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On the edge of the world : four architects in San Francisco at the turn of the century

Author: Richard W Longstreth; Architectural History Foundation.
Publisher: Berkeley, Calif. ; London : California Press, 1998, ©1983.
Series: American monograph series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard W Longstreth; Architectural History Foundation.
ISBN: 0520214153 9780520214156
OCLC Number: 877693539
Notes: Originally published: New York : Architecture History Foundation, 1983.
Description: xiv, 455 pages : illustrations, plans ; 26 cm.
Contents: Acknowledgments Foreword Introduction I Academic Eclecticism: The Question of Style II Training: London, New York, Paris III San Francisco: The Modern Cosmopolis IV Transition: A Few Young Men V Coxhead and Polk: The Rustic City House VI Coxhead and Polk: Rustic Suburban and Country Houses VII Coxhead and Polk: Large City and Country Houses VIII Coxhead and Polk: Civic Projects IX Schweinfurth: The Cause of Regional Expression X At the Turn of the Century: The New San Francisco XI Maybeck: The Struggle for Brief Moments of Eternal Conciliation Notes Bibliography List of Buildings and Projects Index
Series Title: American monograph series.
Responsibility: Richard Longstreth.

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