A History of American Architecture: Buildings in Their Cultural and Technological Context
Why did the colonial Americans give over a significant part of their homes to a grand staircase? Why did the Victorians drape their buildings ornate decoration? And why did American buildings grow so tall in the last decades of the 19th century. This book explores the history of American architecture from prehistoric times to the present, explaining why characteristic architectural forms arose at particular times and in particular places.
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Gelernter (Univ. of Colorado, Denver) adds to the constellation of concise histories of American architecture while trying to refrain "from a traditional form of architectural writing that stressed ... Read full review
Cultures transformed and transplanted 15001650
Colonial culture 16501763
Culture realigned 182065
Enterprise and turmoil 186585
The age of diversity 18851915
Between the world wars
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