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Julian Abele

Architect and the Beaux Arts, 1st Edition

By Dreck Spurlock Wilson


224 pages | 53 B/W Illus.

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Julian Abele, Architect and the Beaux Arts uncovers the life of one of the first beaux arts trained African American architects. Overcoming racial segregation at the beginning of the twentieth century, Abele received his architecture degree from the University of Pennsylvania in 1902.

Wilson traces Abele’s progress as he went on to become the most formally educated architect in America at that time. Abele later contributed to the architectural history of America by designing over 200 buildings throughout his career including the Widener Memorial Library (1913) at Harvard University and the Free Library of Philadelphia (1917).

Architectural history is a valuable resource for those studying architecture. As such this book is beneficial for academics and students of architecture and architectural historians with a particular interest in minority discussions.

Table of Contents

1. Advantages of Family, Color and Place 2. Institute of Colored Youth 3. Pennsylvania Museum and School of Industrial Art 4. University of Pennsylvania School of Architecture 5. Philadelphia Academy of the Fine Arts 6. North by Northwest 7. Out of South Philly 8. Office of Horace Trumbauer 9. Philadelphia T-Square Club 10. Personal Azimuth 11. Pennsylvania Museum of Art 12. A Great Towering Church 13. American Institute of Architects 14. In My Father's House 15. Epilogue

About the Author

Dreck Spurlock Wilson is a graduate of Iowa State University, USA and the University of Chicago, USA. He was an Associate Professor of Architectural History at Howard University and Lecturer in Landscape Architecture at Morgan State University and is a licensed landscape architect. Dreck is the editor and a contributing author of the Biographical Dictionary of African American Architects, 1865–1945 also published by Taylor & Francis.

About the Series

Minorities in Architecture

The new Minorities in Architecture series brings to light research from across the globe by and about underrepresented architects to present leading perspectives on a diverse range of topics. Against the background of race, ethnicity and gender, and the intersections between them, it provides the reader with the latest scholarship in the field of architecture. Areas covered include history, theory, monographs of individual architects, evidence-based case studies, materials and details.

By making these studies available to the worldwide academic community, the series aims to promote quality architectural research from multiple voices.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
ARCHITECTURE / History / Modern (late 19th Century to 1945)
ARCHITECTURE / Individual Architects & Firms / Monographs
ARCHITECTURE / Methods & Materials
ARCHITECTURE / Buildings / General
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Minority Studies