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Architecture in the United States

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ISBN-10: 019284217X

ISBN-13: 9780192842176

Edition: 1998

Authors: Dell Upton

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American Architecture is astonishingly varied. From Indian sites in New Mexico and Arizona, and the ancient earthworks of the Mississippi Valley, to the most fashionable contemporary buildings of Chicago and New York, the United States boasts three thousand years of architectural history. It is characterized by the diversity of its builders and consumers who include Native American men and women, African, Asian, and European immigrants, as well as renowned professional architects and urban planners. Dell Upton''s revolutionizing interpretation examines American architecture in relation to five themes: community, nature, technology, money, and art. In giving particular attention to…    
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Book details

List price: $27.95
Copyright year: 1998
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 6/25/1998
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 336
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.046
Language: English

Acknowledgements
Introduction
Map
An American Icon (Monticello/The Ordinariness of Architecture/The Domestic Community/Host and Hermit/Design/Consumption/Rethinking the Landscape/The Republican House/The New American House/Heirs of Monticello)
Community (Authority/Metaphors/Citizenship/Ancestral Homelands/Cultural Authority/Community/Communities)
Nature (Neoclassical and Romantic Nature/Country Life/Place/The Primitive/The Simple Life/Act Naturally)
Technology (Work/Ventilation/Gender, Sex and Filth/The Technological Sublime/Producers and Consumers/Consuming Architecture)
Money (The Political Economy of Architecture/Proximity/System and Flow/The Social Life of Work/The Public Life of Business/The Moral Authority of Capitalism/The Spatial Economy of Consumption/Consuming Architecture/Housing Non-Consumers)
Art (Architects and Builders/Why Architects/Architecture as a Business/Architecture and Social Class/Style/Architect as Artist/Styles of the Self/Who is an Architect/Beyond Art)
Bibliographic Essay
Timeline
List of Illustrations
Index