Styles and Types of North American Architecture: Social Function and Cultural Expression
"This is the first fully illustrated, comprehensive study of North American buildings that integrates architectural styles and types with furniture, design, and social and cultural history from the seventeenth century to the present. This book is about the relationship of buildings to cultural ideas and values and social function. It covers all kinds of buildings, both formal and vernacular, discussing different styles and types in the United States and Canada over a period of nearly four hundred years. Style is the combination of shape, proportion, and ornament; type is what buildings do in and for society. Gowans examines the various styles and types from Colonial to Postmodern, relating them to time and place, defining and identifying central characteristics, explaining social function and cultural expression."--BOOK JACKET.
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