San Francisco: A Certain Style

San Francisco: A Certain Style

by Diane Dorrans Saeks, Chronicle Books
     
 

Now in a beautiful paperback edition, this lavish volume offers a detailed look inside the great homes of one of the world's most sophisticated cities. From chic Russian Hill apartments and grand Pacific Heights mansions to artists' lofts and legendary Victorians, San Francisco: A Certain Style documents the city's famous innovation, quality, and

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Overview

Now in a beautiful paperback edition, this lavish volume offers a detailed look inside the great homes of one of the world's most sophisticated cities. From chic Russian Hill apartments and grand Pacific Heights mansions to artists' lofts and legendary Victorians, San Francisco: A Certain Style documents the city's famous innovation, quality, and diversity in 200 full-color photographs. The accompanying text provides historical information, along with descriptions of famous houses in the area and chronological commentary on Bay Area architecture. A marvelous glimpse into the residences of local luminaries — and the work of such renowned architects and interior designers as Julia Morgan and Willis Polk — this book will be a source of entertainment, information, and inspiration for designers, homeowners and anyone who appreciates gracious living.

Editorial Reviews

Booknews
Lavishly illustrated with some 250 superior color photographs, this volume provides a sampling of some of this city's finest buildings. Includes a descriptive commentary on Bay Area architecture. No bibliography. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780811822343
Publisher:
Chronicle Books LLC
Publication date:
02/28/1999
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
9.87(w) x 9.87(h) x 0.62(d)

Meet the Author

Diane Dorrans Saeks is the California editor for Metropolitan Home , the interior design editor for PaperCity , the San Francisco correspondent for W and Women's Wear Daily , and a frequent contributor to national and international design publications. She

John Vaughan has traveled the globe photographing houses for Architectural Digest, HG, Better Homes and Gardens, and The New York Times, among others. Together, they authored San Francisco: A Certain Style (Chronicle Books, 1989).

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