Architecture requires a broad definition. It involves more than simply questions of style, esoteric theory, or technical progress; it is the physical record of a culture's relationship to its technology and the land, and, most important, of the system of values concerning men's relationships with one another. Hence this volume, like my Concise Hist
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I. THE LAND AND FIRST HOMES. II. TRANSPLANTATIONS IN THE NEW WORLD, III. BUILDING A NEW NATION, IV. THE LURE OF THE PAST, THE PROMISE OF THE FUTURE, V. AGE OF ENTERPRISE, VI. THE SE ARCH FOR ORDER, VII. DICHOTOMY: TR ADITION AND AVANT-GARDE, VIII. PURE FUNCTION, PURE FORM, EPILOGUE: WHERE ARE WE AT?
Leland M. Roth is Marion Dean Ross Professor of Architectural History Emeritus at the University of Oregon at Eugene. Dr. Roth is the author of Understanding Architecture (Westview Press, 2013), McKim, Mead & White, Architects (Harper & Row, 1983), America Builds (Harper & Row, 1983), A Concise History of American Architecture (Harper & Row, 1979), and other works.