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After the Ruins: 1906 and 2006: Rephotographing the San Francisco Earthquake and Fire

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How exactly has San Franciscoand#8217;s urban landscape changed in the hundred years since the earthquake and cataclysmic firestorms that destroyed three-quarters of the city in 1906? For this provocative rephotography project, bringing past and present into dynamic juxtaposition, renowned photographer Mark Klett has gone to the same locations pictured in forty-five compelling historic photographs taken in the days following the 1906 earthquake and fires and precisely duplicated each photographand#8217;s vantage point. The result is an elegant and powerful comparison that challenges our preconceptions about time, history, and culture. and#147;I think the pictures ask us to become aware of the extraordinary qualities of our own distinct moment in time. But it is a realization that a particular future is not guaranteed by the flow of time in any given direction.and#8221; So says Mark Klett discussing this multilayered project in an illuminating interview included in this lavishly produced volume, which accompanies an exhibition at The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco.

After the Ruins, 1906 and 2006 features a vivid essay by noted environmental historian Philip Fradkin on the events surrounding and following the 1906 earthquake, which he describes as and#147;the equivalent of an intensive, three-day bombing raid, complete with many tons of dynamite that acted as incendiary devices.and#8221; A lyrical essay by acclaimed writer Rebecca Solnit considers the meaning of ruins, resurrection, and the evolving geography and history of San Francisco.

Copub: Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco

Synopsis:

A book of rephotography on the 1906 San Francisco earthquake, combined with essays by Rebecca Solnit and historian Philip Fradkin, and an interview with the photographer.

Synopsis:

"After the Ruins is a remarkable achievement. A moving commemoration of a tragic centennial; the residual landscapes of San Francisco that beckon from these words and pictures remind us of historyand#8217;s power and its proximity. Klett, Fradkin, and Solnit are brilliant guides through San Francisco landscapes then and now.and#8221;and#151;William Deverell, Director, Huntington-USC Institute on California and the West.and#8221;

and#147;There has never been a book on this subject with these perspectives and this depth. The combination of Fradkinand#8217;s solid historical research with Solnitand#8217;s illuminating historical insight combined with Klettand#8217;s extensive rephotography breaks new ground.and#8221;and#151;Robert Dawson, photographer of Farewell Promised Land: Waking from the California Dream

and#147;After the Ruins is, in some ways, a century in the making. It is well worth the wait: Klett and his colleagues continue to push the meaning, significance, and power of rephotography. In this poignant commemoration of urban tragedy, they have offered us a meditation on history, imagery, and landscape.and#8221;and#151;Jennifer A. Watts, Curator of Photographs, The Huntington Library

Synopsis:

A collection of essays accompany this collection of photos of San Francisco following the 1906 earthquake and fire, juxtaposed with photos of the city today.

About the Author

Mark Klett, Regentand#8217;s Professor of Art at Arizona State University, is author of eleven books of photography, among them Third View: A Rephotographic Survey of the American West (2004), Revealing Territory (1992), and One City/Two Visions: San Francisco Panoramas 1878 and 1990 (1990). His photographs have been shown and are in the permanent collections of the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Oakland Museum of California, and the Huntington Library. Philip Fradkin is author of ten acclaimed books on the American West including The Great Earthquake and Firestorms of 1906: How San Francisco Nearly Destroyed Itself (California 2004) and The Seven States of California (California, 1997). He shared a Pulitzer Prize while at the Los Angeles Times. Rebecca Solnitand#8217;s previous books include River of Shadows: Eadweard Muybridge and the Technological Wild West (2003), winner of the 2003 National Book Criticand#8217;s Circle Award, Wanderlust: A History of Walking (2001), and Savage Dreams: A Journey into the Landscape Wars of the American West (California, 1999).

Table of Contents

Foreword, by Harry S. Parker III

Acknowledgments

Mark Klett, Rephotography, and the Story of Two San Franciscos

An Interview with Karin Breuer

Hell on Earth

Philip L. Fradkin

The Ruins of Memory

Rebecca Solnit

Photographs

Maps of Photograph Locations

List of Photographs and Credits

Product Details

ISBN:
9780520245563
Essay:
Klett, Mark
Essay:
Fradkin, Philip L.
With:
Lundgren, Michael
Photographer:
Klett, Mark
Essay:
Solnit, Rebecca
Essay:
Fradkin, Philip L.
Author:
Lundgren, Mich&amp
Author:
Solnit, Rebecca
Author:
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Author:
Lundgren, Michael
Author:
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Author:
Klett, Mark
Author:
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Author:
Fradkin, Philip L.
Author:
Solnit, Rebecca
Publisher:
University of California Press
Subject:
History
Subject:
Earthquakes & Volcanoes
Subject:
Subjects & Themes - Travel - U.S./West
Subject:
Photoessays & Documentaries
Subject:
United States - State & Local - West
Subject:
Subjects & Themes - Landscapes
Subject:
San Francisco (Calif.)
Subject:
San Francisco (Calif.) History.
Subject:
PHOTOGRAPHY / General
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20060331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
56 duotones, 55 color, 2 maps, 2 double
Pages:
134
Dimensions:
10 x 11 x 0.5 in 1.14 lb

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Product details 134 pages University of California Press - English 9780520245563 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , A book of rephotography on the 1906 San Francisco earthquake, combined with essays by Rebecca Solnit and historian Philip Fradkin, and an interview with the photographer.
"Synopsis" by ,
"After the Ruins is a remarkable achievement. A moving commemoration of a tragic centennial; the residual landscapes of San Francisco that beckon from these words and pictures remind us of historyand#8217;s power and its proximity. Klett, Fradkin, and Solnit are brilliant guides through San Francisco landscapes then and now.and#8221;and#151;William Deverell, Director, Huntington-USC Institute on California and the West.and#8221;

and#147;There has never been a book on this subject with these perspectives and this depth. The combination of Fradkinand#8217;s solid historical research with Solnitand#8217;s illuminating historical insight combined with Klettand#8217;s extensive rephotography breaks new ground.and#8221;and#151;Robert Dawson, photographer of Farewell Promised Land: Waking from the California Dream

and#147;After the Ruins is, in some ways, a century in the making. It is well worth the wait: Klett and his colleagues continue to push the meaning, significance, and power of rephotography. In this poignant commemoration of urban tragedy, they have offered us a meditation on history, imagery, and landscape.and#8221;and#151;Jennifer A. Watts, Curator of Photographs, The Huntington Library

"Synopsis" by , A collection of essays accompany this collection of photos of San Francisco following the 1906 earthquake and fire, juxtaposed with photos of the city today.
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