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Benjamin Henry Latrobe

Author: Talbot Hamlin
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1955.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Hamlin, Talbot, 1889-1956.
Benjamin Henry Latrobe.
New York, Oxford University Press, 1955
(OCoLC)558001968
Named Person: Benjamin Henry Latrobe; Benjamin Henry Latrobe
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Talbot Hamlin
OCLC Number: 554973
Awards: Pulitzer Prize, Biography, 1956.
Description: xxxvi, 633 pages : illustrations, portraits, facsimiles, plans ; 24 cm
Contents: Prologue --
Part I, Latrobe in Europe: Background and Youth --
Latrobe in London --
Architectural Background --
To America --
Part II, Latrobe Becomes an American: Latrobe in Virginia, 1796-1798 --
Architectural Work in Virginia and Some other Houses --
Philadelphia at Last --
Architect and Engineer in Philadelphia --
The Unrelenting Web --
Professional Struggles, 1802-1807 --
Colleagues and Quandries --
The Baltimore Cathedral --
Part III, The Climax Period: Work for the United States Government, 1798-1812 --
Washington Years, 1807-1813 --
Private Professional Practice, 1807-1813 --
Prelude to Pittsburgh: Steamboats and War --
Pittsburgh Debacle --
Rebuilding of the Capitol, 1815-1817 --
Final Washington Years, 1815-1817 --
Part IV, End of the Road: Baltimore Interlude, 1818 --
New Orleans: the End --
Latrobe as Artist --
Latrobe as Engineer --
Appendix --
Major Sources --
Index.
Responsibility: Talbot Hamlin.

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