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Houses of Boston's Back Bay; an architectural history, 1840-1917.

Author: Bainbridge Bunting
Publisher: Cambridge, Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 1967.
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"With 250 superb illustrations to accompany his text, Bainbridge Bunting focuses on a significant architectural form--the town house--and chronicles its development throughout the period of the Back Bay's greatest growth. His study covers the adoption and eventual discard of every local architectural style from the mansarded French Academic to the Georgian Revival--all of which later gained national  Read more...
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Bunting, Bainbridge.
Houses of Boston's Back Bay.
Cambridge, Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 1967
(OCoLC)567834609
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Bainbridge Bunting
OCLC Number: 513725
Description: xvii, 494 pages illustrations, maps, plans 25 cm
Contents: The cultural background of the back bay development --
Topographical development of Boston: 1790-1965 --
The traditional period: 1844-1857 --
The period of academic hegemony: 1857-1869 --
The decades of individualism: 1869-1885 --
The authentic revivals and triumph of the Georgian style: 1885-1917 --
The back bay area as an example of city planning.

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"With 250 superb illustrations to accompany his text, Bainbridge Bunting focuses on a significant architectural form--the town house--and chronicles its development throughout the period of the Back Bay's greatest growth. His study covers the adoption and eventual discard of every local architectural style from the mansarded French Academic to the Georgian Revival--all of which later gained national acceptance"--Back cover.

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