San Francisco Modern: Interiors, Architecture and Design

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Chronicle Books, Sep 1, 1998 - Architecture - 204 pages
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Modernism eschews historical references and ornament in favor of pure forms. In homes and furnishings, this translates into dramatic symmetrical compositions, geometric shapes, and a fondness for open spaces. San Francisco Modern is the first book to survey modernism as it is seen in many magnificent Bay Area residences. Graced with dramatic landscapes and light, San Francisco has inspired some of the world's most creative and influential architects and designers. It has also thoroughly embraced the modern aesthetic. In this richly illustrated tour of some of the Bay Area's most striking homes, author Zahid Sardar unveils 32 premier examples of modernist exteriors and interiors, from apartments on famed Russian Hill to spacious lofts in the funky South of Market district, and from new homes built in Oakland's fire-ravaged hills to stunning houses in the wine country. With a foreword by Mario Botta and an introduction discussing the origins of Bay Area modernism, San Francisco Modern is an impressive sourcebook of contemporary style, one to be embraced by architects and designers as well as home owners looking for inspiration.
 

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Sardar, architecture and design editor of the San Francisco Examiner Sunday magazine, presents modern interior design as exhibited in San Francisco homes. He begins with a history of the evolution of ... Read full review

Contents

FOREWORD BY MARK BOTTA
9
HO 1 E AS GALLERY
23
BOYD RESIDENCE A HOUSE IN THE OAKLAND HILLS 4 1
41
SMALL SPACES BIG ID E A
65
STEELYLIU RESIDENCE A HOUSE NEAR BUENA VISTA 7 9
79
R 1 FOR III STO R V
159
B AY R E G ION I N T E R N AT I O N A L
197
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About the author (1998)

Zahid Sardar is the architecture and design editor of the San Francisco Examiner Sunday Magazine. His articles have also appeared in many national magazines. A native of Bombay, today he lives in San Francisco.

J.D. Peterson specializes in architectural photography and publishes an award-winning on-line magazine called Ruse Magazine. He lives in San Francisco.

Mario Botta is an internationally renowned architect. He designed San Francisco's new Museum of Modern Art.

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