There’s a new book out by one of my favorite authors that I thought I’d share with everyone.

Infinite City: A San Francisco Atlas, by Rebecca Solnit

From the description there:

“A reinvention of the traditional atlas … examining the many layers of meaning in one place, the San Francisco Bay Area.”

“Aided by artists, writers, cartographers, and twenty-two gorgeous color maps … Solnit takes us on a tour that will forever change the way we think about place. She explores the area thematically—connecting, for example, Eadweard Muybridge’s foundation of motion-picture technology with Alfred Hitchcock’s filming of Vertigo. Across an urban grid of just seven by seven miles, she finds seemingly unlimited landmarks and treasures—butterfly habitats, queer sites, murders, World War II shipyards, blues clubs, Zen Buddhist centers.”

“This atlas of the imagination invites us to search out the layers of San Francisco that carry meaning for us—or to discover our own infinite city, be it Cleveland, Toulouse, or Shanghai.”

We should get her to map all this stuff in URT 🙂