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Building the nation : Americans write about their architecture, their cities, and their landscape

Author: Steven Conn; Max Page
Publisher: Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, ©2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Moving away from the standard survey that takes readers from architect to architect and style to style, Building the Nation: Americans Write About Their Architecture, Their Cities, and Their Landscape suggests a wholly new way of thinking about the history of America's built environment and how Americans have related to it. Through an enormous range of American voices, some famous and some obscure, and across more  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Steven Conn; Max Page
ISBN: 081223734X 0812218523 9780812237344 9780812218527
OCLC Number: 123206640
Notes: Includes index.
Awards: Winner of Winner of the 2005 Allen Noble Book Award sponsored by the Pioneer America Society.
Winner of Allen G. Nobel Book Award 2005
Description: xi, 412 pages : illustrations, map ; 26 cm
Contents: Introduction: American architecture? --
They do things better in Europe: Americans view the world --
So glorious a landscape: shaping nature the American way --
One nation, of many parts: regionalism and the built environment --
Urbanism, real and imagined --
Taming the crabgrass frontier: the triumph of the suburbs --
Better building, better people: architecture and social reform --
Monuments and memory: building and protecting the American past.
Responsibility: edited by Steven Conn and Max Page.

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"This anthology will undoubtedly open new paths of inquiry into the making, shaping, preservation, and use of the American landscape."-Daniel Bluestone, University of Virginia "Some anthologies seem Read more...

 
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