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American Architecture

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America has always presented a unique challenge to architects: should they emulate the Old World or respond to the demands of the New? David Handlin tells the complex story with lucidity and insight. Almost from its seventeenth-century beginnings, American architecture was subject to two apparently contradictory processesthe practical and the grandiose. The first comes through in the vernacular buildings of rural America, the innovations of Jefferson, Bulfinch's fine civic buildings, the offices and factories of the Industrial Age, and the comfortable domestic tradition that lies behind the houses of the Greene Brothers and Frank Lloyd Wright. The second is seen in the unprecedented daring of the Chicago Schoolgreat engineers like Adler united with great designers like Sullivan; in the majestic state capitols, exhibition halls, and public buildings by firms such as McKim, Mead & White; in the luxury of Fifth Avenue mansions; and in the exuberance of commercial Manhattan.The revised edition ends with a lively account of recent developmentsvirtual architecture, the revival of historical styles (including modernism), the thirst for striking originality, and a new interest in the local, with figures including Stern, Meier, Gehry, and Mockbee. 264 illustrations.

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  • Product Details

    Author:
    David P. Handlin
    Series:
    World of Art
    Format:
    Paperback
    Pages:
    304
    Publisher:
    Thames & Hudson (February 17, 2004)
    Language:
    English
    Audience:
    General/trade
    ISBN-13:
    9780500203736
    ISBN-10:
    0500203733
    Weight:
    22.4oz
    Dimensions:
    6" x 8.3" x 0.9"
    Case Pack:
    22
    File:
    -NortonNorton_051317-20170514.xml
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