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Roots of contemporary American architecture : a series of thirty-seven essays dating from the mid-nineteenth century to the present ;Contains an introductory essay and biographies of the twenty-nine writers whose work appears herein.

Author: Lewis Mumford
Publisher: New York : Reinhold, [1952]
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Mumford, Lewis, 1895-1990.
Roots of contemporary American architecture.
New York, Reinhold [1952]
(OCoLC)557647766
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lewis Mumford
OCLC Number: 5847967
Description: vii, 454 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: A backward glance / by Lewis Mumford --
1. tSources of form: Form and function / by Horatio Greenough --
A new scale of values / by Calvert Vaux --
Love of the work / by James Jackson Jarves --
Towards the organic / by Louis Henri Sullivan --
2. Roots in the region: Early foundations / by Henry David Thoreau --
Rural adaptation / by Andrew Jackson Downing --
Frederick Law Olmsted's contribution / by Lewis Mumford --
Nature as architect / by Frank Lloyd Wright --
Environment as a natural resource / by Benton MacKaye --
3. The role of the machine: The development of modern style / by Joseph Warren Yost --
The Brooklyn Bridge as a monument / by Montgomery Schuyler --
The art and craft of the machine / Frank Lloyd Wright --
Craftsmen: machines: speed / by Frederick Lee Ackerman --
Machine and the modern style / by Lewis Mumford --
The balloon frame and industrialization / by Sigfried Giedion --
4. Integration in Chicago: The Chicago renascence / by Montgomery Schuyler --
The economics of steel frame construction / by Montgomery Schuyler --
The first skyscraper / by Col. W.A. Starrett --
Function and environment / by Dankmar Adler --
The Chicago period in retrospect / by Louis Henri Sullivan --
5. Client, architect and house: Client and architect / by Mariana Griswold Van Rensselaer --
The equipment of the architect / by John Wellborn Root --
Character and style / by John Wellborn Root --
The naturalization of the house / by John Burroughs --
Simplicity and domestic life / by Gustav Stickley --
The post-modern house / by Joseph Hudnut --
6. Social responsibilities: What is a house? / by Charles Harris Whitaker --
The sad story of American housing / by Henry Wright --
New towns for new purposes / by Clarence S. Stein --
Towards a new physical world / by Catherine Bauer --
7. The search for the universal: The language of form / by Claude Bragdon --
The basis of universalism / by Lewis Mumford --
The international style / by Henry-Russell Hitchcock, Jr. and Philip Johnson --
The example of Frank Lloyd Wright / by Walter Curt Behrendt --
Composition in modern architecture / by Matthew Nowicki --
Function and form / by Matthew Nowicki.

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