INFINITE CITY: A San Francisco Atlas
Berkeley: University of California Press, 2010. Sandow Birk, et al. Paperback. vii, 157. Large 8vo. Signed by the author with majuscule monograms to half-title. Extremities show some very light rubbing, clean and sharp otherwise. Item #1171
A love letter to a city if ever there were one. Solnit teams up with and extensive cast of cartographers and illustrators to craft an overlapping, layered historical guide to "principal landmarks and treasures of the region, including butterly species, queer sites, murders, coffee, water, power, contingent identities, social types, libraries, early morning bars, the lost labor landscape of 1960, and the monumental Monterey cypresses of San Francisco; of indigenous place names, women environmentalists, toxins, food sites, right wing organizations, World War II shipyards, Zen Buddhist centers, salmon migration, and musical histories of the Bay Area; with details of cultural geogrpahies of the Mission District, the Fillmore's culture wars and metamorphoses, the racial discourses of the United Nations Plaza, the south of Market world that redevelpment devoured, and other significant phenomena, vanished and extant."