On the Edge of the World: Four Architects in San Francisco at the Turn of the Century

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University of California Press, 1998 - Architecture - 455 pages
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Richard Longstreth provides a detailed picture of the early careers of four architects - Bernard Maybeck, Willis Polk, Ernest Coxhead, and A. C. Schweinfurth - who had a decisive impact on the course of design in the San Francisco Bay Area and who stand as significant contributors to American architecture around 1900. Their work sought a balance between tradition and innovation, between academic classicism and the asymmetry and informality championed by proponents of the arts and crafts movement.
  

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Contents

Introduction
1
The Question of Style
9
London New York Paris
40
The Modern Cosmopolis
67
A Few Young Men
82
The Rustic City House
107
Rustic Suburban and Country Houses
142
Large City and Country Houses
189
Civic Projects
221
The Cause of Regional Expression
258
The New San Francisco
296
The Struggle for Brief Moments of Eternal
312
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About the author (1998)

Richard Longstreth is Professor of American Civilization and Director of the Graduate Program in Historic Preservation, George Washington University. His most recent book is City Center to Regional Mall: Architecture, the Automobile, and Retailing in Los Angeles, 1920-1950 (1997).

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