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Infinite City

Author : Rebecca Solnit
ISBN : 9780520262492
Genre : History
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What makes a place? Rebecca Solnit reinvents the traditional atlas, searching for layers of meaning & connections of experience across San Francisco.
Category: History

Unfathomable City

Author : Rebecca Solnit
ISBN : 9780520274037
Genre : ART
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Presents twenty-two color maps and accompanying essays providing details on the people, ecology, and culture of the city.
Category: ART

Savage Dreams

Author : Rebecca Solnit
ISBN : 9780520957923
Genre : Nature
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"A beautiful, absorbing, tragic book."—Larry McMurtry In 1851, a war began in what would become Yosemite National Park, a war against the indigenous inhabitants. A century later–in 1951–and a hundred and fifty miles away, another war began when the U.S. government started setting off nuclear bombs at the Nevada Test Site. It was called a nuclear testing program, but functioned as a war against the land and people of the Great Basin. In this foundational book of landscape theory and environmental thinking, Rebecca Solnit explores our national Eden and Armageddon and offers a pathbreaking history of the west, focusing on the relationship between culture and its implementation as politics. In a new preface, she considers the continuities and changes of these invisible wars in the context of our current climate change crisis, and reveals how the long arm of these histories continue to inspire her writing and hope.
Category: Nature

The San Francisco Of Alfred Hitchcock S Vertigo

Author : Douglas A. Cunningham
ISBN : 9780810881228
Genre : Performing Arts
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This collection of essays examines the relationship that Vertigo enjoys with the histories and cultural imaginations of California and, more specifically, the San Francisco Bay Area. Contributors to this collection explore the specificities of place and the role such specificities play in our comprehensive efforts to understand Hitchcock's most critically acclaimed film.
Category: Performing Arts

The Encyclopedia Of Trouble And Spaciousness

Author : Rebecca Solnit
ISBN : 9781595341990
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 38.17 MB
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The incomparable Rebecca Solnit, author of more than a dozen acclaimed, prizewinning books of nonfiction, brings the same dazzling writing to the essays in Encyclopedia of Trouble and Spaciousness. As the title suggests, the territory of Solnit’s concerns is vast, and in her signature alchemical style she combines commentary on history, justice, war and peace, and explorations of place, art, and community, all while writing with the lyricism of a poet to achieve incandescence and wisdom. Gathered here are celebrated iconic essays along with little-known pieces that create a powerful survey of the world we live in, from the jungles of the Zapatistas in Mexico to the splendors of the Arctic. This rich collection tours places as diverse as Haiti and Iceland; movements like Occupy Wall Street and the Arab Spring; an original take on the question of who did Henry David Thoreau’s laundry; and a searching look at what the hatred of country music really means. Solnit moves nimbly from Orwell to Elvis, to contemporary urban gardening to 1970s California macramé and punk rock, and on to searing questions about the environment, freedom, family, class, work, and friendship. It’s no wonder she’s been compared in Bookforum to Susan Sontag and Annie Dillard and in the San Francisco Chronicle to Joan Didion. The Encyclopedia of Trouble and Spaciousness proves Rebecca Solnit worthy of the accolades and honors she’s received. Rarely can a reader find such penetrating critiques of our time and its failures leavened with such generous heapings of hope. Solnit looks back to history and the progress of political movements to find an antidote to despair in what many feel as lost causes. In its encyclopedic reach and its generous compassion, Solnit’s collection charts a way through the thickets of our complex social and political worlds. Her essays are a beacon for readers looking for alternative ideas in these imperiled times.
Category: Social Science

Insight Guides City Guide San Francisco Travel Guide Ebook

Author : Insight Guides
ISBN : 9781786716842
Genre : Travel
File Size : 72.59 MB
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City Guide San Francisco:A fully-overhauled edition by our expert San Francisco author.Stunning photography brings this wonderful city and its people to life.Highlights of the city's top attractions are covered in our Best of San Francisco section, broken down into categories like the best walks, the best bars and the best child-friendly activities in the city.Descriptive accounts of each neighbourhood cover the whole city from Fisherman's Wharf to SoMA. The Day Trips from San Francisco chapter includes Big Sur, Napa and Mendocino.Detailed, high-quality maps throughout will help you get around and travel tips give you all the essential information for planning a memorable trip. About Insight Guides: Insight Guides has over 40 years' experience of publishing high-quality, visual travel guides. We produce around 400 full-colour print guide books and maps as well as picture-packed eBooks to meet different travellers' needs. Insight Guides' unique combination of beautiful travel photography and focus on history and culture together create a unique visual reference and planning tool to inspire your next adventure. 'Insight Guides has spawned many imitators but is still the best of its type.' - Wanderlust Magazine
Category: Travel

