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On the Edge of the World

Four Architects in San Francisco at the Turn of the Century

Richard Longstreth (Author)

Available worldwide

Paperback, 455 pages
ISBN: 9780520214156
May 1998
$47.95, £35.95
Richard Longstreth 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 Francisco Bay Area and who stand as significant contributors to American architecture.
Richard Longstreth is Professor of American Civilization and Director of the Graduate Program in Historic Preservation, George Washington University. His most recent book is City Center to Regional Mall: Architecture, the Automobile, and Retailing in Los Angeles, 1920-1950 (1997).

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