On the Edge of the World: Four Architects in San Francisco at the Turn of the Century
The four men who are the subject of this book were all trained in the traditional European mode, but in transferring their ideas from Europe to the American West, they incorporated rustic vernacular precedents and local materials to create the distinct style of the San Francisco Bay area.
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