Not For Tourists Guide To San Francisco 2017

Author : Not For Tourists
ISBN : 9781510710627
Genre : Travel
File Size : 26.22 MB
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The Not For Tourists Guide to San Francisco is the urban manual to the city that no San Franciscan should be without. This map-based guidebook organizes the city into 40 mapped neighborhoods and marks each map with user-friendly icons locating all of the essential services and entertainment hotspots. Want to stroll along breezy Fisherman’s Wharf? NFT has you covered. How about rummaging through a vintage thrift shop? We’ve got that, too. The nearest gourmet restaurant, cultural hotspot, music venue, or football game—whatever you need—NFT puts it at your fingertips. The guide also includes: • A foldout map showing highways, rail transit, and bike routes • Over 125 neighborhood maps • Coverage of Berkeley, Oakland, and Emeryville • Listings for sports and outdoor activities • Details on bookstores and shopping NFT: the other San Francisco treat.
Category: Travel

Napa Valley Historical Ecology Atlas

Author : Robin Grossinger
ISBN : 9780520269101
Genre : History
File Size : 60.69 MB
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Annotation How has California's landscape change? What did now-familiar places look like during prior centuries? This book explores these questions by taking readers on a dazzling visual tour of Napa Valley from the early 1800s onward - a forgotten land of brilliant wildflower fields, lush wetlands, and grand oak savannas.
Category: History

Boom Summer 2014

Author : Jon Christensen
ISBN : 9780520962040
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 78.41 MB
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Thoughtful, provocative, and playful, Boom: A Journal of California aims to create a lively conversation about the vital social, cultural, and political issues of our times, in California and the world beyond.
Category: Social Science

The Grand Canyon Reader

Author : Lance Newman
ISBN : 9780520270787
Genre : History
File Size : 46.44 MB
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Presents an anthology of stories, essays, and poems that looks at the Grand Canyon.
Category: History

Yosemite In Time

Author : Mark Klett
ISBN : 1595340424
Genre : History
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These photographs and essays reconsider the iconic status of Yosemite in America's conception of wilderness, examining how the place was appropriated by its early Euro-American visitors and showing how conceptions of landscape have altered and how land has changed--or not--over time.
Category: History

Cartographies Of New York And Other Postwar American Cities

Author : Monica Manolescu
ISBN : 9783319986630
Genre : Literary Criticism
File Size : 83.35 MB
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Cartographies of New York and Other Postwar American Cities: Art, Literature and Urban Spaces explores phenomena of urban mapping in the discourses and strategies of a variety of postwar artists and practitioners of space: Allan Kaprow, Claes Oldenburg, Vito Acconci, Gordon Matta-Clark, Robert Smithson, Rebecca Solnit, Matthew Buckingham, contemporary Situationist projects. The distinctive approach of the book highlights the interplay between texts and site-oriented practices, which have often been treated separately in critical discussions. Monica Manolescu considers spatial investigations that engage with the historical and social conditions of the urban environment and reflect on its mediated nature. Cartographic procedures that involve walking and surveying are interpreted as unsettling and subversive possibilities of representing and navigating the postwar American city. The book posits mapping as a critical nexus that opens up new ways of studying some of the most important postwar artistic engagements with New York and other American cities.
Category: Literary Criticism

Everett Ruess

Author : Philip L. Fradkin
ISBN : 9780520265424
Genre : History
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Follows the story of Everett Ruess, a naturalist and artist of the early twentieth century whose disappearance sparked a myth of a romantic desert wanderer.
Category: History

Qui Parle

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ISBN : WISC:89119257509
Genre : French literature
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Category: French literature

