Quite by chance, San Francisco has become one of the carousel capitols of the world. It today hosts carousels from all three of the most important historic American carousel makers -- the only city anywhere with that distinction! What's more, each carousel has been restored close to its original condition.
"Circles of Delight" celebrates the beauty and diversity of these traditional, hand-carved wood carousels of the Golden Gate City. With its vibrant photos and informative profiles, it is bound to delight carousel lovers of all ages.
Aaron Shepard is an independent writer and photographer. He has been entranced by carousels since childhood -- but his love and interest were rekindled when his wife, Anne L. Watson, wrote a novel about a young carousel restorer. When a business trip brought them to San Francisco in April 2004, Aaron spent three days photographing the city's carousels, giving him the photos for this book. He currently lives in Friday Harbor, Washington.
"Filled with beautiful photography. . . . You will treasure this book." -- Bette Largent, President, National Carousel Association
San Francisco Zoo Carousel
Yerba Buena Gardens Carousel
Golden Gate Park Carousel
ANT001000 ANTIQUES & COLLECTIBLES / Americana
TRV019000 TRAVEL / Pictorials
PHO019000 PHOTOGRAPHY / Subjects & Themes / Regional
ART015020 ART / American / General
CRA003000 CRAFTS & HOBBIES / Carving
TRV025130 TRAVEL / United States / West / Pacific (AK, CA, HI, OR, WA)
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This book Circles of Delight is truly a delight to the senses. It reminds you of the music that surrounds you as you spin on bobbing horses and other animals. It reminds you of the simple pleasure that takes place standing beside your little one as they magically twirl around and around on fantastically designed animals. The fun of choosing the horse or zebra, lion or giraffe that calls out to you to climb aboard and ride away to a magical place, all comes back to you in full force as you look at one photo after another of these amazingly crafted works of art. I was provided this copy by NetGalley and the publishers and offer this honest review of the book. It is a wonderful way to explore something that was taken for granted while enjoying the sights and sounds of the day on a carousel.