Infinite City: A San Francisco Atlas - Rebecca Solnit, Sandow Birk, Mona Caron

Infinite City, a bizarre and intriguing book, is composed of 22 different maps of the city, dealing with different phenomena specific to the city on the Bay. These range from Map 6: "Monarchs and Queens: Butterfly Habitats and Queer Public Spaces", to Map 16: "Death and Beauty: All of 2008's Ninety-nine Murders, Some of 2009's Monterey Cypresses." Solnit's writing is thought-provoking and complex. Several contributing writers add their personalities and insights to the maps as well, providing a well-rounded, albeit slightly odd, analysis of SF’s character. One doesn't need to be hugely familiar with the city to enjoy the creativity and writing here, but San Francisco fans will obviously find it to be a most compelling adventure. My favorite atlas: "Phrenological San Francisco."

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ISBN: 9780520262508
Availability: Special Order—Subject to Availability
Published: University of California Press - November 29th, 2010