- 101 great hikes of the San Francisco Bay Area (2011)
Avid hiker and experienced travel writer Ann Marie Brown knows the best places to hike in the San Francisco Bay Area, from oceanfront and mountain trails to scenic walks through wine country. This fourth edition of Moon 101 Great Hikes of the San Francisco Bay Area includes a new hiking tips section, updated trail maps for each hike, new chapter maps with sites plotted by region, and a new resources section.
- Art deco San Francisco : the architecture of Timothy Pflueger (2008)
Timothy Pfleuger designed the Castro Theatre and was one of San Francisco’s most prolific architects. Poletti surveys Pflueger's career and work starting with his San Francisco roots and continuing with his apprenticeship with J. R. Miller through the end of his prolific career.
- Artistic San Francisco (2011)
Featuring more than fifty artworks from the mid-1800s to the present, all from the collections of the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, Artistic San Francisco celebrates the sites and experiences of this extraordinary city through the eyes of the artists while providing a rare opportunity to witness the city's many changes over the past century and a half.
- A band of misfits : tales of the 2010 San Francisco Giants (2011)
Written in entertaining prose, the book is as much an enjoyable story to be reread through the years as it is a factual account of the events that brought the elusive title of World Series Champions to the Giants.
- Bay Area graffiti : '80s-'90s : early bombing (2011)
Veteran graffiti writers SFaustina and Jocelyn Superstar have collaborated on a history of the graffiti scene in the San Francisco Bay area from the early 1980s to the late 1990s. The result of their collaboration, Bay Area Graffiti: 80--90 , provides a glimpse into street art history that is seldom seen: one that is authored by a pair of writers who have 40 years of graffiti experience between them and provides an insider's view on history and relevance of graffiti.
- California Academy of Sciences : architecture in harmony with nature (2008)
In September of 2008 the new science museum opened its doors to a line of people over a mile long. The building, designed by Piano Renzo includes a living roof, an indoor rainforest and every attempt to be in harmony with its surroundings. This book is a celebration of this museum.
- Early women architects of the San Francisco Bay Area : the lives and work of fifty professionals, 1890-1951 (2010)
This book presents the lives, careers, and work of fifty largely unknown pioneers. It chronicles the triumphs and challenges these path-breaking women faced in their pursuit of entering and claiming space in the male-dominated field of architecture.
- The fabulous Sylvester : the legend, the music, the seventies in San Francisco (2005)
A loving portrait of a flamboyant and innovative star who epitomized a magical decade. A fun and fascinating view of a wild and liberating scene.
- Facing Eden: 100 years of landscape art in the Bay AreaI (1995)
Looking back over the past one hundred years, the contributors to this in-depth survey consider the diverse range of artists who have been influenced by the region's compelling unions of water and land, peaks and valleys, and ever-changing fog and mist-filtered light.
- Footsteps in the fog : Alfred Hitchcock's San Francisco (2002)
Narrates and documents Hitchcock's use of the San Francisco Bay Area as a film set including both movie stills and contemporary views.
- It felt like a kiss : glimpses of art in the Mission District of San Francisco (2011)
These essays by Mission District resident, Leena Prasad, allow the reader to feel the neighborhood and art as she does.
- Music and politics in San Francisco: from the 1906 quake to the Second World War (2012)
Looks at a broad swath of our City’s musical life in the first half of the 20th century through the formation of institutions of the Symphony, Opera and Conservatory, in tandem with issues of government support, labor relations and racial discrimination.
- Music for a city, music for the world: 100 years with the San Francisco Symphony (2011)
This beautifully illustrated centennial history of the Symphony uses archives and interviews to relate the achievements of our world-class orchestra, casting them both in terms of our City’s history and amazing social and technological changes of the past century.
- Outside the paint: when basketball ruled at the Chinese (2009)
Uses interviews to reconstruct the history of basketball as a form of recreation and community pride in San Francisco's segregated Chinatown of the 1930s and 1940s.
- Photographing San Francisco : digital field guide (2010)
Whether you aim to capture breathtaking photos of the majestic Golden Gate Bridge, crooked Lombard Street, infamous Alcatraz, or unique Victorian homes, this portable resource goes where you go and walks you through valuable tips and techniques for taking the best shot possible.
- San Francisco Ballet at Seventy-Five (2007)
Celebrating the 75th anniversary of the oldest ballet company in the U.S., this stunning visual retrospective offers a rare glimpse into the daily workings of a leading ballet company.
- San Francisco Bay Area murals : communities create their muses, 1904-1997 (1998)
The expanded and revised third edition of a popular visual collection, San Francisco Bay Area Murals captures the mural movement in all its rich detail. These remarkably expressive works of street art are meticulously captured and reviewed by a longtime scholar and aficionado of murals.
- San Francisco 49ers: where have you gone? : Joe Montana, Y.A. Tittle, Steve Young, and other 49ers greats (2011)
Catches up with the post-football lives of more fifty players who wore the red and gold.
- San Francisco Museum of Modern Art: 75 years of looking forward (2009)
This catalog accompanies the 75th anniversary exhibit at SFMOMA. This book includes fabulous images from the over 400 artworks shown as well as essays and stories that reveal the history of the museum.
- San Francisco's Playland at the Beach : the early years (2010)
Showcases the sights, rides, and attractions of this ocean front recreation destination during the first half of the twentieth century. There is a large collection of black and white photographs detailing the construction of the structures, citizens at play, and the behind the scenes work involved in running a major amusement center
- Signature Architects of the San Francisco Bay Area (2006)
In a new book on the "signature" styles of Bay Area architecture, author and architecture critic Dave Weinstein takes aim at some of the most important yet lesser-known Bay Area architects. Names include Ernest Coxhead, Leola Hall, and Warren Callister.
- Street art San Francisco: Mission muralismo (2009)
A gorgeously illustrated collection of essays documenting more than forty years of graffiti art and murals in the Mission District.
- The year of the San Francisco Giants : celebrating the 2 World Series champions. (2012)
The 2012 WORLD SERIES will be captured in stunning detail in the Official MLB WORLD SERIES Championship Recap Book.