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A history of American architecture : buildings and their cultural and technological context

Author: Mark Gelernter
Publisher: Manchester : Manchester University Press, 2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book explores the history of American architecture from prehistoric times to the present, explaining why characteristic architectural forms arose at particular times and in particular places.

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mark Gelernter
ISBN: 0719047277 9780719047275
OCLC Number: 60177904
Description: xxii, 368 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Foreword; 1. First civilizations 12,000 BC - AD 1500; 2. Cultures transformed and transplanted 1500 - 1650; 3. Colonial culture 1650 - 1763; 4. The age of revolution 1763 - 1820; 5. Culture realigned 1820 - 65; 6. Enterprise and turmoil 1865 - 85; 7. The age of diversity 1885 - 1915; 8. Between the world wars 1915 - 45; 9. Modern culture 1945 - 73; 10. Postmodem culture 1973 - 98; Glossary
Responsibility: Mark Gelernter.

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