100 Views of the Golden Gate

100 Views of the Golden Gate

by Harold Davis
     
 


With a bow to the Japanese artist Katsushika Hokusai (1760-1849), whose woodblock series 100 Views of Mt. Fuji celebrates Japan’s iconic mountain, this book is a lush photographic paean to San Francisco’s world-famous icon—the majestic Golden Gate. In this tribute to the natural wonders of the San Francisco landscape, as well as the enduring…  See more details below

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With a bow to the Japanese artist Katsushika Hokusai (1760-1849), whose woodblock series 100 Views of Mt. Fuji celebrates Japan’s iconic mountain, this book is a lush photographic paean to San Francisco’s world-famous icon—the majestic Golden Gate. In this tribute to the natural wonders of the San Francisco landscape, as well as the enduring marvel of the Golden Gate Bridge, professional photographer/writer and Bay Area native Harold Davis has created a collection of over 100 striking digital photographs of the Gate—the strait that connects the San Francisco Bay to the Pacific Ocean and the Bridge itself—taken from different vantage points, times of day and night, and seasons. Awash in color and mood, the all-color digital images in this book show that the Golden Gate is worth a look again and again and again.

Editorial Reviews

This spectacular pictorial can be regarded as a high-tech Stateside version of Hokusai's woodblock series 100 Views of Mount Fuji. Just as the Edo Period Japanese artist's landscape cycle renders the sacred mountain in many aspects, Harold Davis's 100 Views of the Golden Gate renders the great San Francisco bridge from every vantage point, at every time of day, in every season. Too artful to be simply a gimmick, too awesome to be ignored, his book reveals a majestic structure that spans and straddles nature itself.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780899974477
Publisher:
Wilderness Press
Publication date:
06/15/2008
Pages:
176
Sales rank:
1,232,345
Product dimensions:
9.74(w) x 10.24(h) x 0.84(d)

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