Ian Hamilton Finlay

Author : Ian Hamilton Finlay
ISBN : 9780520270589
Genre : Art
File Size : 83.16 MB
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"The Scottish concrete poet, visual artist, short story writer, aphorist, editor, and 'avant-gardener' Ian Hamilton Finlay is one of the great polymaths of our time. His writings alone would put him in the pantheon of twentieth century poets. Finlay's son Alec, himself a poet, has now given us a selection of his father's writings, beautifully edited and annotated, lavishly illustrated, and with a superb new introduction to the work. I consider this book, long overdue, to be a milestone in publishing. --Marjorie Perloff, author of "The Futurist Moment and Unoriginal Genius: Poetry by other means in the 21st Century" "Ian Hamilton Finlay was an entirely original, and continuously challenging, voice in the poetry of the English-speaking world over the second half of the twentieth century. This promises to be the first book in which his early verse, his concrete poetry and his distinctive compilations of aphorisms and 'sentences' are all substantially represented." --Stephen Bann, author of "Ways Around Modernism" "When I was young and trying to figure out how to think about landscapes and gardens and their cultural histories, no one opened the garden gates wider than Ian Hamilton Finlay in his poetic and sometimes provocative print projects, garden sculptures, concrete poems (sometimes in actual concrete or stone), aphorisms, and other works. Finlay was a loner, a visionary looking backward to think on revolution and paradise, Arcadia and insurrection, and this book put together by his artist son Alec makes that work available for the first time in a long while, and as gorgeously as possible. Alec's long biographical essay is itself a hugely valuable resource for anyone interested in the elder Finlay's works, and then there are the poems, and the pictures..." --Rebecca Solnit, author of "Infinite City: A San Francisco Atlas" "Only a handful of poets working in the visual tradition in the twentieth century have a profile that shows up in the broader scenes of fine art and modern culture. Among them, Ian Hamilton Finlay is probably the most frequently cited. But the work and thinking of this complex, enigmatic, and sometimes controversial figure is not necessarily well understood. This new volume documenting the many facets of Finlay's work as a poet, sculptor, and thinker across many media and a lifetime of creative activity will make it possible to study and appreciate his work anew. This collection makes a welcome addition to studies in book arts, visual poetry, and conceptual art through the presentation of an artist whose contributions have registered across these fields." --Johanna Drucker, Breslauer Professor of Bibliographical Studies at the University of California, Los Angeles "While Ian Hamilton Finlay's career is one of complexity, as a creator he was a champion of the simple. Engaging regional melodies, quotidian objects, and native terrain, he took poetry back to its Greek root, 'to make.' This half-century journey--from folk poem to concrete poem to poem-in-the-world--is at all points filled with a vital restlessness." --Lisa Jarnot, author of "Night Scenes" "One must never forget that poets are "makers, " most vividly so in Scotland, where William Dunbar's 'Lament for the Makaris' must still echo with uncanny poignance. Poetry is 'a made thing', as Robert Duncan put it. No poet will ever manage a word, much less a line, without all the resources of that art in timeless history sounding there, as each word finds its place in turn. There is no way to learn simply the intimacy of voice that Finlay has always, bringing one in to his physical person. It is a constant of his art in all its forms." --Robert Creeley, from the foreword to the 1996 edition of Ian Hamilton Finlay's "The Dancers Inherit the Party and Glasgow Beasts, an a Burd"
Category: Art


Author : Luis Alfaro
ISBN : 1597142972
Genre : Reference
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LA is a seemingly endless combination of unique geography, communities, and cultures that calls for a literary vision of its complex landscape of humanity and geography inspired by Rebecca Solnits Infinite City
Category: Reference

Atlas Of Contemporary Art For Use By Everyone

Author : Denis Gielen
ISBN : UCSD:31822035557495
Genre : Art
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"This book presents an alternation of illustrations, texts and synopses whose images and imaginative concepts all refer to one other. It is open to a multiplicity of interpretations, inviting confrontations and the discovery of similarities, relationships and analogies between works of art and various subjects of thought." "Denis Gielen compiles facts, stories, art works and intentions, abiding by laws which, although they may not be universal, are nevertheless able to serve as our guide as we - author and reader - roam together along the meandering paths of creation, following the trails which unite the works and visions of our contemporaries."--BOOK JACKET.
Category: Art