The architecture of democracy: American architecture and the legacy of the Revolution

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Rizzoli, 2006 - Architecture - 203 pages
Centered on his intriguing synthesis of the American republic's architectural and democratic traditions, Allan Greenberg's essay moves across geography and through history as the renowned architect and scholar makes the case that America's architectural tradition and political ideals are deeply connected.At the core of the American democratic architectural tradition is the modest, single-family house, which gave rise to the statehouse, the courthouse, the firehouse, the schoolhouse, the jailhouse, and the President's house (as it was known before it became the White House).Generously illustrated and skillfully written, Architecture of Democracy traces a common line from the earliest colonial settlements to the Western frontier of the nineteenth century and today's ultramodern city centers. The volume will imbue in its readers a newfound appreciation for the democratic ideals that American architecture strives to express and uphold.

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Architects designing buildings today create modern-looking structures honoring historical forms by including elements featured in historic architecture. Award-winning architect Greenberg takes an ... Read full review

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Allan Greenberg ranks among the top architects active today. Educated at the Yale School of Architecture under Paul Rudolph, Greenberg has been widely influential in furthering architectural scholarship and practice through his writings, public lectures, teaching, and commissions.

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