San Francisco. Portrait of a City, Art Edition No. 1–75 'Union Square, Post Street, 1947'Edition of 75Digital C-print on Ilford Galerie FP Paper, paper size 41 x 51 cm (16 x 20 in.), print size 31 x 47 cm (12.25 x 18.5 in.); Hardcover volume in a slipcase, 25 x 34 cm (9.8 x 13.4 in.), 3.98 kg (8.75 lb), 480 pages1500Edition: English, French, German Availability: In Stock
Limited Art Edition (No. 1–75), with the print Union Square, Post Street, 1947, numbered and signed by photographer Fred Lyon
San Francisco. Portrait of a City, Art Edition No. 1–75 'Union Square, Post Street, 1947'1500
The Streets of San Francisco
An epic pictorial history of the City by the Bay
Enjoy eye-catching views of the city’s most enduring landmarks and symbols: the Golden Gate Bridge, Chinatown, the picturesque trams that wind up and down the famously steep hills, the popular waterfront, its beautiful bay, and its spectacular cityscapes and vistas. San Francisco’s counterculture movements that shaped our collective consciousness are also featured prominently: the beats of North Beach, the hippies of Haight-Ashbury, the gay communities of Castro, and the Black Panthers of neighboring Oakland. Some of the city’s most famous residents also make appearances: Robin Williams, The Grateful Dead, Angela Davis, Janis Joplin, Sylvester, and Allen Ginsberg, among others.
This book features hundreds of newly found images from dozens of archives including museums, universities, libraries, galleries, private collections, and historical societies, from 19th-century daguerreotypes to mid-century Kodachromes to 21st-century digital pictures. Master photographers include, among others: Stephen Shore, Imogen Cunningham, Fred Lyon, Steve Schapiro, Minor White, Dorothea Lange, Albert Watson, Robert Frank, Garry Winogrand, William Claxton, Fred Herzog, Ansel Adams, Jim Marshall, and many local shooters. Also includes introductory essays and captions by Bay Area–based author Richie Unterberger and a “Best of San Francisco” books, music, and movies section along with biographies of the photographers. Tony Bennett famously sang, “I left my heart in San Francisco,” and this meticulously researched and conceived portrait will equally inspire and make you fall in love with the spirit of the City by the Bay.
The Art Edition is one of Fred Lyon’s earliest photographs of San Francisco taken while he waited to see a dentist in 1947. It shows the corner of Post and Powell streets at Union Square, the park at the center of the city’s upscale shopping district. Fancy hotels and top theaters are also nearby.
Limited Art Edition (No. 1–75), with the print Union Square, Post Street, 1947, numbered and signed by photographer Fred Lyon.
Also available as a second Art Edition (No. 76–150), with the print Seagull over Golden Gate Bridge, early 1950s, numbered and signed by photographer Fred Lyon.
Known as “San Francisco’s Brassaï,” Fred Lyon is a San Francisco native whose photographs have appeared in magazines such as Life, Look, Sports Illustrated, and Vogue. Lyon studied with Ansel Adams, and his photographs over the years have included news, fashion, advertising, and jazz. He’s photographed Billie Holiday and Sonny Rollins as well as dock workers, kids playing on the city’s famously steep Kearny Street, and fishermen in Sausalito.
Richie Unterberger is the author of numerous rock history books, including volumes on the Who, Bob Marley, and 1960s folk-rock. A San Francisco Bay resident for 35 years, he has contributed to numerous publications, including MOJO, Record Collector, and The Oxford American. He teaches courses at several Bay Area colleges, including the University of San Francisco, San Francisco State University, and the University of California at Berkeley.
Reuel Golden is the former editor of the British Journal of Photography and the Photography editor at TASCHEN. His TASCHEN titles include: Mick Rock: The Rise of David Bowie, both London and New York Portrait of a City books, The Rolling Stones, Her Majesty, Football in the 1970s, the National Geographic editions, the David Bailey SUMO and Andy Warhol. Polaroids.
San Francisco. Portrait of a City, Art Edition No. 1–75 'Union Square, Post Street, 1947'Edition of 75Digital C-print on Ilford Galerie FP Paper, paper size 41 x 51 cm (16 x 20 in.), print size 31 x 47 cm (12.25 x 18.5 in.); Hardcover volume in a slipcase, 25 x 34 cm (9.8 x 13.4 in.), 3.98 kg (8.75 lb), 480 pages
ISBN 978-3-8365-9301-4Edition: English, French, German