After the Ruins, 1906 and 2006 by Philip L. Fradkin
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After the Ruins, 1906 and 2006
By Philip L. Fradkin

After the Ruins, 1906 and 2006

Rephotographing the San Francisco Earthquake and Fire

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After the Ruins, 1906 and 2006 by Philip L. Fradkin

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How exactly has San Francisco's urban landscape changed in the hundred years since the earthquake and cataclysmic firestorms that destroyed three-quarters of the city in 1906? For this provocative rephotography project, bringing past and present into dynamic juxtaposition, renowned photographer Mark Klett has gone to the same locations pictured in forty-five compelling historic photographs taken in the days following the 1906 earthquake and fires and precisely duplicated each photograph's vantage point. The result is an elegant and powerful comparison that challenges our preconceptions about time, history, and culture. 'I think the pictures ask us to become aware of the extraordinary qualities of our own distinct moment in time. But it is a realization that a particular future is not guaranteed by the flow of time in any given direction.' So says Mark Klett discussing this multilayered project in an illuminating interview included in this lavishly produced volume, which accompanies an exhibition at The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco. "After the Ruins, 1906 and 2006" features a vivid essay by noted environmental historian Philip Fradkin on the events surrounding and following the 1906 earthquake, which he describes as 'the equivalent of an intensive, three-day bombing raid, complete with many tons of dynamite that acted as incendiary devices.' A lyrical essay by acclaimed writer Rebecca Solnit considers the meaning of ruins, resurrection, and the evolving geography and history of San Francisco.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780520245563
ISBN-10: 0520245563
Format: Paperback
(254mm x 280mm x 12mm)
Pages: 134
Imprint: University of California Press
Publisher: University of California Press
Publish Date: 10-Feb-2006
Country of Publication: United States

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Everett Ruess by Philip L. Fradkin Everett Ruess, Hardback (August 2011)

Everett Ruess was twenty years old when he vanished into the canyonlands of southern Utah, spawning the myth of a romantic desert wanderer that survives to this day. This title goes beyond the myth to reveal the realities of Ruess' short life and mysterious death and finds in the artist's astonishing afterlife a lonely hero who persevered.

Left Coast by Philip L. Fradkin Left Coast, Paperback (June 2011)

A story of a close relationship within a probing study of a varied and contested coastline. It revisits some of the same places the author and his son explored together in the early 1970s.

Great Earthquake and Firestorms of 1906 by Philip L. Fradkin Great Earthquake and Firestorms of 1906, Paperback (March 2006)

The first indication of the prolonged terror that followed the 1906 earthquake occurred when a ship steaming off San Francisco's Golden Gate 'seemed to jump clear out of the water'. This book presents an account of the earthquake, the devastating firestorms that followed, and the city's subsequent reconstruction.

Stagecoach by Philip L. Fradkin Stagecoach, Paperback (June 2003)

How one company became a permanent part of the transient American West and shaped its cultural and social landscape.

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Author Biography - Philip L. Fradkin

Mark Klett, Regent's Professor of Art at Arizona State University, is author of eleven books of photography, among them Third View: A Rephotographic Survey of the American West (2004), Revealing Territory (1992), and One City/Two Visions: San Francisco Panoramas 1878 and 1990 (1990). His photographs have been shown and are in the permanent collections of the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Oakland Museum of California, and the Huntington Library. Philip Fradkin is author of ten acclaimed books on the American West including The Great Earthquake and Firestorms of 1906: How San Francisco Nearly Destroyed Itself (California 2004) and The Seven States of California (California, 1997). He shared a Pulitzer Prize while at the Los Angeles Times. Rebecca Solnit's previous books include River of Shadows: Eadweard Muybridge and the Technological Wild West (2003), winner of the 2003 National Book Critic's Circle Award, Wanderlust: A History of Walking (2001), and Savage Dreams: A Journey into the Landscape Wars of the American West (California, 1999).

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