The 1906 San Francisco Earthquake and Firestorm

Karin Breuer, Victoria Binder, James A. Ganz


A comprehensive survey of Arnold Genthe’s legendary photography of San Francisco’s 1906 earthquake and fire When disaster struck San Francisco on April 18, 1906, photographer Arnold Genthe grabbed a pocket camera and ventured out to document the destruction. Now, over a century later, the Achenbach Foundation for Graphic Arts presents the definitive collection of Genthe’s historic photographs. For the first time ever, this important body of work is shown in its entirety with newly printed photographs from ultra-high-resolution scans created from the original negatives, an overview of Genthe’s life, a mapping of his journey on that day, and a look at the aftermath of the disaster.

Creator Bio

Karin Breuer is curator in charge of the Achenbach Foundation for Graphic Arts. Victoria Binder is conservator of works on paper at the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco. James A. Ganz is senior curator of photographs at the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles. Carolin G?rgen is a fellow with the Terra Foundation for American Art in Giverny, France. Richard Misrach is a contemporary American photographer. Barret Oliver is a photographer and specialist in 20th-century printmaking. Colleen Terry is assistant curator for the Achenbach Foundation for Graphic Arts.

Price £30.00
Format Hardback
Publication Date 2 March 2021
Pages 240
Height 267mm
Width 241mm
Illustrations 150 photographs
Rights World
ISBN-13 9781951836153