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In the Victorian Style

In the Victorian Style


By Randolph Delehanty,Photographs by Richard Sexton


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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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Size: 9 x 12 in;
Pages: 192 pp;
160 color photographs
Format: Hardcover
Publication: August 2006
ISBN: 9780811853606
ISBN10: 811853608
Randolph Delehanty is the author of eight books, including San Francisco: The Ultimate Guide andNew Orleans: Elegance and Decadence, both published by Chronicle Books. A longtime SanFrancisco resident, he has also lived in New Orleans where he directed the University of New Orleans's Ogden Museum of Southern Art.

Richard Sexton has authored or coauthored several books, including Chronicle Books' The Cottage Book, Parallel Utopias: The Quest for Community, and, with Randolph Delehanty, New Orleans: Elegance and Decadence. His work has appeared in such publications as the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times Magazine, and Smithsonian. He lives in New Orleans.