Paul V. Turner is Wattis Professor of Art, Emeritus, in the Department of Art and Art History at Stanford University.
"[A]n unexpectedly fresh addition to the ever-longer shelf of books on the ever-provocative architect ... Turner gives us a scholarly but flavorful history that's far more satisfying than the lavish monographs or detailed studies that Wright tends to attract."-John King, San Francisco Chronicle -- John King San Francisco Chronicle "[A]s Turner ... shows in this astute architectural study (based on a class he taught for many years at Stanford University), the area is host to a fascinating cross-section of Wright's work and was the focus of an especially intriguing set of unbuilt projects."-Publishers Weekly Publishers Weekly "[T]he Stanford University professor of art and architecture, who has lived in San Francisco for more than 40 years, makes a strong case-and an arresting story-out of Wright's fondness for the City by the Bay."-Interior Design Interior Design "Frank Lloyd Wright and San Francisco is rich in insights into Wright's character-his boundless energy through his eighties and into his early nineties, his public persona, his personal charm, his creative flexibility. The pleasure of this book is that Turner is able to tie Wright, who hated cities, to the one city that he genuinely liked and returned to over and over across five decades."-Jack Quinan, University at Buffalo, The State University of New York -- Jack Quinan "This fully detailed, comprehensive study of Wright's work in the San Francisco Bay area sheds new light on his astounding career."-David G. De Long, University of Pennsylvania -- David G. De Long "What a pleasure to read about Frank Lloyd Wright and his relationship with San Francisco! A great work in all the details, the words, and the images. Above all, the book brings Wright alive."-Bruce Brooks Pfeiffer -- Bruce Brooks Pfeiffer "This book has everything: drawings and plans, archival and modern photographs, sensational quotes from Wright, accounts of his work in newspapers and the local architectural press, thoroughly documented notes, and comments on the contemporary state of the buildings ... A worthy addition to the Wright bibliography."-Library Journal Library Journal