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. Eleven chronologically organized chapters chart the social, cultural, and political forces that shaped the growth and development of American towns, cities, and suburbs, while providing full description, analysis, 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. The art program is expanded, including 640 black and white images and 62 new color images. 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.
Preface 1. THE FIRST AMERICAN ARCHITECTURE Ceremonial Enclosures and Homes 2. EUROPEANS IN THE NEW WORLD, 1600--1700 Transplanted Vernaculars 3. IN THE LATEST FASHION, 1690--1785 Georgian Architecture and Vernacular Themes 4. A NEW ARCHITECTURE FOR A NEW NATION, 1785--1820 Searching for Symbols of Democracy 5. APPROPRIATION AND INNOVATION, 1820--1865 Images of the Past, Visions of the Future 6. ARCHITECTURE IN THE AGE OF ENERGY AND ENTERPRISE, 1865--1885 Parvenu Taste in an Expanding Economy 7. THE ARCHITECTURE OF THE AMERICAN CITY AND SUBURB, 1885--1915 The Search for Order 8. NOSTALGIA AND THE AVANT-GARDE, 1915--1940 Architecture for a New Century 9. THE EMERGENCE OF MODERNISM, 1940--1973 Social Agenda or the Latest Aesthetic? 10. RESPONSES TO MODERNISM, 1973--2000 Modernism and Its Discontents 11. THE 21ST CENTURY, 2000-- Chronology Glossary List of Illustrations Index