United States Architecture
Paperback ISBN: 0500203733
An updated study of American architecture traces the history of U.S. architecture from the colonial period to the present day; looks at public buildings, offices, and homes; and discusses influential movements and architects. Original.
An Illustrated Encyclopedia
Paperback ISBN: 0393731030
Defines and illustrates architectural terms relating to building style, structural components, and architectural ornaments
Architecture in the United States
Paperback ISBN: 019284217x
American architecture is astonishingly varied. From Native American sites in New Mexico and Arizona, and the ancient earthworks of the Mississippi Valley, to the most fashionable contemporary buildings of Chicago and New York, the United States boasts three thousand years of architectural history. It is characterized by the diversity of its builders and consumers who include Native American men and women, African, Asian, and European immigrants, as well as renowned professional architects and urban planners. Leading historian Dell Upton's revolutionizing interpretation examines American architecture in relation to five themes: community, nature, technology, money, and art. In giving particular attention to indigenous, folk, ethnic, and popular architectures like Chaco Canyon, the Brooklyn Bridge, and Native American houses, as well as to the great monuments of traditional histories such as Jefferson's Monticello and Wright's Fallingwater, Architecture in the United States reveals the dazzling richness of America's human landscape.
The Architecture of McKim, Mead, and White
Paperback ISBN: 158979818x
For nearly forty years the legendary firm led by Charles Follen McKim, William Rutherford Mead, and Stanford White was responsible for many of the finest buildings in America, including the Boston Public Library, Penn Station in New York, the Morgan Library, and the campus of Columbia University. This anthology of plans, elevations, and details of the major work of McKim, Mead, and White is an invaluable reference and inspiration for any student of architecture.
Form and Function of an American Icon
Hardcover ISBN: 0760349738
When you read all about its extensive history, shifting architecture, and rich cultural background, you'll never look at a barn the same way again! Strong-timbered barns are icons of American agriculture, harboring multilayered stories from their floors to their rafters.Barn reveals the compelling history of barns from colonial times, examining how immigrants adapted traditional designs from their home countries to the American landscape. It guides the reader on a tour of different kinds of barns, showing how construction materials, cultural influences, function, and style have given rise to their extraordinary variety. The reader will also learn about barn preservation, barns in pop culture and mythology, elements of barn style, and barn construction. Barn is filled with fascinating facts about barns: How did barns change with westward expansion? Why are barns red? What effect did immigration have on styles of barns in America? How did barn architecture change according to geography? What elements of style emerged on barns? Barn idioms abound (e.g., He can't hit the broad side of a barn door!); Where did they come from? What is a "poetry barn"? . . . and much more! A comprehensive treatment of barns in the American landscape, this book is rich with fascinating details and beautiful photography. Swing open those big barn doors, and find out why barns continue to embody the heart of the American farm.
Beyond the Bungalow
Grand Homes in the Arts & Crafts Tradition
Hardcover ISBN: 158685500x
Provides a richly illustrated overview of a variety of style infusions and influences that make up the Arts and Crafts tradition of home design, including Mission, Spanish Colonial Revival, Tudor, and Swiss Chalet, along with period interior photography, a list of museums and must-see homes, and selected periodicals for further study.