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American architecture : a history

Author: Leland M Roth
Publisher: Boulder, Colo. : Westview Press, ©2001.
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"American Architecture introduces the major developments that shaped the American-built environment from before the arrival of the Europeans to the present, from ceremonial enclosures and homes to modernism and its discontents. On both the high-style architecture of aspiration and the everyday vernacular architecture, Leland Roth presents the historical impact of changes in conceptual imagery, style, building  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
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Roth, Leland M.
American architecture.
Boulder, Colo. : Westview Press, c2001
(OCoLC)606588408
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Leland M Roth
ISBN: 0813336619 9780813336619 0813336627 9780813336626
OCLC Number: 47867623
Description: 606 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.
Contents: 1. The first American architecture : ceremonial enclosures and homes --
2. Europeans in the new world, 1600-1700 : transplanted vernaculars --
3. In the latest fashion, 1690-1785 : Georgian architecture and vernacular themes --
4. A new architecture for a new nation, 1785-1820 : searching for symbols of democracy --
5. Appropriation and innovation, 1820-1865 : images of the past, visions of the future --
6. Architecture in the age of energy and enterprise, 1865-1885 : Parvenu taste in an expanding economy --
7. The architecture of the American city and suburb, 1885-1915 : the search for order --
8. Nostalgia and the avant-garde, 1915-1940 : architecture for a new century --
9. The emergence of modernism, 1940-1973 : social agenda or the latest aesthetic --
10. Responses to modernism, 1973-2000 : modernism and its discontents.
Responsibility: Leland M. Roth.
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