The bestselling book from two prizewinning, critically acclaimed contemporary chroniclers of San Francisco-a rich, illustrated, idiosyncratic portrait of this great city-now in paperback.
In Spirits of San Francisco, #1 bestselling Cool Gray City of Love author Gary Kamiya joins forces with celebrated, bestselling artist Paul Madonna to take a fresh look at this one-of-a-kind city. Marrying image and text in a way no book about this city has done before, Kamiya's illuminating narratives accompany Madonna's masterful pen-and-ink drawings, breathing life into San Francisco sites both iconic and obscure.
Paul Madonna's atmospheric images will awe: his wide-angle drawings offer a new perspective on the “crookedest street in the world” and vistas across the city. And Kamiya's engaging prose, accompanying each image, offers striking vignettes of this incredible city: witness his story of “Dumpville,” the bizarre community that sprang up in the 19th century on top of a massive garbage dump.
Handsome and irresistible-much like the city it chronicles-Spirits of San Francisco is both a visual feast and a detailed, personal, loving, informed portrait of a beloved city.
“If the present day is in fact one of Dante's circles of hell, and we're experiencing it in San Francisco, I can hardly think of better Virgils than Kamiya and Madonna to guide us.” —San Francisco Chronicle
“Fascinating ... S.F. newcomers will learn something new on every page.” —SFGATE
“Eloquent... [appealing] to those who may have left their hearts in San Fran, as well as armchair (and aspiring) travelers eager to learn more.” —Publishers Weekly
“This captivating book offers deep dives into the history, quirky characters, and unique topography of 16 distinctive locations throughout the City.” —7x7
“Kamiya delves with affection and an informed eye into the pasts of 16 spots in the city where he has spent a lifetime. Evocative, detailed drawings by Paul Madonna, which are as likely to include a chain link fence and the view of an overpass as more romantic subject matter, set the scene for the places as they exist in the present . . . Armchair tourists as well as those climbing up and down the city's many hills should relish the book's rich insights.” —Booklist
“An easy-to-browse book of things to look for when you're looking for somewhere different to visit.” —Bookworm Sez
“A kaleidoscopic homage both personal and historical . . . Kamiya's symphony of San Francisco is a grand pleasure.” —New York Times Book Review on COOL GRAY CITY OF LOVE
“Kamiya's relish is contagious . . . [San Francisco] has its defining lyrical panorama for a generation or longer.” —San Francisco Chronicle on COOL GRAY CITY OF LOVE
“The book is fantastic. Of time and tenderness. Beautiful drawings. Beautiful text. Ethereal and serious at once. The book is its own reward.” —Maira Kalman on EVERYTHING IS ITS OWN REWARD
“Mesmerizing . . . When his international images are paired with his sparse, poetic words--the effect is haunting.” —Oprah.com on EVERYTHING IS ITS OWN REWARD
Situated on the main street of the historic Delaware Riverfront town of New Hope, Pennsylvania, Farley’s Bookshop and its knowledgeable, experienced staff have endeavored to satisfy the literary tastes of the area inhabitants for over fifty years. Whether you are Bucks County born-and-bred or just stopping by to enjoy the crisp river air and delightful scenery, you will be pleasantly surprised to find the largest and most diverse collection of books-in-print in Bucks County. Farley’s may have competition, but it has few peers. We encourage you to browse our website, but please remember that getting acquainted with our online persona is no substitute for exploring the narrow passageways and teeming shelves of our storefront and discovering that perfect book nestled amongst so many others.
New Hope for American Art is the most comprehensive book ever published on artists from, and surrounding, the New Hope Art Colony (also known as the Pennsylvania Impressionists). This book, with its 612 pages and over 1,000 color plates of artwork include biographies of 165 individual Pennsylvania Impressionists and New Hope Modernists as well as artists from the Philadelphia Ten, a pioneering group of women all educated at Philadelphia art schools.
In this book, you'll find biographies and artwork from such artists as:
New Hope for American Art was authored, designed and published by James M. Alterman, an expert in the field of Pennsylvania Impressionist and Modernist painting. A longtime collector and owner of two fine art galleries, Alterman wanted to create a user-friendly book intended not only to educate collectors and enthusiasts about this art but to help train one's eye. The book offers valuable tips on how to avoid common mistakes often experienced by new collectors drawn from the author's personal experiences as a collector and fine art dealer.