American Architectural History: A Contemporary Reader

Drawing together 24 illustrated essays by major and emerging scholars in the field, urbanism, architecture, American Architectural History is a valuable resource for students of the history of American art, and material culture. The essays are drawn from the past twenty years' of publishing in the field, arranged chronologically from colonial to contemporary and accessible in thematic groupings, contextualized and introduced by Keith Eggener.

Routledge. This major new text presents a collection of recent writings on architecture and urbanism in the United States, with topics ranging from colonial to contemporary times. In terms of content and scope, there is no collection, in or out of print, directly comparable to this one.


A History of American Architecture: Buildings in Their Cultural and Technological Context

Embodying deeply felt attitudes about fundamental issues, our social relations with others, buildings express our relationship with nature, the importance of the individual, the value of science and technology, and our political role in the world. He explains how designers sometimes expressed these ideas with available building technologies, while at other times they invented new technologies in order to realize new ideas.

Each of the ten chronological chapters, accompanied by almost 300 photographs, drawings, begins with a broad survey of the dominant cultural forces and technologies, and maps, and then discusses how designers of the day responded with particular architectural forms. Why did the victorians drape their buildings in elaborately ornate decoration? Why was the Arts and Crafts movement so popular with the American middle class at the end of the 19th century? Why did Modernism replace traditional architectural styles after World War II? Mark Gelernter provides fresh answers to questions like these, convincingly showing how buildings express powerful cultural forces.

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American Architecture: A History

Eleven chronologically organized chapters chart the social, while providing full description, analysis, cities, cultural, and political forces that shaped the growth and development of American towns, and suburbs, and interpretation of buildings and their architects. The second edition features an entirely new chapter detailing the green architecture movement and architectural trends in the 21st century.

. Further updates include an expanded section on native American architecture and contemporary design by Native American architects, new discussions on architectural education and training, more examples of women architects and designers, and a thoroughly expanded glossary to help today's readers. Accessible and engaging, american architecture continues to set the standard as a guide, study, and reference for those seeking to better understand the rich history of architecture in the United States.

Used book in Good Condition. More than fifteen years after the success of the first edition, this sweeping introduction to the history of architecture in the United States is now a fully revised guide to the major developments that shaped the environment from the first Americans to the present, from the everyday vernacular to the high style of aspiration.

The art program is expanded, including 640 black and white images and 62 new color images.


A Richer Heritage: Historic Preservation in the Twenty-First Century

Individual chapters explore the preservation of designed and vernacular landscapes, the relationship between historic preservation and the larger environmental and land-trust movements, the role of new private and nonprofit players, racial and ethnic interests in historic preservation, and the preservation of our intangible cultural values.

Used book in Good Condition. A richer heritage will be an essential, volunteers, thought-provoking guide for professionals as well as administrators, and policy makers involved in preservation efforts. An introduction traces the evolution of historic preservation in America, highlighting the principal ideas and events that have shaped and continue to shape the movement.

Contributors include preservationists, landscape architects, a real-estate developer, environmentalists, an archaeologist, local-government citizen activists, an architect, historians, an ethnologist, a Native American tribal leader, and lawyers. The book also describes the workings--legal, state, administrative, and fiscal--of the layered federal, and local government partnership put in place by Congress in 1966.

Surveying the past, and future of historic preservation in America, present, this book features fifteen essays by some of the most important voices in the field. A concluding chapter analyzes the present state of the historic preservation movement and suggests future directions for the field in the twenty-first century.

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Time Honored: A Global View of Architectural Conservation

No other book navigates the global conservation programs, policies, and project types so completely. The absence heretofore of a comparably thoroughgoing but accessible resource on a topic of such urgent public concern was a glaring lapse that makes this deeply researched, lucidly written, and helpfully annotated book an invaluable addition to the literature.

New york review of books time honored is a comprehensive survey of the practice, theory, and structure of architectural heritage conservation throughout the world. Offering an argument for why architectural conservation is indispensable to modern life, and then methodically presents approaches used in various countries, Time Honored describes its parameters and evolution in an historical context, showing how historic preservation in the West differs from conservation in the rest of the world.

Illustrated throughout with over 300 photographs, maps, drawings, and charts. Used book in Good Condition. Used book in Good Condition.


A Field Guide to American Houses Revised: The Definitive Guide to Identifying and Understanding America's Domestic Architecture

Used book in Good Condition. Now in paperback: the fully expanded, and freshly designed second edition of the most comprehensive and widely acclaimed guide to domestic architecture: in print since its original publication in 1984, and acknowledged everywhere as the unmatched, updated, essential guide to American houses.

