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Gorgeous new book on Julia Morgan reveals the heart of California’s first female architect

Julia Morgan’s ties to the Bay Area and her friendship with Hearst are just a few of the windows that author Victoria Kastner opens for readers in “Julia Morgan: An Intimate Biography of the Trailblazing Architect” (Chronicle Books, $32.50), available Tuesday. The book, which features gorgeous, full-color images of Morgan’s designs, also reveals much about her Paris education, her family life, her attitudes and her passions.