Synopses & Reviews
For more than a century the refined but playful elegance of Victorian houses has helped define the style and identity of the city by the bay. San Francisco Victorians showcases the variety and charm of the city's signature houses. This generous but portable survey features the most picturesque of the Victorians and exquisite Queen Annes, including classically restored marvels and the more fancifully decorated "painted ladies." Focusing on breathtaking exteriors and finely turned details from homes in all of the city's neighborhoods, and with a fun, informative text by noted Victorian architecture authority Randolph Delehanty, San Francisco Victorians is an enchanting and colorful look at these enduring beauties.
This generous but portable survey of the city by the bay showcases its most picturesque Victorians and Queen Annes. Delehanty, a noted Victorian authority, writes essays that put the 160 color photos in their architectural context.
About the Author
Mike Blumensaadt is a San Francisco-based photographer.
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.