The architecture of Charles Bulfinch

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Harvard University Press, 1969 - Architecture - 398 pages
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Charles Bulfinch (1763-1844), son of a wealthy and cultivated Boston family, exerted a wide influence on architecture in New England. As architect and Boston selectman, he was responsible for the great development of Old Boston. Later he was appointed architect for the final stages of the Capitol in Washington. In this fully illustrated record of commissions, Harold Kirker sets forth the fascinating career of America's first native-born architect.

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No doubt the most comprehensive book on Bulfinch's work, the problem I have is the passionless, checklist format where large important projects get virtually the same treatment as obscure projects ... Read full review


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Kirker is Professor of History, Emeritus, University of California at Santa Barbara

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