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San Francisco Bay Area Architects and Architecture: Bay Area Architecture

A bibliographic research guide to finding information on Bay Area architects and architecture.

General Bay Area Architecture

Architecture and regional identity in the San Francisco Bay area, 1870-1970.  Lance V. Bernard. Lewiston, NY: Edwin Mellen Press, 2007.

Beautiful America's California Victorians, Kenneth Naversen. Woodburn, Or.: Beautiful America Pub. Co., c1998.​

Bay area houses, edited by Sally Woodbridge. New ed. Salt Lake City: Peregrine Smith Books, 1988.

Bay Area style: houses of the San Francisco Bay region. Alan Weintraub. New York : Rizzoli. 2004

Building with nature: roots of the San Francisco Bay Region tradition, [by] Leslie Mandelson Freudenheim & Elisabeth Sussman. Santa Barbara, Calif., P. Smith, 1974.

Building with nature: inspiration for the arts & crafts home. Leslie Mandelson Freudenheim. Salt Lake City: Gibbs Smith, 2005

California architecture: Historic American Buildings Survey. Sally B. Woodbridge. San Francisco: Chronicle Books, c1988. Good overview of California architectural history. Buildings included in the HABS.

The cottage book. Richard Sexton. San Francisco : Chronicle Books, c1989.

Livable Neighborhoods. Bradley Inman. San Francisco : Foghorn Press, c1992.

San Francisco Bay area missions Tekla N. White. Minneapolis, MN: Lerner Publications Co., 2008.

Old forms on a new land, California architecture in perspective. Harold Kirker. Niwot, Colo.: Roberts Rinehart Pub., c1991.

Remain to be Seen: Historic California Houses Open to the Public, by Elinor Richey. Berkeley, Calif., Howell-North Books [1973]

Victorian glory: in San Francisco and the Bay Area.   Paul Duchscherer. New York, N.Y.: Viking Studio, 2001

East Bay Architecture

The buildings of Berkeley. Robert Bernhardi. [Berkeley, Calif., Lederer, Street & Zeus Co., 1971]

Buildings of Berkeley: phase two. Robert Bernhardi. Oakland, Calif. : Forest Hill Press, c1991.

Buildings of Oakland. Robert Bernhardi. Oakland, Calif. : Forest Hill Press, c1979.

Buildings of the Edwardian period, City of Alameda, 1905 to December 31, 1909, researched and complied by George C. Gunn.[Alameda? : s.n.], 1988.

The Cathedral of Christ the Light: the making of a 21st century cathedral.  Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP. Ostfildern, Germany : Hatje Cantz Verlag, 2011.

Completion report. Oakland Cultural Heritage Survey, Oakland City Planning Department. [Oakland, Calif.] : The Dept., [1985]. Survey forms, criteria used to evaluate, lists of architects, and historic buildings in Adams Point & Downtown

East of these golden shores; architecture of the earlier days in Contra Costa and Alameda Counties. Bohn, Dave. [Oakland, Calif.] Junior League of Oakland [1971]

A living legacy: historic architecture of the East Bay. Mark A. Wilson; [San Francisco, Calif.]: Lexikos, 1987

Tales from the Elmwood: a community memory, Burl Willes. [Berkeley, Calif.]: Berkeley Historical Society, 2000.

Through these doors: discovering Oakland at Preservation Park, by Helaine Kaplan. Oakland, Calif.: Oakland Redevelopment Agency, Preservation Park, 1996

The ultimate Victorians of the continental side of San Francisco Bay. Berkeley, Calif., Howell-North Books [1970].

A walk through Temescal, a joint project of the Temescal Neighborhood History Project and the Oakland Heritage Alliance. Oakland, Calif.: Oakland Heritage Alliance, 1997. Series title: Oakland Heritage Alliance Neighborhood History Series; no. 1.

San Francisco Architecture

An amateur's guide: Victorian research in San Francisco, Judith Waldhorn. Menlo Park, Calif. : Stanford Research Institute, 1974.

Built for change: neighborhood architecture in San Francisco, Anne Vernez Moudon. Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press, 1986.

Gift to the Street. Carol Olwell and Judith Lynch Waldhorn. San Francisco: Antelope Island Press, [1976]

Great Buildings of San Francisco: A Photographic Guide. Robert C. Bernhardi. New York : Dover Publications, 1980

The great houses of San Francisco. photographs by Curt Bruce; text by Thomas Aidala. New York : Arch Cape Press : Distributed by Crown Publishers, 1987, c1974.

Here Today: San Francisco's Architectural Heritage. Roger Olmsted and T. H. Watkins. San Francisco, Chronicle Books [1968]

Historic San Francisco, a concise history and guide. Rand Richards. Updated. San Francisco Heritage House Publishers, c2007

On the Edge of the World: Four Architects in San Francisco at the Turn of the Century. Richard W. Longstreth. New York: Architectural History Foundation; Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press, 1983. American monograph series (Architectural History Foundation (New York, N.Y.)) Coxhead, Polk, Schweinfurth, Maybeck. Good bibliography.

The painted ladies revisited : San Francisco's resplendent Victorians inside and out , Elizabeth Pomada, Michael Larsen. 1st ed. New York : Dutton, 1989.

Post and park: a brief illustrated history of the Presidio of San Francisco by Stephen A. Haller. San Francisco : Golden Gate National Parks Association, c1997.

Sacred places of San Francisco. Ruth Hendricks Willard and Carol Green Wilson, sponsored by San Francisco Alumnae Panhellenic. Novato, CA: Presidio Press, c1985.

San Francisco, building the dream city. James Beach Alexander & James Lee Heig. San Francisco: Scottwall Associates, 2002.

San Francisco Twenty Corner Markets and one in the middle of the block. Paula Chamlee. Revere, PA: Lodima Press, 1997.

San Francisco Victorian Architecture: Construction and Reconstruction. [Judith Waldhorn, Gary Kray & Bill Lambert.]. [San Francisco?] : U. C.Extension, 1976.

San Francisco Modern: interiors, architecture & design. Zahid Sardar; San Francsico: Chronicle Books, 1998.

Splendid Survivors: San Francisco's Downtown Architectural Heritage. Michael R. Corbett. San Francisco, Calif. : California Living Books, c1979. Series title: A California living book.

Time's Wondrous Changes: San Francisco Architecture 1776-1915. Joseph Armstrong Baird, jr.; San Francisco; California Historical Society, 1962. Special publication (California Historical Society); no.36.

South Bay and Peninsula Architecture

The architecture of San Jose, California: a selected bibliography. Anthony G. White. Monticello, Ill. : Vance Bibliographies, [1987, c1986]. Series title: Architecture series--bibliography A 1781.

An enduring heritage: historic buildings of the San Francisco Peninsula. Dorothy F. Regnery; sponsored by the Junior League of Palo Alto, inc., Stanford, Calif.: Stanford University Press, 1976.

Gabriel Moulin's San Francisco Peninsula: town & country homes, 1910-1930, compiled by Donald DeNevi & Thomas Moulin; Sausalito, Calif.: Windgate Press, c1985

Two hundred years of Santa Clara Valley architecture, a stylistic survey; [exhibition] Aug. 22-Sept. 30, 1974. Triton Museum of Art. Santa Clara: The Museum, 1976.

The valley of Santa Clara: historic buildings, 1792-1920. Phyllis Filiberti Butler; with architectural supplement.2 .Novato, Calif.: Presidio Press, 1981