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This is San Francisco by Miroslav Sasek

This is San Francisco (1962)

by Miroslav Sasek

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This book was meant to be a child's guide to the city of San Francisco. With basic facts and simple pictures, this book gave the young reader an overview to different aspects of the city- transportation, neighborhoods, landmarks etc. Although it is very informational, some of the information is out of date. This book read like a normal picture book, but did not really follow a story line. Informational and enjoyable. ( )
  claireforhan | Feb 7, 2013 |
Beautfiul children's illustrated book, originally from the 1960s, the second of Miroslav's "This is" series about various cities. He draws the city's landmarks and attractions in his wonderful distinctive style. Each page has a brief amount of text explaining about the city's features, but the images work alone. Although it was originally a children's book, his work is now considered a cult classic and would be appreciated by adults with an interest in retro illustration or anyone who loves San Francisco. ( )
  sanddancer | Dec 20, 2010 |
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A pictorial tour of the city by the Golden Gate, presenting drawings of its hills, cable cars, harbor, bridges, market areas, and flower stalls.
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Here's a flat-out classic. In 1962, Czech author-illustrator Miroslav Sasek created This Is San Francisco, another installment of his series of children's travel guides (This Is Paris, This Is London, This Is New York). With his usual distinctive and charming style, Sasek tours the sights around the City by the Bay, including Lombard Street, the cable cars, Fishermen's Wharf, Golden Gate Bridge, and Chinatown. This 2003 reissue edition also includes a number of annotations about how certain locales have changed since the book was published. There's a good chance that anyone who grew up in or near San Francisco will remember this book fondly. Everyone else has a joyous discovery ahead. --David Horiuchi

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A pictorial tour of the city by the Golden Gate, presenting drawings of its hills, cable cars, harbor, bridges, market areas, and flower stalls.

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