The Sutro Baths, now a modern ruin, were a quintessential Victorian site of amusement, education, health, and leisure. It seems difficult to imagine the scope of Sutro’s from the remaining ruins today. From the Wikipedia entry on the baths: “A visitor to the baths not only had a choice of seven different swimming pools—one fresh water and six […]
This course is an exploration of San Francisco modernism. Inspired by the work of Benjamin, Foucault, Debord, and Agamben—all of whom remain somewhere in the background in this class—this course present a unique reading of the history of the present of San Francisco.