This revised edition includes a section on neighborhoods; expanded and completely new categories of house styles with photos and descriptions of each; an appendix on "Approaches to Construction in the 20th and 21st Centuries"; an expanded bibliography; and 600 new photographs and line drawings. Alfred a Knopf Inc.

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A Visual Dictionary of Architecture

The classic, bestselling reference on architecture now revised and expanded! An essential one-volume reference of architectural topics using Francis D. K. It is the only dictionary that provides concise, accurate definitions illustrated with finely detailed, hand-rendered drawings. Used book in Good Condition.

This long-awaited revision brings the latest concepts and technology of 21st century architecture, interior designers, design and construction to this classic reference work It is sure to be by the side of and used by any serious architect or designer, students of architecture, and those in construction.

From arch to wood, technology, every concept, material and detail important to architects and designers are presented in Ching's unique style. Alfred a Knopf Inc. Combining text and drawing, so that the term can be comprehensively explored, each term is given a minimum double-page spread on large format trim size, graphically showing relations between concepts and sub-terms A comprehensive index permits the reader to locate any important word in the text.

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A Short Guide to Writing About Art 11th Edition

Students are shown how to analyze pictures drawings, sculptures and architecture, paintings, photographs, and are prepared with the tools they need to present their ideas through effective writing. Coverage of essential writing assignments includes formal analysis, research paper, review of an exhibition, comparison, and essay examination.

Alfred a Knopf Inc. New to the 11th edition is a chapter on “Virtual Exhibitions: Writing Text Panels and Other Materials. Used book in Good Condition. Wiley. Used book in Good Condition. The best-selling guide to writing about art   Sylvan Barnet’s A Short Guide to Writing About Art guides students through every aspect of writing about art.

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American Architecture: A History Icon Editions

The author charts the social, cities, cultural, and political forces that shaped the growth and development of American towns, and suburbs. Used book in Good Condition. Alfred a Knopf Inc. Wiley. Used book in Good Condition. Used book in Good Condition. The illustrations are integrated into the text and consist of photographs, drawings, plans, and maps.

Leland M. American architecture introduces the reader to the major developments that shaped the American-built environment from before the Europeans to the present, from the everyday vernacular to the high style of aspiration. Well-written and comprehensive, study, American Architecture is invaluable as a guide, and reference.

Roth describes the impact of changes in conceptual imagery, style, landscape design, building technology, and town-planning theory throughout the nation's history. Based on his acclaimed and influential concise history of American Architecture 1980, regional styles, featuring expanded coverage of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, this new book is double the length with twice as many illustrations, and contemporary buildings and architects.

In ten chapters with 612 illustrations, analysis, he provides a full, reliable, and up-to-date description, and interpretation of American buildings and their architects.


American Architecture: A History Icon Editions

Americans, on the one hand, on the other hand, between the impulse, have been caught between divergent needs and desires, it would seem, especially, and the wish, to realize a conceptual ideal, to build pragmatically and efficiently, ” writes Roth. Alfred a Knopf Inc. These ten chapters provide a full, reliable, analysis, and up-to-date description, and interpretation of American buildings and their architects.

There is extensive historical coverage of 17th and 18th century architecture and regional styles. Used book in Good Condition. He charts the gradual development of towns, and suburbs along with the social, cultural, cities, and political forces that shaped their growth. Buildings, like politics, architect, and every building represents a judicious balance between the conflicting needs and aspirations of the client, are based on the fine art of compromise, and builder.

Used book in Good Condition. On both the high style architecture of aspiration and the everyday vernacular architecture, building technology, Roth presents the historical impact of changes in conceptual imagery, style, landscape design, and town planning theory. Well-written and comprehensive, a study, Roth's American Architecture is invaluable as a guide, and a reference.

The 612 illustrations— consisting of photographs, drawings, plans and maps— are integrated throughout the text. Used book in Good Condition.


Historic Preservation, Third Edition: An Introduction to Its History, Principles, and Practice Third Edition

192 illustrations Used book in Good Condition. It also includes updated case studies to reflect the most important historic preservation issues of today; and brings the conversation into the twenty-first century. Alfred a Knopf Inc. Wiley. This classic text covers the gamut of preservation issues in layman’s language.

Historic preservation, which started as a grassroots movement, now represents the cutting edge in a cultural revolution focused on “green” architecture and sustainability. Used book in Good Condition. Used book in Good Condition. This book provides comprehensive coverage of the many facets of historic preservation: the philosophy and history of the movement, the role of government, sensitive architectural designs and planning, and heritage tourism, the documentation and designation of historic properties, preservation technology, plus a survey of architectural styles.

An ideal introduction to the field for students, and community leaders, preservationists, property owners, historians, local officials, this thoroughly revised edition addresses new subjects, including heritage tourism and partnering with the environmental community.