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A history of American architecture : buildings in their cultural and technological context / Mark Gelernter

By: Gelernter, Mark, 1951-.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Hanover : University Press of New England, [1999]Copyright date: ℗♭1999Edition: 1st ed.Description: xxii, 346 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 0874519403; 9780874519402.Subject(s): Architecture -- United States | Architecture and society -- United StatesAdditional physical formats: Online version:: History of American architecture.DDC classification: 720.973 Also issued online
Contents:
First civilizations : 12,000 BC-AD 1500 -- Cultures transformed and transplanted : 1500-1650 -- Colonial culture : 1650-1763 -- The age of revolution : 1763-1820 -- Culture realigned : 1820-65 -- Enterprise and turmoil : 1865-85 -- The age of diversity : 1885-1915 -- Between the World Wars : 1915-45 -- Modern culture : 1945-73 -- Postmodern culture : 1973-1998
Review: "This book explores the history of American architecture from prehistoric times to the present, explaining why characteristic architectural forms arose at particular times and in particular places."--BOOK JACKET. "Mark Gelernter shows how buildings express powerful cultural forces. They embody our deeply felt attitudes about our relationship with nature, our social relations with others, the importance of the individual, the value of science and technology, and our political role in the world. The author also explains how designers sometimes expressed these ideas with available building technologies, while other times they invented new technologies in order to realize new ideas."--JacketSummary: "A history of American architecture presents this fascinating story of American architecture in ten chronological chapters. Each chapter begins with a broad survey of the dominant cultural forces and technology, and then discusses how the designers of the day responded with particular architectural forms. This survey includes the contemporaneous European cultural and architectural ideas, since Europe significantly influenced much of America's history."--Jacket
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 330-337) and index

First civilizations : 12,000 BC-AD 1500 -- Cultures transformed and transplanted : 1500-1650 -- Colonial culture : 1650-1763 -- The age of revolution : 1763-1820 -- Culture realigned : 1820-65 -- Enterprise and turmoil : 1865-85 -- The age of diversity : 1885-1915 -- Between the World Wars : 1915-45 -- Modern culture : 1945-73 -- Postmodern culture : 1973-1998

"This book explores the history of American architecture from prehistoric times to the present, explaining why characteristic architectural forms arose at particular times and in particular places."--BOOK JACKET. "Mark Gelernter shows how buildings express powerful cultural forces. They embody our deeply felt attitudes about our relationship with nature, our social relations with others, the importance of the individual, the value of science and technology, and our political role in the world. The author also explains how designers sometimes expressed these ideas with available building technologies, while other times they invented new technologies in order to realize new ideas."--Jacket

"A history of American architecture presents this fascinating story of American architecture in ten chronological chapters. Each chapter begins with a broad survey of the dominant cultural forces and technology, and then discusses how the designers of the day responded with particular architectural forms. This survey includes the contemporaneous European cultural and architectural ideas, since Europe significantly influenced much of America's history."--Jacket

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