In the Victorian Style

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Chronicle Books, Sep 7, 2006 - House & Home - 192 pages
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San Francisco is famous for its distinctive and well-preserved Victorian architecture. Victorianarchitectural historian and longtime SF resident Randolph Delehanty and photographer RichardSexton provide a pictorial and historical overview of this timeless look. In the Victorian Styletraces the development of Victorian architecture—influenced by both aesthetic trends and newadvances in building technology—as well as the history of the city's street plan development, buildingtrends, and parks. The book also offers a rare tour of the traditional Victorian interior, room by room,including not only grand halls, parlours, and dining rooms, but also rarely seen details such askitchens, pantries, and bathrooms. With over 150 color photographs, this informative historical guideis a must for tourists and Victorian lovers, as well as architects, designers, and decorators.

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Randolph Delehanty (San Francisco) is a Victorian architectural historian. His eight books include San Francisco: The Ultimate Guide and New Orleans: Elegance and Decadence.

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