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After the Ruins, 1906 and 2006: Rephotographing the San Francisco Earthquake and Fire Paperback – March 8, 2006


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  • Paperback: 134 pages
  • Publisher: University of California Press; 1 edition (March 8, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0520245563
  • ISBN-13: 978-0520245563
  • Product Dimensions: 0.5 x 9.8 x 10.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.9 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,096,411 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"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 history's power and its proximity. Klett, Fradkin, and Solnit are brilliant guides through San Francisco landscapes then and now." - William Deverell, Director, Huntington-USC Institute on California and the West." "There has never been a book on this subject with these perspectives and this depth. The combination of Fradkin's solid historical research with Solnit's illuminating historical insight combined with Klett's extensive rephotography breaks new ground." - Robert Dawson, photographer of Farewell Promised Land: Waking from the California Dream"

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"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 history’s power and its proximity. Klett, Fradkin, and Solnit are brilliant guides through San Francisco landscapes then and now.”—William Deverell, Director, Huntington-USC Institute on California and the West.”

“There has never been a book on this subject with these perspectives and this depth. The combination of Fradkin’s solid historical research with Solnit’s illuminating historical insight combined with Klett’s extensive rephotography breaks new ground.”—Robert Dawson, photographer of Farewell Promised Land: Waking from the California Dream

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.”—Jennifer A. Watts, Curator of Photographs, The Huntington Library

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Angie2 on June 26, 2007
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I received this book along with another one called: "Denial of Disaster: The Untold Story and Photographs of the San Francisco",by Gladys Hansen.

Both books are wonderful to read together because the book by Hansen describes what happened during and after the 1906 Fire (and/or 1906 Earthquake), and this book by Fradkin shows more photos from the tragic event. Thus, I recommend both books highly.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Midwest Book Review on August 18, 2006
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AFTER THE RUINS: 1906 AND 2006 - REPHOTOGRAPHING THE SAN FRANCISCO EARTHQUAKE AND FIRE has been a century in the making, and deserves a spot on any collection purported to be even halfway authoritative about San Francisco or California history. Its purpose seemed simple: to capture the meaning and impact of the 1906 quake through juxtaposing 'before' and 'after' photos, right down to the very angle of original landscapes. The idea was to also document how the city's landscape changed because of and since the quake: black and white and duotone photos by photographer Karin Breuer compliment essays by Philip L. Fradkin and Rebecca Solnit, longtime writers on California history, compliment an outstanding survey. College-level holdings on urban planning and design also should make this a special pick: it's an important documentation of how urban disasters change urban landscapes.

Diane C. Donovan

California Bookwatch
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By raceinggreen on June 19, 2008
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Anyone who loves San Francisco needs this book. Its obvious that a lot of work went into making this book. Its not a slap-dash book put together by some promo conmpany. It was lovingly created to allow us a before and now look at the City.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Mike L'Alouette on August 6, 2008
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This book is good, but more on a "slow to grow on you" scale. I've been to SF., so a lot of the places in the up-date photographs I knew. In that sense, it creates a better impression of the scale of the damage, with the more panoramic studies being (visually) comparable to either Nagasaki or Hiroshima for their almost shock value.
Good Book: Glad I got it !
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