John King and Andrea Ponsi: San Francisco Through the Eyes of an Italian Architect 

Monday Nov 23 2015   6:30 PM
Commonwealth Club  555 Post St., San Francisco, CA  map

Join Heyday author John King and Florence native Andrea Ponsi for an evening at the Commonwealth Club. Pons will share his unique vision of San Francisco, the city often described as the most European of American cities. An award-winning architect, designer and artist who has lived and worked in San Francisco for 10 years, Ponsi takes us on a personal exploration of San Francisco that is at once visual, literary, poetic and historical, with illustrations informed by the architect’s Renaissance sensibility and passion for urban design.

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John KingJohn King is the San Francisco Chronicle’s urban design critic. He joined the paper in 1992 and has been in his current post since 2001. His writing on architecture and urban design has been honored by groups including the California Preservation Foundation, the Society of Professional Journalists, and the California chapters of the American Institute of Architects and the American Planning Association. He was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for Criticism in 2002 and 2003.