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Signature Architects of the San Francisco Bay Area review List Price: $29.95 Deal Price : $29.95 You Save : ( %) Or Click Here Usually ships in 24 hours Eligible for FREE Super Saver Shipping Detail : ASIN: 1586857517 Hardcover Book Product Description-Signature Architects of the San Francisco Bay Area 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 Related Product: - Architectural Guidebook to San Francisco and the Bay Area - NorCalMod: Icons of Northern California Modernism - Toward a Simpler Way of Life: The Arts and Crafts Architects of California - Bay Area Style: San Francisco Bay Region Houses - Infinite City: A San Francisco Atlas http://astore.amazon.com/konhollow-20/detail/1586857517 http://store.xiiiv.com/?t=signature-architects-the-san-francisco-bay-area&i=1586857517 Customer Reviews: 9 of 9 people found the following review helpful Well written, Beautifully Illustrated, May 31, 2006 By John Matlock "Gunny" (Winnemucca, NV) This review is from: Signature Architects of the San Francisco Bay Area (Hardcover) Every city has a wide variety of buildings. But San Francisco, because of its small size puts a wide variety of architectural styles in close proximity. San Francisco is unique (with the possible exception of Boston) in that the down town residential areas have been kept up, have kept their value, and are considered to be desirable places to live.As the book says, I'm not sure that there is a Bay Area traditional architecture. Instead it seems that a Victorian house can be adjacent to an ultra modern with no jarring conflict in the mind.This well written, beautifully illustrated book, perhaps untentionally seems to tell why this is so. Mr. Weinstein describes the work of fifteen of the Bay Areas most famous architects. Their styles vary, and perhaps because of this these fifteen architects just may be the reason that San Francisco architecture is so diverse. Other architects or prospective house builders have taken ideas from this fifteen.Besides... 11 of 12 people found the following review helpful Great way to explore wonderful Bay Area architecture!, July 13, 2006 By V. K. Garry "historic preservationist" (Oakland CA) This review is from: Signature Architects of the San Francisco Bay Area (Hardcover) Written in a style that's friendly, accessible, witty, and imaginative, Dave Weinstein really brings the personality and history of Bay Area architecture and architects to life in his book. Great photography too!
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