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American Architectural History
A Contemporary Reader

ISBN 9780415306959
Published July 9, 2004 by Routledge
464 Pages

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Book Description

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. 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.

Drawing together 24 illustrated essays by major and emerging scholars in the field, American Architectural History is a valuable resource for students of the history of American art, architecture, urbanism, and material culture.

Table of Contents

Part 1: Staking Claim, Shaping Space  Part 2: Building the Republic  Part 3: Materialism and Mediation in the Gilded Age  Part 4: Visions of a New Era: Seeing Self, Seeing Others, Being Seen  Part 5: Shifting Scenes: Modernism and Postmodernism  Part 6: The City in Question

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'Stimulating ... [a] valuable sampler of new scholarship ... a welcome supplement to existing surveys and a challenge to scholars and publishers alike to go further in retelling the history of our built environment.' - Journal of Architectural Education