Source Book of American Architecture: 500 Notable Buildings from the 10th Century to the Present
Source Book is an encyclopedic survey of and guide to American architecture, from cliff dwellings in Mesa Verde to the Holocaust Museum in Washington. This critical, chronological survey of 500 of America's most distinguished buildings provides a unique overview of the thousand-year architectural development of the United States. Indispensable in the library, Source Book also serves as a splendid and detailed guide for the tourist.
G. E. Kidder Smith is an architect and fellow of the American Institute of Architects and has won numerous awards for his photography. He has produced a distinguished series of exhibitions and writings on the architecture of twenty-four countries. His previous books include Italy Builds, Brazil Builds, New Architecture of Europe, A Pictorial History of Architecture in America, A Guide to New England Houses of Worship, Looking at Architecture, and the three-volume Architecture of the United States.
"The 680-page Source Book offers more than 550 of Mr. Smith's photographs, as well as his intelligent, informative prose. Mr. Smith includes, too, references to relevant books and architecture journals.... The Source Book is full of information -- everything from celebrating unsung buildings ... to worthwhile advice on how to see things.... Source Book combines beautiful prose and stunning photographs". -- Tom Sullivan, The Washington Times