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  • Paperback: 166 pages
  • Publisher: University of California Press; 1 edition (Nov. 29 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0520262506
  • ISBN-13: 978-0520262508
  • Product Dimensions: 17.8 x 1.8 x 30.5 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 590 g
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 1 customer review
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #204,850 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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“A joyous book.”
(San Francisco Chronicle 2010-11-03)

“Inventive and affectionate.”
(Lise Funderburg New York Times Book Review 2010-12-05)

“This nicely designed book offers a collection of essays and subject specific maps anyone who loves San Francisco will enjoy poring over.”
(Bob Walch Bookloons.com 2011-10-18)

“Brilliantly disorients our native sense of place.”
(Jonathon Keats San Francisco Magazine 2010-12-01)

“This is an amazing and thought-provoking book.”
(Geist 2012-11-05)

“A richly textured graphic book that no electronic format can master yet, Infinite City features Rebecca Solnit as cultural and historical tour guide through the city she calls home.”
(Bridget Kinsella Shelf Awareness 2010-10-18)

“A fresh and intriguing spin on mapmaking.”
(Elizabeth Ryan Utne 2010-11-01)

“A thrilling new book.”
(Nicole Gluckstern San Francisco Bay Guardian 2010-12-01)

“A gorgeously produced collection of maps and essays.”
(Nikil Saval Los Angeles Review Of Books 2011-07-28)

“Breathtakingly original.”
(San Francisco Bay Guardian 2010-11-23)

“A treasure of intricate, intimate maps.”
(Adam Hartzell SF360 2010-12-20)

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"At last a field book with the sense of San Francisco—the non sense, the real sense, the mysteries of the microclimates, gays and butterflies, gangs, boulevards and mysterious alleys. All here!"—Michael McClure

"Downright near infinite, at any rate, the good fortune of a city blessed with such antic chroniclers as Rebecca Solnit, First Citizen of the Imagination, and her entire splendid crew. There's one map missing, though, from this marvelous little volume: the MRI of any reader lucky enough to wander into its myriad graven precincts—synapses firing, dendrites scintillating away, a whole mad happy carnival of fresh neuronal associations."—Lawrence Weschler, author of Everything that Rises: A Book of Convergences

"Solnit's writing is born of intense reverie and deep reading, passionate inquiry and political defiance; she is a lyric questor for the texture of everyday life, and she attends to places and to their variety and particularity with an exhilarating form of attention that illuminates and transforms her subjects. Infinite City is a marvellous atlas, a new approach to history-making and storytelling; it's also a highly original praise song to many San Franciscos, a multi-layered and polyphonic testament, alert to the play of detail and to the grand design, to the shadows of memory that fall, the restless shifts in the urban scene and the vital energy of overlooked subjectivities."—Marina Warner

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