San Francisco Noir

San Francisco Noir

Book - 2017
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"In this beautiful homage to San Francisco, dim headlights, blinking neon signs, and pale moonbeams illuminate foggy streets; dark shadows obscure the faces of lurking figures; and flickering candles and bright camera flashes lure us into crowded, intimate nightclubs. Legendary photographer Fred Lyon invites readers to revel in the rich character of the city he has documented for over seventy-five years. The cinematic glamour of a mysterious bygone era mingles with gritty, poignant daily moments, revealing a view of San Francisco as only Lyon could capture."--Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : Princeton Architectural Press, [2017]
ISBN: 9781616896515
Call Number: 979.461 L994s
Characteristics: 220 pages : chiefly illustrations ; 29 cm


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Photographer Fred Lyon has been documenting his hometown San Francisco for over seventy-five years, and in this volume, he explores the darker tone of his native city: foggy nights, steep hills, hidden corners and ominous buildings are enhanced by double-exposures, elements of collage, and blurre... Read More »

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