The Early Public Garages of San Francisco

The Early Public Garages of San Francisco

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qThis book investigates a group of noteworthy public garages featuring facade designs based on historical architectural styles. Considering the garages' function, the facades exhibit a surprising grace and nobility. The book--a fresh perspective on the value of older utilitarian buildings--concludes with a call to preserve these structures and adapt them to compatible new usesq--Provided by publisher.The goal necessitated the emphatic rejection of the garage a€” not only as an industrialized interior environment, but also as a working architectural machine. ... transforms the garage into a a€œnormala€ building in the sense of being habitable a€” analogous to home and office. ... And while architecture has been used for thousands of years to sell and promote objects and ideas, this is very specifically theanbsp;...

Title:The Early Public Garages of San Francisco
Author: Mark D. Kessler
Publisher:McFarland - 2013-04-22

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