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.
The Twentieth Century House
Hardcover ISBN: 0789310171
The architecture of great homes became a fascinating and significant art form in twentieth-century America with such icons of modernism as Frank Lloyd Wright's Fallingwater, Philip Johnson's Glass House, and Frank Gehry's personal residence. This lavishly illustrated volume, the newest title in the Universe architecture series, is a condensed and updated edition of the bestselling book of the same name. Twenty-five of America's finest masterpieces of modern residential architecture are presented with rich color photographs, accompanied by text that explores each house in depth and discusses its place in the progression of American architecture. Compact and very reasonably priced, this book is ideal for students and all enthusiasts of twentieth-century design.
The Twentieth-Century House
Paperback ISBN: 0789306719
This century produced such icons of modern architecture as the Greene brothers' arts-and-crafts Gamble House in Pasadena, California, of 1908; Eliel Saarinen's 1929 residence at the Cranbrook Academy of Art in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan; and Michael Graves's own neoclassical villa in Princeton, New Jersey. Over the decades, American and international architects alike responded to this country's rising standard of living, rapidly expanding suburbs, and receptive, often liberal, clients - factors that encouraged the creative use of both unorthodox building materials and mass-produced components. During the 1920s, for example, Frank Lloyd Wright recovered the now-ubiquitous concrete block from what he termed the "architectural gutter," using it in several remarkable homes in Southern California, among them the Storer House in Hollywood of 1923. This and twenty-one other masterpieces of American twentieth-century residential architecture are presented in this illustrated volume, a condensed edition of the bestselling book of the same name. Color photographs are accompanied by text that explores each house in depth and discusses its place in the progression of American architecture, its role in the architect's oeuvre, and its broader relationship to the history of twentieth-century American cultural and artistic movements.
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 Country Houses
Including Designs for Cottages, and Farmhouses, and Villas, With Remarks on Interiors, Furniture, and the Best M
Paperback ISBN: 0486220036
Throughout the early Victorian period American domestic architecture was dominated by the ideas and designs of Andrew Jackson Downing who emphasized function, convenience, and concord with the environment. 321 figures. 33 architectural designs.
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.