American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- Maybeck, Bernard Ralph 1882-1957. American architect. His designs, which reflect both classical traditions and the influence of his western environment, include the Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco (1915) and the First Church of Christ, Scientist, in Berkeley (1912).
“The tile-roofed concrete garage of a Bernard Maybeck house remains intact, along with the stone wall and steps alongside it, leading up to a wooden house that no longer exists—except in a small mailbox replica.”
“Bernard Maybeck and is finished inside and out with unstained redwood.”
“While most of the noteworthy modernist properties are mid-century modern by the likes of Neutra, Maybeck, Esherick and others, there are some fab mod day marvels by the likes of Craig Steely, House + House, and others.”
“Nonetheless, Maybeck made several attempts to rebuild variants of the Palace in permanent materials, and, at the end of his life, he changed his mind and asked the governor to preserve the Palace.”
“Asked in old age what he felt should be done about the collapsing Palace, Maybeck characteristically responded:”
“Maybeck, entirely free from traditional worship or obedience to scholastic precedent.”
“It was surely inspiration that made it possible for Maybeck to produce this masterpiece.”
“Maybeck surprised me by saying that there is nothing specially remarkable about the Palace itself.”
“When Maybeck was called upon to design a palace of fine arts at the”
“This book is a natural for anyone captivated by Maybeck, perhaps the Bay Area's most evocative 20th century architect.”
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