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San Francisco is famous for its distinctive and well-preserved Victorian architecture. Victorianarchitectural historian and longtime SF resident Randolph Delehanty and photographer RichardSexton provide a pictorial and historical overview of this timeless look. In the Victorian Styletraces the development of Victorian architecture—influenced by both aesthetic trends and newadvances in building technology—as well as the history of the city's street plan development, buildingtrends, and parks. The book also offers a rare tour of the traditional Victorian interior, room by room,including not only grand halls, parlours, and dining rooms, but also rarely seen details such askitchens, pantries, and bathrooms. With over 150 color photographs, this informative historical guideis a must for tourists and Victorian lovers, as well as architects, designers, and decorators.

Synopsis:

In its first paperback edition, this seminal work on the hallmark architectural style of San Francisco is complete with a newly designed cover. Randolph Delehanty's authoritative, accessible text, paired with Richard Sexton's brilliant photographs, traces the development of Victorian architecture and tells the story of how these elaborate yet fundamentally modern homes were conceived and built. Extravagantly illustrated with scores of full-color photographs and line drawings, In the Victorian Style is not only the definitive sourcebook for architects, designers, and owners of Victorians everywhere, but a compelling look at the historical and cultural climate that shaped this eloquent architectural style that is still very much a part of our daily lives.

About the Author

Randolph Delehanty has written over a dozen books including San Francisco Victorians (0-8118-2771-2) and Randolph Delehanty's Ultimate Guide to New Orleans (0-8118-0870-X), which explores the Big Easy with a dozen walking tours. He lives in San Francisco.

Richard Sexton is a New Orleans-based photographer, writer, and lecturer. He also teaches photography at the New Orleans Academy of Fine Arts. His work has appeared in numerous publications, including Southern Accents, Garden Design, and Smithsonian. His m

Product Details

ISBN:
9780811817967
Author:
Delehanty, Randolph
Author:
Sexton, Richard
Publisher:
Chronicle Books
Subject:
History
Subject:
Domestic
Subject:
Architecture - Specific Styles
Subject:
Victoriana
Subject:
General Photography
Subject:
General Architecture
Subject:
Reference
Publication Date:
20060907
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
from 8 up to 17
Language:
English
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
1 x 1 x 1 in 1 lb
Age Level:
from 13 up to 99

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Product details 192 pages Chronicle Books - English 9780811817967 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , In its first paperback edition, this seminal work on the hallmark architectural style of San Francisco is complete with a newly designed cover. Randolph Delehanty's authoritative, accessible text, paired with Richard Sexton's brilliant photographs, traces the development of Victorian architecture and tells the story of how these elaborate yet fundamentally modern homes were conceived and built. Extravagantly illustrated with scores of full-color photographs and line drawings, In the Victorian Style is not only the definitive sourcebook for architects, designers, and owners of Victorians everywhere, but a compelling look at the historical and cultural climate that shaped this eloquent architectural style that is still very much a part of our daily lives.
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