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Architecture, men, women and money in America, 1600-1860

Author: Roger G Kennedy
Publisher: New York : Random House, ©1985.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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A study of American domestic architecture before the Civil War, as seen from the point of view of the wealthy patrons who commissioned the great houses, presents an original economic and cultural history of the United States.
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Kennedy, Roger G.
Architecture, men, women and money in America, 1600-1860.
New York : Random House, ©1985
(OCoLC)562916858
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Roger G Kennedy
ISBN: 0394535790 9780394535791
OCLC Number: 10404096
Description: xvi, 526 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: Part I, The Atlantic Progression: Stepping Ashore --
Palladio and the Plantation --
Sugar, Slaves and Architecture --
Dutch Colonial --
The Caribbean Cottage --
Part II, Going Ashore to Stay Ashore: Transitional Architecture Ashore --
Anglo-Dutch Provincial --
Home and Land --
Yankees and West Indians --
Charleston --
Savannah: William Jay and Robert Mills --
An Upcountry Boomtown --
Part III, The Classic Period: Speculators, Stagecraft and Statecraft --
Classic in Context --
Nicholas Biddle --
Mobile and Yankee Classicism --
The Halifax Whigs --
Part IV, Across the Mountains: Orpheus Observed --
The Carter Mansion --
The Legitimate Succession --
Cotton Pull --
Pericles and Tara --
Elegance and Terror: The Wade Hamptons --
Natchez, and the Nutts --
Samuel Sloan and the Octagon --
Building Longwood --
Part V, Pivot Point: Hellenism in the North --
Solid Citizens in Indiana --
Salt Pork, Railroads and War --
The American Picturesque --
Minnesota Gothic --
The Career of William Gates LeDuc --
Afterword --
Bibliography --
Notes --
index.
Responsibility: by Roger G. Kennedy.

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A study of American domestic architecture before the Civil War, as seen from the point of view of the wealthy patrons who commissioned the great houses, presents an original economic and cultural history of the United States.

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