San Francisco Modern is the first book to su rvey modernism as it is seen in many Bay Area residences. In this tour of the Bay Area''s homes, Sardar unveils 32 premie r examples of modernist exteriors and interiors. '
House & Garden
San Francisco Examiner
From: House & Garden
Eames lounge chairs are not the only thing the houses in Zahid Sardar's "San Francisco Modern" have in common. Happily, they are also united by their breezy ability to meld the indoors and out. From Dan Friedlander's chic SOMA compound to a cozy Russian River ranch by Jonathan Staub, Bay Area living has never looked so truly inviting.
From: San Francisco Examiner
"San Francisco Modern" is an elegantly written, beautifully shot tome on a subject that breaks new ground for the local scene. While most San Francisco architectural writing has focused on the city's gingerbread, Victorian houses of yore, Sardar's book takes a clear-eyed, hard-edged look at trend-breaking homes of the future, as conceived by such local notables as Jim Jennings, Stanley Saitowitz, Mark Mack and Richard Fernau, among others.
With a foreword by San Francisco Museum of Modern Art architect Mario Botta and a historical introduction that draws parallels between today's modernists and such West Coast predecessors as Irving Morrow, designer of the Golden Gate Bridge, William Wurster and the suburban houses done for Palo Alto developer Joseph Eichler, San Francisco Modern is a freshly conceived, smartly designed addition to the literature--and look--of California architecture, and the relationship it bears to its beautiful surroundings.