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Signature Architects of the San Francisco Bay Area

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When talk turns to architects who have made their mark in the San Francisco Bay Area, it often stops after two names-Bernard Maybeck and Julia Morgan. Widely admired, they are the stuff of legend. In a new book on the signature styles of Bay Area architecture, author and architecture critic Dave Weinstein takes aim at some of the most important yet lesser-known Bay Area architects-in other words, everyone else. What began as an outgrowth of articles he had written for the San Francisco Chronicle about preserving historic buildings is now a definitive work on the architecture of an area that is unlike any other. The fifteen architects profiled here were chosen not because they are the best the area has produced (though several are) but because their stories, taken together, provide a solid history of Bay Area residential architecture.

Fifteen Bay Area architects are profiled: the Newsom brothers, Leola Hall, Ernest Coxhead, Luther Turton, Albert Farr, John Hudson Thomas, Frank Wolfe, Birge Clark, Carr Jones, Gardner Dailey, Roger Lee, Jack Hillmer, Warren Callister, Donald Olsen, and the firm Ace Architects.

Sidebars cover topics such as What's a Queen Anne?, What's a Stick?, What's an Arts and Crafts Home?, and The Eichler Phenomenon

A summary on each architect including birth/death dates, style, active projects, famous projects, and a list of houses to visit

Architectural styles covered include English Cottage, Stucco, Prairie, Colonial, Modern, and more

Book News Annotation:

Featuring color photography by Linda Svendsen, this volume celebrates the work of 15 architects who made their mark designing residences in the San Francisco Bay Area. Journalist Weinstein talks briefly about legends Bernard Maybeck and Julia Morgan in the introduction, and then devotes his attention mainly to lesser-known architects such as Leola Hall and Albert Farr. Weinstein has been profiling architects for the San Francisco Chronicle for three years.
Annotation 2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Book News Annotation:

Featuring color photography by Linda Svendsen, this volume celebrates the work of 15 architects who made their mark designing residences in the San Francisco Bay Area. Journalist Weinstein talks briefly about legends Bernard Maybeck and Julia Morgan in the introduction, and then devotes his attention mainly to lesser-known architects such as Leola Hall and Albert Farr. Weinstein has been profiling architects for the San Francisco Chronicle for three years. Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

When talk turns to architects who have made their mark in the San Francisco Bay Area, it often stops after two names-Bernard Maybeck and Julia Morgan. Widely admired, they are the stuff of legend. In a new book on the signature styles of Bay Area architecture, author and architecture critic Dave Weinstein takes aim at some of the most important yet lesser-known Bay Area architects-in other words, everyone else.

Synopsis:

What began as an outgrowth of articles Weinstein had written for the "San Francisco Chronicle" about preserving historic buildings is now a definitive work on the architecture of an area that is unlike any other. Together, the 15 architects profiled provide a solid history of Bay Area residential architecture.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781586857516
Author:
Svendsen, Linda
Publisher:
Gibbs Smith Publishers
Author:
Weinstein, David
Author:
Weinstein, Dave
Subject:
Criticism
Subject:
Architecture
Subject:
U.S. Architecture - General
Subject:
Architects
Subject:
Architecture -- California.
Subject:
Architects -- California.
Subject:
Architecture-United States General
Subject:
Architecture -- History.
Publication Date:
20060331
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
144
Dimensions:
10.24x8.86x.76 in. 1.93 lbs.

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Product details 144 pages Gibbs Smith Publishers - English 9781586857516 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , When talk turns to architects who have made their mark in the San Francisco Bay Area, it often stops after two names-Bernard Maybeck and Julia Morgan. Widely admired, they are the stuff of legend. In a new book on the signature styles of Bay Area architecture, author and architecture critic Dave Weinstein takes aim at some of the most important yet lesser-known Bay Area architects-in other words, everyone else.
"Synopsis" by , What began as an outgrowth of articles Weinstein had written for the "San Francisco Chronicle" about preserving historic buildings is now a definitive work on the architecture of an area that is unlike any other. Together, the 15 architects profiled provide a solid history of Bay Area residential architecture.
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