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Images of American living : four centuries of architecture and furniture as cultural expression

Author: Alan Gowans
Publisher: Philadelphia : J.B. Lippincott, [1964]
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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The author traces architecture and furniture patterns from the first primitive shelters, medieval in tradition to the sophisticated structures which mark the period of this nation's emergence into world leadership.
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Gowans, Alan.
Images of American living.
Philadelphia, Lippincott [1964]
(OCoLC)560433632
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alan Gowans
OCLC Number: 387617
Description: xv, 498 pages : illustrations, plans ; 26 cm
Contents: Medieval America: The 17th Century --
1. Background: Arts of Survival on Stone and Iron Age Frontiers --
2. Homestead and Fort: National Traditions in Folk Forms --
3. Lords and Serfs: Feudal Traditions in New Spain --
4. Prince and Peasant: Authoritarian Traditions in New France --
5. Patroons and Paupers: Mercantile Traditions in New Netherlands --
6. Cult and Circumstance: The Puritan Tradition in New England --
7. Inspired Experiments: Traditions of Independence in Pennsylvania --
8. Planters of Urbanity: Traditions of Leadership in the Old South --
9. Medieval Spirit in Folk Forms: The Tradition of 17th-century American Art --
Classical America: The 18th Century --
1. From Colonies to Nation: The Classical Spirit --
2. Four Phases of the Classical Mind: 18th-century Furniture as Historical Experession --
3. An Age of Transition: The William and Mary Period, 1700-1725 --
4. Formulation of the Classical Mind: American Queen Anne, 1725-1750 --
5. Classical Maturity: The Chippendale-Georgian Period, 1750-1775 --
6. Classical Decadence: Adamesque-Federal, c. 1780-c.1820 --
7. Diversity Within Unity: The Classical Mind as Regional and Class Expression --
8. Artisan to Artist: The Classical Mind as Personal Expression Victorian America: The 19th Century --
I. The "Classical Revivals": Transition to Victorian America --
1. The Classical Symbol: Forms and Spirit of Neoclassicism in the New Republic --
2. Towards a National Style: Experiments in Classical Symbolism, 1800-1825 --
3. Neoclassical America: The Greek Revival, c.1820-c.1840 --
4. Classical Revival Architecture as National Expression --
II. Style as Language and Symbol: The Victorian Mind in Art --
1. From Romance to Archaeology: Three Phases of Victorian Art --
2. Introducing the Eclectic Mind: Forms and Spirit of Early Victorian At, c. 1820-c.1850 --
3. The "Battle of the Styles": Gothic Revival as Anticlassical Expression, 1820-1850 --
4. From Early to High Victorian: Picturesqueness in the Italianate Manner, c. 1845-c.1860 --
5. End of Innocence: Picturesque Eclecticism and Postwar Civilization in the High Victorian Age, c.1860-c.1885 --
6. Power and Plenty: Picturesque Eclecticism as Cultural Expression --
7. "Richardsonian Romanesque": High Victorian Art as Personal Expression --
8. Varieties of Realistic Experience: The Late Victorian Mind, c. 1885-c.1930 --
9. "Revival of the Revivals": Late Victorian Academic Realism 20th-Century Man and 20th-Century Art in the United States --
I. "Organic Reality": The Late Victorian "Modern" Generation: c.1885-c.1920 --
1. The "Rebels": Radicals versus Conservatives before World War I --
2. New Reality in Old Forms: Late Victorian Principles in Early Modern Architecture, c.1885-c.1920 --
3. Towards a New Trdition: The "Rebel" Rationale --
II. Modern Architecture Between the Wars: From Cult to Cultural Expression, c.1920-1940 --
1. "Modernism" and the "Period House": "Normalcy" in the 1920s --
2. From Europe to America: Anti-Victorian Reaction in the "International Style" --
3. New Deal, New Order, New Architecture: The "International Style" as American Cultural Expression --
III. Since 1945: Architecture, Civilization, and Man in Modern America --
"For Good or Ill, Modern Architecture ..." --
Paradox I: Aspirins in the Age of Science --
Paradox II: Grey Flannel Suits in Space --
Paradox III: Supermen in the Age of Anxiety.
Responsibility: by Alan Gowans.

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The author traces architecture and furniture patterns from the first primitive shelters, medieval in tradition to the sophisticated structures which mark the period of this nation's emergence into world leadership.

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