American Architectural History : A Contemporary Reader

Pub. Date: 2004-04-09
Publisher(s): Taylor & Francis
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This book presents a collection of recent writings on architecture and urbanism in the United States, with topics ranging from colonial to contemporary times.

Author Biography

Keith L. Eggener teaches American art and architectural history at the University of Missouri-Columbia. He is the author of Luis Barragan's Gardens of El Pedregal (Princeton Architectural Press) and is assistant editor of the Buildings of the United States series (Oxford University Press/Society of Architectural Historians).

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. xi
Introductionp. 1
Staking claim, shaping spacep. 23
National design: mercantile cities and the grid (1982)p. 25
"Modifying factors" in Native American architecture (1989)p. 39
Church design and construction in Spanish New Mexico (1993)p. 51
Space: parish churches, courthouses, and dwellings in colonial Virginia (1986)p. 73
Building the republicp. 93
The plantation landscape (1993)p. 95
The first professional: Benjamin Henry Latrobe (1999)p. 112
The Greek Revival: Americanness, politics and economics (2002)p. 132
Independence and the rural cottage (1981)p. 142
Materialism and mediation in the Gilded Agep. 155
First impressions: front halls and hall furnishings in Victorian America (1992)p. 157
"A city under one roof," Chicago skyscrapers, 1880-1895 (1991)p. 177
Creating New York's nineteenth-century retail district (1996)p. 206
Architecture and the reinterpretation of the past in the American renaissance (1983)p. 227
Visions of a new era: seeing self, seeing others, being seenp. 247
A cultural Frankenstein? The Chicago World's Columbian Exposition of 1893 (1993)p. 249
The prairie house (1991)p. 267
Wright, influence, and the world at large (1999)p. 281
The search for modernity: America, the International Style, and the Bauhaus (1999)p. 294
Shifting scenes: modernism and postmodernismp. 313
People who live in glass houses: Edith Farnsworth, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, and Philip Johnson (1998)p. 316
Mirror images: technology, consumption, and the representation of gender in American architecture since World War II (1996)p. 342
The Pruitt-Igoe myth (1992)p. 352
Robert Venturi and "the return of historicism" (1989)p. 365
The battle for the monument: the Vietnam Veterans Memorial (1989)p. 380
The city in questionp. 405
Introduction: variations on a theme park (1992)p. 407
Fortress Los Angeles (1992)p. 412
Planes of existence: Chicago and O'Hare International Airport (1997)p. 426
Indexp. 433
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