American Architecture: An Illustrated Encyclopedia

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W. W. Norton & Company, 2002 - Architecture - 370 pages
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Since the Spanish established their first settlement in St. Augustine, Florida, in 1565, America has been an architectural melting pot, reflecting the contributions of every immigrant group that brought its traditions across the sea and adapted them to the places where they settled. The rich diversity of this country's architecture is reflected in the nearly 200 styles, types, and modes of American architecture that are identified in these pages--more than can be found in any other book. Over 2,500 definitions and nearly 1,000 illustrations describe construction materials and techniques, landscape elements, decorative terms, and practical devices, from precolonial times to the present, and from indigenous dwellings to deconstructivist structures. Wide-ranging and completely accessible, this book is enriched with intriguing historical and biographical treasures. Students of architecture, architectural historians, preservationists, curators, and general readers, whether architecture buffs or simply curious about the world around them, will find it pleasurable, informative, and sometimes surprising.
  

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Contents

Section 1
17
Section 2
90
Section 3
98
Section 4
110
Section 5
113
Section 6
117
Section 7
121
Section 8
141
Section 13
196
Section 14
205
Section 15
208
Section 16
215
Section 17
269
Section 18
307
Section 19
313
Section 20
328

Section 9
155
Section 10
184
Section 11
189
Section 12
192
Section 21
342
Section 22
343
Section 23
367
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Cyril M. Harris is professor emeritus at the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation, Columbia University, and author of Dictionary of Architecture andnbsp;Construction.

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