This book will be of interest to historians, architects, and students in American studies. Illustrations add dimension to the author's observations.
Author: Charles E. Dagit, Jr.
Publisher: Transaction Pub
If there is anything to be learned from the history of American architecture it is that it reflects the American adventure in creativity and inventiveness, and the desire to be unique and expressive. In The Groundbreakers, Charles E. Dagit, Jr. examines pioneering American architects and the historical events and trends that gave rise to their achievements. These architects, the caliber of Frank Lloyd Wright and Frank Gehry, created their own distinct, personal styles, and represented the rich heritages of their specific geographical regions. The American pioneer spirit of individualism is alive and well in the architectural world, and like other American innovations, architecture as practiced in the United States is constantly renewing itself and finding new ways to capture the imagination. This book will be of interest to historians, architects, and students in American studies. Illustrations add dimension to the author's observations.
Accessible and engaging, American Architecture continues to set the standard as a guide, study, and reference.
Author: Leland M. Roth
Publisher: Hachette UK
This widely acclaimed, highly illustrated introduction to the history of American architecture is now fully revised throughout. American Architecture introduces readers to the major developments that shaped the American-built environment from the first Americans to the present, from the everyday vernacular to the high style of aspiration. Significant updates include: A new chapter on the 21st century, detailing the green architecture movement and LEED status architecture, the influence of CAD design on recent architecture, the necessity of sustainable design, the globalization of architecture and international architects, and some of the preservation issues facing architecture today. An expanded section on Native American architecture including contemporary design by Native American architects, expanded discussions on architectural education and training, more examples of women architects and designers, and a thoroughly expanded glossary to help today's readers. A revised and expanded art program, including over 640 black and white images, and a new 32-page, full-color insert featuring over 60 new color images. American Architecture describes the impact of changes in conceptual imagery, style, building technology, landscape design, vernacular construction, and town-planning theory throughout U.S. history. Eleven chronologically organized chapters chart the social, cultural, and political forces that shaped the growth and development of American towns, cities, and suburbs, while providing full description, analysis, and interpretation of buildings and their architects. Accessible and engaging, American Architecture continues to set the standard as a guide, study, and reference.
Reiff discusses the people and the firms who produced the books as well as the ways in which builders and architects adapted the designs in communities throughout the country.
Author: Daniel D. Reiff
Publisher: Penn State Press
Many homes across America have designs based on plans taken from pattern books or mail-order catalogs. In Houses from Books, Daniel D. Reiff traces the history of published plans and offers the first comprehensive survey of their influence on the structure and the style of American houses from 1738 to 1950. Houses from Books shows that architectural publications, from Palladio&’s I Quattro Libri to Aladdin's Readi-Cut Homes, played a decisive role in every aspect of American domestic building. Reiff discusses the people and the firms who produced the books as well as the ways in which builders and architects adapted the designs in communities throughout the country. His book also offers a wide-ranging analysis of the economic and social conditions shaping American building practices. As architectural publication developed and grew more sophisticated, it played an increasingly prominent part in the design and the construction of domestic buildings. In villages and small towns, which often did not have professional architects, the publications became basic resources for carpenters and builders at all levels of expertise. Through the use of published designs, they were able to choose among a variety of plans, styles, and individual motifs and engage in a fruitful dialogue with past and present architects. Houses from Books reconstructs this dialogue by examining the links between the published designs and the houses themselves. Reiff&’s book will be indispensable to architectural historians, architects, preservationists, and regional historians. Realtors and homeowners will also find it of great interest. A catalog at the end of the book can function as a guide for those attempting to locate a model and a date for a particular design. Houses from Books contains a wealth of photographs, many by the author, that enhance its importance as a history and guide.
Release on 2006-04-07 | by Dr. Abigail Harrison-Moore
Pairing primary documents with well-known historiographical essays, along with some key but underrepresented works, this book will be especially welcomed by those studying architectural history at the undergraduate level.
Author: Dr. Abigail Harrison-Moore
Architecture and Design in Europe and America, 1750-2000 is an unprecedented teaching anthology that surveys the history of European and American architecture and design using both historical and contemporary sources. Brings together the best scholarship on the subject, creating a new canon for teaching purposes by introducing a thematic approach. Covers three major periods, from 1750-1830, from 1830-1910, and from 1910-2000, with substantial introductions by the editors. Pairs primary documents with well-known historiographical essays - along with some key but under-represented works.
This revised edition of What Style Is It? includes new sections on Neoclassical, Romanesque and Rustic Styles.
Author: John C. Poppeliers
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Architectural style is defined as a definite type of architecture, distinguished by special characteristics of structure and ornament. This revised edition of What Style Is It? includes new sections on Neoclassical, Romanesque and Rustic Styles. It also provides more examples of how pure styles vary by geographic region across the US. * Includes sections on 25 of the most significant architectural styles including Early Colonial, Federal and Second Empire * More than 200 photos and line drawings make this a visually rich resource. 30% of photos and drawings are new to this edition * A glossary offers quick access to architectural terms * Includes an added guide to using the Historical American Buildings Society online catalogue of more than 30,000 historic structures, giving access to more than 51,000 measured drawings, 156,000 photographs and more than 30,000 original historical reports
To make this text more useful for students, Upton outlines the modes of architectural knowledge--books, drawings, and models--that builders and scholars use to understand the built environment.
Author: Dell Upton
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Leading historian Dell Upton's American Architecture: A Thematic History reveals the dazzling richness of America's human landscape. The text covers indigenous, folk, ethnic, and popular architectures like Chaco Canyon, the Brooklyn Bridge, and Native American houses while also exploring the great monuments of traditional histories like Jefferson's Monticello and Wright's Fallingwater. To make this text more useful for students, Upton outlines the modes of architectural knowledge--books, drawings, and models--that builders and scholars use to understand the built environment.
The text not only discusses the houses' architectural innovations and design elements but also profiles the architects and their clients. 10.25x10.25" Annotation copyright by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
Author: Virginia McAlester
The authors explore outstanding landmark houses that exemplify America's major architectural and interior design styles from Colonial times to the present. The 25 houses are illustrated with 350 specially commissioned color photographs of interior and exterior views (kudos to photographer Alex McLean), 125 bandw line drawings and floor plans, historical paintings, and vintage photographs. The text not only discusses the houses' architectural innovations and design elements but also profiles the architects and their clients. 10.25x10.25" Annotation copyright by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
Identifying American Architecture provides the answer to such questions in a concise handbook perfect for preservationists, architects, students, and tourists alike.
Author: John J. G. Blumenson
Publisher: Rowman Altamira
Have you ever been intrigued by a beautiful building and wondered when it was built? Identifying American Architecture provides the answer to such questions in a concise handbook perfect for preservationists, architects, students, and tourists alike. With 214 photographs, it allows readers to associate real buildings with architectural styles, elements, and orders. Identifying American Architecture was designed to be used--carried about and kept handy for frequent reference. Every photograph is keyed to an explanatory legend pointing out characteristic features of each building's style. Trade bookstores order from W.W. Norton, NY