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Port City: The history and transformation of the Port of San Francisco, 1848-2010 /

Corbett, Michael R.

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ISBN 10: 0615398316 / ISBN 13: 9780615398310
Published by San Francisco Architectural Heritage, San Francisco, Calif, 2010
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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Quarto in illus., maps (some color); 248 p., 29 cm. Scarce. Contents: The port landscape and the city -- Commerce -- The Board of State Harbor Commissioners -- Ships, rails, and trucks -- Tenants and workers -- Engineering -- Architecture and planning -- Epilogue : the Port since 1969 -- Catalogue [of sites and structures] -- Appendix : the Chief Engineer and the Engineering Department. Fine copy in near fine DJ with faintest edgewear; light, barely noticeable soil spots to DJ; else excellent copy; pages are bright and free of marks and creases; binding is tight and square. Bookseller Inventory # 84159

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Title: Port City: The history and transformation of...

Publisher: San Francisco Architectural Heritage, San Francisco, Calif

Publication Date: 2010

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

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Port City is the first book to tell the comprehensive and largely unknown story of the city's waterfront. For most of its history, the Port played a major role in the daily lives of many San Franciscans. In addition to the sailors, longshoremen, and others who worked along the waterfront, workers in factories, warehouses, and offices were employed in jobs that directly depended on and had regular contact with the port. Port City looks at the geography of these connections to illuminate the role of the port in the city's life. It chronicles the heyday of the port as a flourishing nexus of shipping and commerce and puts this story in today's context. Port City is richly illustrated with historical images, drawings, maps, and specially-commissioned color photographs.

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Michael R. Corbett is an architectural historian who has been researching and writing about San Francisco since 1973. He is the author of Splendid Survivors: San Francisco's Downtown Architectural Heritage (1979), the influential survey that formed the basis of the downtown plan and remains a standard reference on San Francisco architecture. Among other projects, he wrote National Register historic district nominations for the San Francisco Civic Center (1978), the Port of San Francisco Embarcadero Historic District (2006), and the Uptown Tenderloin (2008), as well as a history of North Beach (2010). He also contributed to Facing Eden: 100 Years of Landscape Art in the Bay Area (1995), Courthouses of California: An Illustrated History (2001), and The de Young in the 21st Century: A Museum by Herzog and de Meuron (2005). His long-standing interest in engineering and industry is reflected in the article Meatpacking in The Encyclopedia of New York City (1995) and the exhibition catalogue Building California: Technology and the Landscape (1998).

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