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A History of Architecture and Urbanism in the Americas

1st Edition

By Clare Cardinal-Pett

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526 pages

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A History of Architecture and Urbanism in the Americas is the first comprehensive survey to narrate the urbanization of the Western Hemisphere, from the Arctic Circle to Antarctica, making it a vital resource to help you understand the built environment in this part of the world. The book combines the latest scholarship about the indigenous past with an environmental history approach covering issues of climate, geology, and biology, so that you'll see the relationship between urban and rural in a new, more inclusive way.

Author Clare Cardinal-Pett tells the story chronologically, from the earliest-known human migrations into the Americas to the 1930s to reveal information and insights that weave across time and place so that you can develop a complex and nuanced understanding of human-made landscape forms, patterns of urbanization, and associated building typologies. Each chapter addresses developments throughout the hemisphere and includes information from various disciplines, original artwork, and historical photographs of everyday life, which - along with numerous maps, diagrams, and traditional building photographs - will train your eye to see the built environment as you read about it.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments Introduction Origins 1. Settings and Settlements 2000 BCE 2. Early Urban Realms and Ideological Landscapes 0 BCE 3. Cities, States, and Empires 1000 CE 4. Patterns of European Colonization and Building 1600 CE 5. Key Colonial Towns and Regional Architectural Elements 1760 CE 6. Architecture and Identity 1800 CE 7. Transportation and Industrialization 1860 CE 8. Beautiful Cities and New Technologies 1900 CE 9. Varieties of Modernity 1930 CE Futurama Image Credits Bibliography Index

About the Author

Clare Cardinal-Pett is an Associate Professor of Architecture at Iowa State University, USA.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
ARC000000
ARCHITECTURE / General
ARC005000
ARCHITECTURE / History / General
ARC005010
ARCHITECTURE / History / Prehistoric & Primitive
ARC005020
ARCHITECTURE / History / Ancient & Classical
ARC005070
ARCHITECTURE / History / Modern (late 19th Century to 1945)
ARC005080
ARCHITECTURE / History / Contemporary (1945-)
ARC008000
ARCHITECTURE / Landscape
ARC010000
ARCHITECTURE / Urban & Land Use Planning
ARC012000
ARCHITECTURE / Reference
ARC016000
ARCHITECTURE / Buildings / Religious
ARC020000
ARCHITECTURE / Regional
ARC024000
ARCHITECTURE / Buildings / General
ARC024010
ARCHITECTURE / Buildings / Landmarks & Monuments
HIS024000
HISTORY / Latin America / General
HIS029000
HISTORY / North America
HIS033000
HISTORY / Latin America / South America
HIS038000
HISTORY / Americas (North, Central, South, West Indies)