San Francisco: Portrait of a City 1940-1960
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In San Francisco, Portrait of a City 1940-1960, Fred Lyon captures the iconic landscapes and one-of-a-kind personalities that transformed the city by the bay into a legend. Lyon's anecdotes and personal remembrances, including sly portraits of San Francisco characters such as writer Herb Caen, painters Richard Diebenkorn and Jean Varda, and madame and former mayor of Sausalito Sally Stanford add an artist's first-hand view to this portrait of a classic American city.Lively mix of street photography, landscapes, anecdotes, and an in-depth look into the jazz scene and the highs society world of opera and ballet.
ISBN 9781616892661. Princeton Architectural Press.