A dream collector’s item for the seasoned traveler, urban explorer, or your most cosmopolitan friend, this bountiful bundle includes five volumes that celebrate some of the world’s most iconic cities.
Los Angeles. Portrait of a City
Explore the City of Angels from beaches to barrios, from tiny frontier towns to a glittering metropolis and the entertainment capital of the world. This suitably sun-drenched tribute to Los Angeles packs page after page with stunning photographs to capture the life and reinventions of L.A. from the 1880s to the present day.
New York. Portrait of a City
Love New York? Of course you do. This blockbuster collection of photography channels the city’s charisma, glamour, and grit and charts the history and many wonders of the Greatest City in the World. Nearly 600 pages feature the works of photographers like Margaret Bourke-White, Berenice Abbott, Ruth Orkin, Allen Ginsberg, and many more.
Paris. Portrait of a City
Built on two millennia of history, Paris is truly a city to fall in love with. This visual companion to the French metropolis brings together the chic spirit of the city through hundreds of meticulously researched images, from some of the very earliest pictures ever taken of Paris—by Louis Daguerre and Henry Fox Talbot—to iconic images of its fashion, art, and architecture.
Rome, Portrait of a City
Rome is a place where past and present, spectacle and the everyday collide around every corner; where Baroque drama flourishes alongside ancient classical wonders; where necks crane to admire Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel; and where Fellini immortalized la dolce vita. This photographic portrait of Rome brings you all the history and all the wonders of an incomparable cultural capital.
San Francisco. Portrait of a City
Since the mid-1800s, San Francisco has attracted artists, free spirits, dreamers and entrepreneurs. With nearly 500 pages of stunning images sourced from dozens of archives and collections, this volume depicts the city from its earliest history to the present day.