PRINT January 1965


Our San Francisco at the San Francisco Museum of Art

EVERY YEAR, AT CHRISTMAS TIME, competing with the expen­sive publications of glossy reproduc­tions of the paintings of Botticelli and the inevitable volumes of carefully-­diagrammed instructions for cooking just like Escoffier in your own kitchen­ette, there is, of course, a book about San Francisco. From this year’s ex­ample, “Our San Francisco,” published by Diablo Press, the San Francisco Mu­seum of Art is showing ten photographs by each of the five photographers whose work is included, Ernest Braun, Jacqueline Paul, Michael Bry, Jerry Stoll, and Phiz Mozesson. The book’s text is by San Francisco writers, Har­old Gilliam, Herb Caen, Art Hoppe, Ken­neth Rexroth, and Ralph J. Gleason.

Each photographer’s work illustrates one aspect of the city’s life: Braun, Shapes of the City; Paul, The Work­ing Day; Bry, The Bay; Stoll, Night; and Mozesson, We Live Here. Each photographer has worked out

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