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Stairway Walks in San Francisco: The Joy of Urban Exploring

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Hundreds of public stairways traverse San Francisco's 42 hills, exposing incredible vistas while connecting colorful, unique neighborhoods -- Mary Burk and Adah Bakalinsky love them all. The updated Stairway Walks in San Francisco explores well-known and clandestine corridors from Lands End to Bernal Heights while sharing captivating architectural, historical, pop culture, and horticultural notes along the way. A comprehensive appendix lists every one of the city's 600-plus public stairways. Long-term residents and tourists alike have used the book for more than 25 years to adventurously uncover San Francisco's unexpected details.


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Fodor's San Francisco: with the Best of Napa & Sonoma (Full-color Travel Guide Book 29)

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Written by locals, Fodor's travel guides have been offering expert advice for all tastes and budgets for over 80 years.

With its incredible natural beauty, vibrant neighborhoods, and endless energy, San Francisco is one of the most alluring of U.S. cities. This new edition is a traveler's guide to the best of the best, from how to explore Golden Gate Park and the Mission District's street art, to where to find the city's top museums, boutiques, bars, and restaurants.

Fodor's San Francisco includes:

  • UP-TO-DATE COVERAGE: A revised Marin County, Berkeley, and Oakland chapter covers everything hip and happening in this booming Bay Area. Bay Area peninsula towns like Moss Beach and Half Moon Bay give readers even more options for day trips. A revamped Wine Country chapter with new reviews on lush wineries and sumptuous new spas gives travelers reasons to head to Napa and Sonoma.
  • ILLUSTRATED FEATURES: Full-color, magazine-style features illuminate the most distinctive aspects of San Francisco, including Chinatown, Alcatraz, the cable cars, the nearby wine country, city architecture, and more.
  • INDISPENSABLE TRIP PLANNING TOOLS: Features on top attractions, free things to do, and what to do with kids make it easy to plan a vacation. Best Bets charts for restaurants and hotels; easy-to-read color neighborhood maps; and tips on how to get around give easy access to the best of San Francisco.
  • DISCERNING RECOMMENDATIONS: Fodor's San Francisco offers savvy advice and recommendations from seasoned updaters to help travelers make the most of their time. Fodor's Choice designates our best picks, from hotels to nightlife.
  • COVERS: Union Square, Mission District, Castro, Chinatown, North Beach, Nob Hill, Golden Gate Park, Wine Country, and more.
  • Planning on visiting the rest of California? Check out Fodors state-wide guide to California, Fodors Northern California, Fodors Southern California, Fodors Napa & Sonoma, and Fodors San Diego.

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    Shingle Style: Living in San Francisco's Brown Shingles

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    An inspiring showcase of masterpieces of the Shingle Style. A richly photographed presentation of some of the most important Shingle Style houses built in America, this book gives readers a privileged view into the splendid interiors of these late-nineteenth- and early-twentieth-century masterpieces of domestic design. Shingle Style traces the path of shingle-clad residential architecture from its Romantic beginnings to the current dizzying variety of architectural ideasfrom modern to historicist, green to organicexpressed in the Shingle Style. David Duncan Livingstons full-color photographs exquisitely capture these architectural masterpieces, complete with delightful original interior details, and authors Lucia Howard and David Weingarten place these houses in their proper historical context as examples of the best American Shingle Style design.


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    Bay Area Figurative Art: 1950-1965

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    During the 1950s a few painters in the San Francisco Bay Area began to stage personal, dramatic defections from the prevailing style of Abstract Expressionism, creating what would come to be known as Bay Area Figurative Art. In 1949 David Park destroyed many of his nonobjective canvases and began a new style of consciously naive figuration. Soon Elmer Bischoff and Richard Diebenkorn joined Park and other painters such as Nathan Oliveira, Theophilus Brown, James Weeks, and Paul Wonner in the move away from abstraction and toward figurative subject matter. When artists such as Bruce McGaw, Manuel Neri, and Joan Brown emerged as a second generation of figurative artists, the momentum grew for a powerful new development in American painting.

    The achievement of Bay Area Figurative painters and sculptors has become directly relevant to current debates regarding abstraction and representation, as well as to discourses on modernism and postmodernism. Indeed, the historical phenomenon of the movement is an important case study in the evolution of modernism in America, serving as an early example of rupture in the formalist "mainstream."

    Bay Area Figurative Art 1950-1965 was written to accompany an exhibition of the same name at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Based on extensive archival research and interviews, it is the first study of the movement as a whole and is the broadest and most accurate account of the careers and interactions of ten Bay Area artists who worked in this new style.




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    Ashley Giclee Qp District Situated In The West Bay Area Of Doha Qatar, Wall Art Photo Print On Metal Panel, Sepia, 8x10, Floating Frame, AG5928151

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    This metal print from Ashley Art Studio is designed to beautify many different spaces in your home.

    The art is specially transferred onto a metal plate using a unique process which helps enhance the colors in a way that helps the art realize the true tones from the first moment it was captured. This is how the artist intended it.

    Our many pieces like this one are created by independent artists who receive a portion of each sale - so when you buy this beautiful piece you are helping to support an artist.

