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Frozen Music: A Literary Exp;oration of California Architecture

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Book News Annotation:

Chu, whose background is in medieval studies and religion, has assembled 37 literary accounts of architecture in California, most of them excerpts from larger works of fiction or non-fiction. Among the selections are George Vancouver from A Voyage of Discovery to the North Pacific Ocean and Round the World, Gray Brechin on early synagogues of San Francisco, Edmond Wilson's "The Jumping-Off Place" from The American Earthquake, Allan Temko's "Bridge of Bridges--A Quantum Leap into Architectural Glory," Robert Duncan in Italian, Herb Caen's "Edifice Wrecks," Mike Davis from City of Quartz: Excavating the Future in Los Angeles, Ernest Callenbach From Ecotopia, and William Gibson's "Skinner's Room." No index is provided. Annotation ©2010 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN:
9781597141376
Author:
Chu, David
Publisher:
Heyday Books
Subject:
Architecture in literature
Subject:
Architecture -- California.
Subject:
Criticism
Subject:
ARCHITECTURE / Reference
Publication Date:
20100931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
288

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