"Pflueger's to-do list is quoted in ‘Art Deco San Francisco: The Architecture of Timothy Pflueger,’ a thoroughly enjoyable monograph being published next month by Princeton Architectural Press ($55). The unusually accessible text is by Therese Poletti, while images from the first half of the 20th century are augmented with vivid new photographs by Tom Paiva." read more...
John King, San Francisco Chronicle, August 12, 2008
"One book that just came off the press that I’m ecstatic about is Therese Poletti’s weighty work, ‘Art Deco San Francisco: The Architecture of Timothy Pflueger’ (Princeton Architectural Press, $55)."
"This generously illustrated, 256-page tome is the story of an immigrant’s son who over a career that spanned 40 years would change the appearance of the beloved ‘City by the Bay.’…Poletti’s tribute to Pflueger’s remarkable achievements is a landmark unto itself. Indeed, it’s simply grand."
Steve Wayne Yvaska, San Jose Mercury News, December 20, 2008
"The book paints a portrait of a young man who came of age in the aftermath of the devastating 1906 earthquake and fire that leveled much of San Francisco, and went on to design some of the most beautiful buildings erected in California during the 1920s and '30s."
Annalee Allen, Oakland Tribune, February 15, 2009
“This book captures the evolution of San Francisco's architecture and especially that of the Art Deco era with wonderful vintage photographs, supplemented by those of Tom Paiva. Poletti provides an engaging look at Pflueger's personality and his remarkable rags-to-riches rise from an immigrant German family to an influential civic leader and taste-setter. This is definitely an American story.”
Chicago Art Deco Society Magazine, Fall 2008/Winter 2009
“Thank you, Therese Poletti, for bringing forth an exquisitely designed, well-researched and well-written book on one of San Francisco’s geniuses of design, Timothy Pflueger….
“Poletti does an excellent job of integrating Pflueger’s design work with the political, socio-economic, and artistic world of San Francisco in which he worked. This is a ‘must buy’ book for every San Franciscan who revels in the physical fabric of the city.”
Charles Fracchia, Panorama, January-March, 2009
“Colorful new photographs by Tom Paiva bear witness to how much of Pflueger’s best work has survived, while the text by Therese Poletti moves with brisk ease, whether explaining a design’s evolution or recounting how this native San Franciscan forged relationships with politicians and clients.”
Architectural Record, January 2009
“Yet even to many San Franciscans, Pflueger is not that well known...But thanks to the efforts of journalist Therese Poletti and architectural photograher Tom Paiva, Pflueger's work has been compiled in "Art Deco San Francisco", an exhaustive and thoroughly informative treatment of his life and work.” read more...
Stop Smiling Magazine online, March 2009
“The Board of Supervisors this month voted unanimously to change Chelsea Place to Timothy Pflueger Place. Granted, this half-block alleyway isn't a civic thoroughfare on the scale of Market Street. But it's an apt choice nonetheless: The alley leads into the garage of 450 Sutter St., a 26-story tower designed by Pflueger that includes a terracotta skin brought to jazzy life with Aztec patterns.” read more...
John King, San Francisco Chronicle, December 30, 2008
“Yet, it’s at least fitting that when San Francisco officials soon recast Chelsea Place behind the stately 450 Sutter St. building to Timothy Pflueger Place, the street will lead directly into one of the many historic buildings for which the city native is known.” read more...
Ken Garcia, San Francisco Examiner, January 15, 2009