    Return Policy: You can return this item within 30 days, but please note that since each piece is produced and assembled by hand by our master craftsman only after you order, there is a 20 restocking fee if the item is returned for any reason other than damage. You are also responsible for return shipping.

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    • VIBRANT colors jump off the metal panel like nothing you have seen before.
    • GALLERY quality colors that will enhance your space like nothing else.
    • EASY to hang panel will be on your wall in no time.
    • SIZES mean this wonderful work of art can fit almost any room.
    • SUPPORT ARTISTS! This special piece from Ashley Art Studio features work from an independent artist, we believe in supporting artists and a portion of this sale is shared with the artist.




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    Bay Area Bike Rides Deck: 50 Rides for Mountain, Road, and Casual Cyclists

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    Based on the successful Bay Area Bike Rides, in print since 1990, this handy deck makes touring the San Francisco Bay Area by bicycle a snap. Just take along a single card and have a route description, mileage log, and 4-color map at your fingertips!





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    Bay Area Radio (Images of America)

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    The San Francisco Bay Area was a key national radio-broadcasting center during the first three decades of commercial radio. In 1909, it was home to the very beginnings of the art and science of broadcasting, when Charles Doc Herrold began sending out weekly voice and music programs from his radio school in San Jose. Dozens of other radio pioneers soon followed. In 1926, big broadcasting came to San Francisco when the newly formed National Broadcasting Company (NBC) established its West Coast headquarters on Sutter Street. Other national and regional networks soon set up their own broadcast production centers, and for the next 20 years, thousands of actors, musicians, announcers, and engineers were creating important programs that were heard on the West Coast as well as nationwide. During World War II, San Francisco became the key collection center for Pacific war news, and bulletins received in San Francisco were quickly relayed to an anxious nation. Conversely, powerful shortwave stations broadcast war news and propaganda back to the Pacific and entertained American troops overseas.


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    Fodor's Northern California: with Napa & Sonoma, Yosemite, San Francisco, Lake Tahoe & the Best Road Trips (Full-color Travel Guide Book 14)

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    Written by locals, Fodor's travel guides have been offering expert advice for all tastes and budgets for 80 years. 

    Beautiful beaches, perfect weather, movie-star glamour...there are so many reasons to visit Southern California that deciding where to go and what to do can be a bit overwhelming. Fodor's Southern California takes the guesswork out of choosing the perfect SoCal experience---from picking the finest Santa Barbara bistro to finding the best studio tour in Hollywood.

    This travel guide includes:
    Dozens of full-color maps 
    Hundreds of hotel and restaurant recommendations, with Fodor's Choice designating our top picks
     Multiple itineraries to explore the top attractions and whats off the beaten path
    Coverage of San Diego; Orange County and Catalina Island; Los Angeles; The Central Coast; Channel Islands National Park; The Monterey Bay Area; The Inland Empire; Palm Springs; Joshua Tree National Park; The Mojave Desert; Death Valley National Park; The Central Valley; The Southern Sierra; Yosemite National Park; Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks

    Planning to focus on Los Angeles? Check out Fodor's travel guides to Los Angeles.

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    Two Forms of Multitudes: Conducted Improvisations

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    Two Forms of Multitudes, is an enormous mass of artists playing in a dissonant array of clusters, forming a wall of lyrical noise. "I have always enjoyed working with a large orchestra using multitudes of the same instrument. I love large sound or many players playing all at once in a massive frenzy. These shows were conducted improvisations, which evolved with my own style of cueing musicians; using hand cues, on the spot written notation, etc. Sometimes I include a set of prepared written notations. For the pieces presented here, I used a few notations and preparations that were identical for both shows. It was very interesting how different the results came out varying between the two, in spite of using the same notations.Presenting the very same idea twice in two separate performances, with two almost completely different performing orchestras and having it come out differently altogether. It's always a surprise after doing a piece once and having a certain expectation for a performance the second time around, and then having the outcome be extremely different. In improvisation you take chances, not knowing what flaws, mistakes, or unexpected surprises may take place and the results can be either satisfying or a big mesh of noise (as is the case many times). Improvisation is about chance, taking risk and the mystery of what the outcome will be, unknowing of what the unexpected turns out. It's about breaking down your expectations and being open to what is in the moment. These are two examples of those heated results."Moe! Staiano April 2003

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    1960s San Francisco Map, Archival Art Print Reproduction, Square, 8x8 inches, Unframed

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    SAN FRANCISCO MAP
    Archival art print reproduction of a vintage 1964 topographic map of San Francisco, California by the US Geological Survey. Covers the area from Burlingame in the south to Corte Madera and Richmond in the north, and from Stinson Beach in the west to Oakland in the east. Shows numerous details, including: major roads and highways, rail lines, points, rocks, beaches, airports, and elevation contour lines.

    ARCHIVAL PRINT
    Museum-quality giclee inkjet print on 100 cotton, acid-free, heavyweight matte fine art paper with archival pigment ink.

    SIZE
    8x8 inches (includes a 1/4 inch white border)

    Each print comes in a clear archival sleeve with a 1/8 inch thick white acid-free foam backing board and is sized to fit perfectly in an 8x8 inch frame.

    PLEASE NOTE: frame is not included.


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