American Architecture: A History 2nd Edition


American Architecture: A History 2nd Edition



This sweeping introduction to the history of architecture in the United States is a guide to the major developments that shaped the environment from the first Americans to the present, from the everyday vernacular to the high style of aspiration. Eleven chronologically organized chapters chart the social, cultural, and political forces that shaped the growth and development of American towns, cities, and suburbs, while providing full description, analysis, and interpretation of buildings and their architects. New chapters detailing the green architecture movement and architectural trends in the 21st century, an expanded section on Native American architecture and contemporary design by Native American architects, new discussions on architectural education and training, more examples of women architects and designers, and a thoroughly expanded glossary.

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Westview Press

American Architecture: A History 2nd Edition
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