City by Design: San Francisco: An Architectural Perspective of the Greater San Francisco Bay Area

City by Design: San Francisco: An Architectural Perspective of the Greater San Francisco Bay Area

by Panache Partners, LLC
     
 

Showcasing prominent commercial structures and the talented architects who brought them to life, these pictorial histories contain outstanding photography of some of the leading cities in the United States. Offering insight into the diversity and progression of metropolitan architecture, different firms represented in this series discuss the influences found in

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Showcasing prominent commercial structures and the talented architects who brought them to life, these pictorial histories contain outstanding photography of some of the leading cities in the United States. Offering insight into the diversity and progression of metropolitan architecture, different firms represented in this series discuss the influences found in their featured work. Illuminating the unique and defining characteristics of each building, the process that brought it to fruition, and the impact each structure had on the community at large, these artistic chronicles will delight lovers of architecture, travel, and urban living.

An inspiring history of one of the country’s most beloved regions, this celebration exhibits the work of the firms responsible for creating the Bay Area’s architectural fabric. Featured works include the restoration of San Francisco City Hall, the extensive additions to the AIA San Francisco’s headquarters, mixed-use row-house development, and the state-of-the-art de Young Museum.

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From the Publisher

"Recommended nationally to design and architectural schools and locally to public libraries in California."  —Library Journal

Library Journal
This is about the tenth in a series of volumes aimed at highlighting 21st-century architectural design in various American cities, including previous titles on Atlanta, Orlando, Denver, and Chicago. Each volume addresses about 50 public and commercial buildings in about five to ten pages of brief text accompanied by copious color photographs. The coverage includes bridges, bookstores, art museums, concert halls, town halls, and office centers. The listed architects are usually local, although a few international firms are sometimes cited. The photographs testify to the burgeoning popularity of modernism, cubism, and minimalism in our postindustrialized urbane society. Panache Partners' comparable surveys cover dream houses, party galas, and wealthy wineries. VERDICT Recommended nationally to design and architectural schools and locally to public libraries in California.—Peter Kaufman, Boston Architectural Coll.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781933415499
Publisher:
Panache Partners LLC
Publication date:
10/01/2009
Series:
City By Design series Series
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
9.18(w) x 12.34(h) x 1.05(d)

Meet the Author

Panache Partners, LLC, is a publishing company based in Dallas, Texas, that specializes in developing upscale coffee-table books on luxury lifestyle subjects including architecture, interior design, golf, wine, art, event planning, and travel.

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