Architecture in the United States (Oxford History of Art)

By: Dell Upton

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American architecture is astonishingly varied. From Native American sites in New Mexico and Arizona, and the ancient earthworks of the Mississippi Valley, to the most fashionable contemporary buildings of Chicago and New York, the United States boasts three thousand years of architectural history. It is characterized by the diversity of its builders and consumers who include Native American men and women, African, Asian, and European immigrants, as well as renowned professional architects and urban planners.
Leading historian Dell Upton's revolutionizing interpretation examines American architecture in relation to five themes: community, nature, technology, money, and art. In giving particular attention to indigenous, folk, ethnic, and popular architectures like Chaco Canyon, the Brooklyn Bridge, and Native American houses, as well as to the great monuments of traditional histories such as Jefferson's Monticello and Wright's Fallingwater, Architecture in the United States reveals the dazzling richness of America's human landscape.

Title: Architecture in the United States (Oxford History of Art)

Author Name: Dell Upton

Categories: Architecture,

Publisher: Oxford University Press: June 1998

ISBN Number: 019284217X

ISBN Number 13: 9780192842176

Binding: Trade Paperback

Book Condition: Used - VeryGood

Seller ID: 157495