San Francisco is famous for its distinctive and well-preserved Victorian architecture. Victorian architectural historian and longtime SF resident Randolph Delehanty and photographer Richard Sexton provide a pictorial and historical overview of this timeless look. In the Victorian Style traces the development of Victorian architectureinfluenced by both aesthetic trends and new advances in building technologyas well as the history of the city's street plan development, building trends, and parks. The book also offers a rare tour of the traditional Victorian interior, room by room, including not only grand halls, parlors, and dining rooms, but also rarely seen details such as kitchens, pantries, and bathrooms. With over 150 color photographs, this informative historical guide is a must for tourists and Victorian lovers, as well as architects, designers, and decorators.
Size: 9 X 12 V
Age Range: 160 color photographs
Publication Date: 08/24/2006
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.