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The Abundant Buildings, and Styles, of the Bay Area’s ‘Trailblazing’ Architect, Julia Morgan

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Author Victoria Kastner poses for a portrait. (Photo Courtesy of "Julia Morgan: An Intimate Biography of the Trailblazing Architect" by Victoria Kastner, published by Chronicle Books 2022)

Julia Morgan is best known as the architect of opulent, eccentric Hearst Castle, but she designed roughly 700 buildings in her 50-year career. From her first commission, the El Campanil bell tower at Mill’s college, to the Arts and Crafts Asilomar and the Gothic and Moorish Berkeley City Club, the Oakland-raised architect created many of California’s most distinctive and disparate buildings in atime when architecture was an almost exclusively male field. We’ll talk with Victoria Kastner, author of “Julia Morgan: An Intimate Biography of the Trailblazing Architect” and we’ll hear from listeners: What’s your favorite Julia Morgan building?


Victoria Kastner, author, "Julia Morgan: An Intimate Biography of the Trailblazing Architect."<br />


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