By Fred Lyon
With a landmark round each nook and an image excellent view atop each hill, San Francisco should be the world's so much picturesque urban. And but, the Golden urban is much more than postcard vistas. it is a city alive with heritage, tradition, and a palpable feel of grandeur top captured by way of a guy often called San Francisco's Brassai. strolling the city's foggy streets, the fourth-generation San Franciscan captures the local's view in dramatic black-and-white images— from fog-drenched mornings in North seashore and cable autos on marketplace road to moody evening pictures of Coit Tower and the twists and turns of Lombard highway. In San Francisco, Portrait of a urban 1940–1960, Fred Lyon captures the long-lasting landscapes and exclusive personalities that reworked the town via the bay right into a legend. Lyon's anecdotes and private remembrances, together with sly pix of San Francisco characters corresponding to author Herb Caen, painters Richard Diebenkorn and Jean Varda, and madame and previous mayor of Sausalito Sally Stanford upload an artist's first-hand view to this portrait of a vintage American urban.
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