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American Architectural History

American Architectural History - 04 edition

ISBN13: 978-0415306959

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ISBN13: 978-0415306959
ISBN10: 0415306957 Edition: 04
Copyright: 2004
Publisher: Routledge N. Y.
Published: 2004
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American Architectural History - 04 edition

ISBN13: 978-0415306959

Keith L. Eggener

ISBN13: 978-0415306959
ISBN10: 0415306957 Edition: 04
Copyright: 2004
Publisher: Routledge N. Y.
Published: 2004
International: No
Summary

This major new text features 24 essays on North American architectural and urban history. The book concentrates on recent writings by historians of American architecture and urbanism. The essays are drawn from the past twenty years' of publishing in the field, arranged chronologically from colonial to contemporary and accessible in thematic groupings. The editor provides a comprehensive introductory essay and sets the book's themes in context.

Table of Contents

Introduction p. 1
National design : mercantile cities and the grid p. 25
''Modifying factors'' in Native American architecture p. 39
Church design and construction in Spanish New Mexico p. 51
Space : parish churches, courthouses, and dwellings in colonial Virginia p. 73
The plantation landscape p. 95
The first professional : Benjamin Henry Latrobe p. 112
The Greek revival : Americanness, politics and economics p. 132
Independence and the rural cottage p. 142
First impressions : front halls and hall furnishings in Victorian America p. 157
''A city under one roof,'' Chicago skyscrapers, 1880-1895 p. 177
Creating New York's nineteenth-century retail district p. 206
Architecture and the reinterpretation of the past in the American renaissance p. 227
A cultural Frankenstein? : the Chicago World's Columbian Exposition of 1893 p. 249
The prairie house p. 267
Wright, influence, and the world at large p. 281
The search for modernity : America, the international style, and the Bauhaus p. 294
People who live in glass houses : Edith Farnsworth, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, and Philip Johnson p. 316
Mirror images : technology, consumption, and the representation of gender in American architecture since World War II p. 342
The Pruitt-Igoe myth p. 352
Robert Venturi and ''the return of historicism'' p. 365
The battle for the monument : the Vietnam Veterans Memorial p. 380
Introduction : variations on a theme park p. 407
Fortress Los Angeles p. 412
Planes of existence : Chicago and O'Hare International Airport p. 426
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