(Two Bay Area authors on architecture)
NorCalMod: Icons of Northern California Modernism
With Pierluigi Serraino
Controversy has often surrounded modernist architecture in Northern California, a region with its own distinct stylistic tradition. In I, Pierluigi Serraino examines not only the heated debate that swirls around modernism in the Bay Area, but the significant modern buildings often “hidden in plain view” throughout the region.
Pierluigi Serraino is an architect, theorist and writer. Trained in Rome and California, he is the author of several books, including Modernism Rediscovered . He lives in Berkeley, California.
Architecture of the San Francisco Bay Area: History and Guide
Anyone who loves San Francisco architecture will enjoy this fascinating and well organized guidebook that covers California architecture from its beginnings to the present. Beautifully illustrated with color photos, sketches and maps, this book is a must-have for Bay area history and design buffs.
Mitchell Schwarzer is professor of art and architectural history at California College of the Arts, where he chairs the Department of Visual Studies. He has written for architectural magazines and academic journals, and has authored several books, including, Zoomscape: Architecture in Motion and Media and German Architectural Theory and the Search for Modern Identity.
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Added by Pamela Troy on October 19, 2006