Image
$40.00
ISBN: 9781944903893
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Published: Cameron Books - March 24th, 2020

The unique character of San Francisco’s Chinatown is revealed in a historical map and fascinating photographs
 

This colorful and celebratory time capsule of San Francisco’s Chinatown—the largest Chinese community outside of Asia—shares the stories of the unique businesses, culture, and people encountered by map illustrator Ken Cathcart between 1939 and


Infinite City: A San Francisco Atlas Cover Image
$29.95
ISBN: 9780520262508
Availability: Available to Order
Published: University of California Press - November 29th, 2010

What makes a place? Infinite City, Rebecca Solnit’s brilliant reinvention of the traditional atlas, searches out the answer by examining the many layers of meaning in one place, the San Francisco Bay Area.


San Francisco on Instagram Cover Image
By Dan Kurtzman (Editor)
$24.95
ISBN: 9781599621579
Availability: Available to Order
Published: Welcome Books - September 17th, 2019

From stunning coastal views to bridges wrapped in dreamy fog, this collection showcases 300 photos of San Francisco and the greater Bay Area captured by more than fifty acclaimed photographers from across the Instagram community.