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Richard W. Longstreth

Titles by This Author

Architecture, the Automobile, and Retailing in Los Angeles, 1920-1950
Four Architects in San Francisco at the Turn of the Century

The four men who are the subject of this book were all trained in the traditional European mode, but in transferring their ideas from Europe to the American West, they incorporated rustic vernacular precedents and local materials to create the distinct style of the San Francisco Bay area.Richard W. Longstreth is Director of the Graduate Program in Historic Preservation at George Washington University. On the Edge of the World is included in the Architectural History Foundation American Monograph Series.

This is the first comprehensive and fully documented study of Philadelphia's architecture (originally published in hardcover in 1974), covering all sections of the city and covering buildings from all periods, from those that have stood since Colonial times to influential and representative works of the twentieth century.