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
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