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Cityscapes by John  King
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Dec 01, 11

bookshelves: to-read, california, history, nonfiction, san-francisco
Recommended to Richard by: SFPL

Author presentation on 14 December, 2011, at San Francisco Public Library’s Main:
Everyone in San Francisco, native or visitor, knows the Ferry Building and the Transamerica Pyramid and the city's other iconic structures. In Cityscapes: San Francisco and its Buildings, a collection of his columns in the San Francisco Chronicle, John King explores other, less well known but decidedly noteworthy buildings.

Cityscapes is a guide book of sorts. It discusses buildings that you don't find in regular guides and it shows how, in San Francisco, the past integrates with the present and allows for the changes of the future. It opens our eyes and make us appreciate the vibrant, architectural kaleidoscope that is San Francisco.
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