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In the Victorian Style
     

In the Victorian Style

by Randolph Delehanty
 

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San Francisco is famous for its distinctive and well-preserved Victorian architecture. Victorianarchitectural historian and longtime SF resident Randolph Delehanty and photographer RichardSexton provide a pictorial and historical overview of this timeless look. In the Victorian Styletraces the development of Victorian architecture—influenced by both aesthetic

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San Francisco is famous for its distinctive and well-preserved Victorian architecture. Victorianarchitectural historian and longtime SF resident Randolph Delehanty and photographer RichardSexton provide a pictorial and historical overview of this timeless look. In the Victorian Styletraces the development of Victorian architecture—influenced by both aesthetic trends and newadvances in building technology—as well as the history of the city's street plan development, buildingtrends, and parks. The book also offers a rare tour of the traditional Victorian interior, room by room,including not only grand halls, parlours, and dining rooms, but also rarely seen details such askitchens, pantries, and bathrooms. With over 150 color photographs, this informative historical guideis a must for tourists and Victorian lovers, as well as architects, designers, and decorators.

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A comprehensive homage to the eloquence and endurance of San Francisco's Victorian architecture, that encompasses both urban and architectural history, as well as a room-by-room tour of Victorian interiors, the building and servicing of a Victorian home, and how residents today are modifying the adaptable structures. Exceptional color photographs throughout. 91/4x121/4". Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780811853606
Publisher:
Chronicle Books LLC
Publication date:
09/07/2006
Pages:
192
Sales rank:
1,111,274
Product dimensions:
9.25(w) x 12.25(h) x 1.00(d)

Meet the Author

Randolph Delehanty has written over a dozen books including San Francisco Victorians (0-8118-2771-2) and Randolph Delehanty s Ultimate Guide to New Orleans (0-8118-0870-X), which explores the Big Easy with a dozen walking tours. He lives in San Francisco.

Richard Sexton is a New Orleans-based photographer, writer, and lecturer. He also teaches photography at the New Orleans Academy of Fine Arts. His work has appeared in numerous publications, including Southern Accents, Garden Design, and Smithsonian. His m

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