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The domestic architecture of Benjamin Henry Latrobe

Author: Michael W Fazio; Benjamin Henry Latrobe; Patrick Alexander Snadon
Publisher: Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This deeply researched and abundantly illustrated study catalogs all of Latrobe's domestic commissions, offering an authoritative treatment of the concepts, designs, and unique interior and exterior features of his houses."--Jacket.
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Named Person: Benjamin Henry Latrobe; Benjamin Henry Latrobe; Benjamin Henry Latrobe; Benjamin Henry Latrobe
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Michael W Fazio; Benjamin Henry Latrobe; Patrick Alexander Snadon
ISBN: 0801881048 9780801881046
OCLC Number: 60375333
Awards: Commended for AAP/Professional and Scholarly Publishing Awards: Architecture and Urban Planning 2007.
Description: xx, 769 pages, 22 pages of plates : illustrations (some color), maps, plans (some color) ; 29 cm
Contents: Introduction: Reinterpreting Latrobe --
Learning the profession: Latrobe in the London office of Samuel Pepys Cockerell --
Hammerwood and Ashdown: Latrobe's English country houses and the architectural Avant Garde of the 1790s --
Reinventing the American house: an overview of Latrobe's design theories and architectural practice in a new country --
Houses for the Virginia landed gentry (1795-1798): Latrobe's first explorations of the American context --
Practice in Philadelphia (1798-1807): designs for a merchant elite, countryseats in Maryland and Ohio, and the emergence of the rational house --
A capital city and an expanding democracy (1807-1815): houses in Washington, D.C., Kentucky, and Pittsburgh --
Last houses (1815-1820): Latrobe's final years in Washington, D.C., Baltimore, and New Orleans --
Some perspectives on an architect's career --
Epilogue: A preservation history of Latrobe's houses and notes on the vicissitudes of the Avant-Garde.
Responsibility: Michael W. Fazio and Patrick A. Snadon.
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