Infinite City: A San Francisco Atlas


Infinite City: A San Francisco Atlas Author Rebecca Solnit
ISBN-10 0520262506
ISBN-13 9780520262508
Year 2010-11-29
Pages 166
Language English
Publisher University of California Press
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What makes a place Infinite City Rebecca Solnits 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 Aided by artists writers cartographers and twenty two gorgeous color maps each of which illuminates the city and its surroundings as experienced by different inhabitants Solnit takes us on a tour that will forever change the way we think about place She explores the area thematicallyconnecting for example Eadweard Muybridges foundation of motion picture technology with Alfred Hitchcocks filming of Vertigo Across an urban grid of just seven by seven miles she finds seemingly unlimited landmarks and treasuresbutterfly habitats queer sites murders World War II shipyards blues clubs Zen Buddhist centers She roams the political terrain both progressive and conservative and details the cultural geographies of the Mission District the culture wars of the Fillmore the South of Market world being devoured by redevelopment and much much more Breathtakingly original this atlas of the imagination invites us to search out the layers of San Francisco that carry meaning for usor to discover our own infinite city be it Cleveland Toulouse or Shanghai CONTRIBUTORS Cartographers Ben Pease and Shizue SeigelDesigner Lia TjandraArtists Sandow Birk Mona Caron Jaime Cortez Hugh D Andrade Robert Dawson Paz de la Calzada Jim Herrington Ira Nowinski Alison Pebworth Michael Rauner Gent Sturgeon Sunaura TaylorWriters and researchers Summer Brenner Adriana Camarena Chris Carlsson Lisa Conrad Guillermo Gmez Pea Joshua Jelly Schapiro Paul La Farge Genine Lentine Stella Lochman Aaron Shurin Heather Smith Richard WalkerAdditional cartography Darin Jensen Robin Grossinger and Ruth Askevold San Francisco Estuary Institute

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