Richard S. Requa, A.I.A., was instrumental in establishing the Spanish style of architecture to new buildings in California during the first decades of the 20th century. Living and working in San Diego, he helped to establish Spanish and Mediterranean styles into the building plans for the 1935 California Pacific International Exposition. By traveling to and photographing buildings in the Mediterranean region, he introduced authentic details, which he also published in this and other books, including Architectural Details: Spain and the Mediterranean (Schiffer: 2005).

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