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A history of American architecture

buildings in their cultural and technological context

by Mark Gelernter

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Published by University Press of New England in Hanover .
Written in English

    Places:
  • United States.
    • Subjects:
    • Architecture -- United States,
    • Architecture and society -- United States

    • Edition Notes

      Includes bibliographical references (p. [330]-337) and index.

      StatementMark Gelernter.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsNA705 .G35 1999
      The Physical Object
      Paginationxxii, 346 p. :
      Number of Pages346
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL388566M
      ISBN 100874519403
      LC Control Number98051812

        Firmitas, utilitas, venustas (solid, useful, beautiful) – that is what an architectural structure should be, at least according to the first man who dared to define these terms and to relate them to architecture. Vitruvius was a Roman author and architect, and he is known as one of the first “theorists” in architecture. Ten Books on Architecture were written more than . A Concise History Of American Architecture (Icon Editions) by Leland Roth and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at

      In American Architecture, Leland Roth introduces the reader to the major developments that shaped the American-built environment from before the arrival of the Europeans to the present, from ceremonial enclosures and homes to Modernism and its discontents. There is extensive historical coverage of 17th and 18th century architecture and regional styles. Find many great new & used options and get the best deals for Frank Lloyd Wright: An American Architecture No. (, Hardcover) at the best online prices at .

      A Text-book of the History of Architecture by Alfred D. F. Hamlin. Publisher: Longmans, Green, & Co. ISBN/ASIN: BUJRQ7C Number of pages: Description: The aim of this work has been to sketch the various periods and styles of architecture with the broadest possible strokes, and to mention, with such brief characterization as seemed permissible or necessary, the most . Book digitized by Google from the library of Harvard University and uploaded to the Internet Archive by user tpb. Skip to main content. This banner text can have markup A History of Architecture Item Preview remove-circle greek architecture, modern architecture, byzantine architecture, santa maria, american architecture Publisher Harper.


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