Rare Books, Rare Architect
Hennessey + Ingalls, the West Coast's largest art and architecture bookstore, is a great resource if you are trying to find a rare design book. Today on the store's site I spotted the out-of-print "Paul R. Williams Architect: A Legacy of Style" for a very reasonable $35.
Williams is closely associated with the California Regency style and, working mainly in Los Angeles from the 1920s through the 1970s, he designed some of the area's most gracious homes, as well as legendary commercial sites. Since Williams overcame tremendous adversity just to work as an architect, I find him inspirational. To learn more, see these articles:
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