Novato, CA: Presidio Press, 1975. First edition. Paperback Original. Octavo, pp. 192, indexed, illustrated with b/w drawings and photographs. Very Good. Item #20182
The architecture of the Santa Clara Valley, as put so magnificently on record in this charming book, virtually recapitulates the entire architectural history of greater California. The author has give us stories - superb stories - to go with architecture; for it is not styles and trends which account for building, it is the hopes and dreams and passions of men and women. There is a delightful balance of historical, personal and architectural background in the book that will please both old-timers and newcomers.