American Architectural History A Contemporary Reader

ISBN-10: 0415306957

ISBN-13: 9780415306959

Edition: 2004

Authors: Keith Eggener

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This major new text features 24 essays on North American architectural and urban history. The book concentrates on recent writings by historians of American architecture and urbanism. The essays are drawn from the past twenty years' of publishing in the field, arranged chronologically from colonial to contemporary and accessible in thematic groupings. The editor provides a comprehensive introductory essay and sets the book's themes in context.
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Book details

List price: $78.95
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 7/9/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 464
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.728
Language: English

Keith Eggener, PhD, associate professor of American art and architecture at the University of Missouri, lives in Columbia.

Acknowledgments
Introduction
Staking claim, shaping space
National design: mercantile cities and the grid (1982)
"Modifying factors" in Native American architecture (1989)
Church design and construction in Spanish New Mexico (1993)
Space: parish churches, courthouses, and dwellings in colonial Virginia (1986)
Building the republic
The plantation landscape (1993)
The first professional: Benjamin Henry Latrobe (1999)
The Greek Revival: Americanness, politics and economics (2002)
Independence and the rural cottage (1981)
Materialism and mediation in the Gilded Age
First impressions: front halls and hall furnishings in Victorian America (1992)
"A city under one roof," Chicago skyscrapers, 1880-1895 (1991)
Creating New York's nineteenth-century retail district (1996)
Architecture and the reinterpretation of the past in the American renaissance (1983)
Visions of a new era: seeing self, seeing others, being seen
A cultural Frankenstein? The Chicago World's Columbian Exposition of 1893 (1993)
The prairie house (1991)
Wright, influence, and the world at large (1999)
The search for modernity: America, the International Style, and the Bauhaus (1999)
Shifting scenes: modernism and postmodernism
People who live in glass houses: Edith Farnsworth, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, and Philip Johnson (1998)
Mirror images: technology, consumption, and the representation of gender in American architecture since World War II (1996)
The Pruitt-Igoe myth (1992)
Robert Venturi and "the return of historicism" (1989)
The battle for the monument: the Vietnam Veterans Memorial (1989)
The city in question
Introduction: variations on a theme park (1992)
Fortress Los Angeles (1992)
Planes of existence: Chicago and O'Hare International Airport (1997)
Index
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