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The Resource Architecture in the United States, 1800-1850, W. Barksdale Maynard

Architecture in the United States, 1800-1850, W. Barksdale Maynard

Label
Architecture in the United States, 1800-1850
Title
Architecture in the United States, 1800-1850
Statement of responsibility
W. Barksdale Maynard
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"This book traces the development of American architecture from the age of Jefferson to the antebellum era, providing the first survey of this important period to appear in a generation. W. Barksdale Maynard overturns the long-accepted notions that the chief theme of early-nineteenth-century American architecture was a patriotic desire to escape from European influence and that competing styles chiefly reflected the American struggle for cultural uniqueness. Instead, deep and consistent aesthetic ties, especially with England, shaped American architecture and house designs. Maynard shows that the Greek Revival in particular was an international phenomenon, with American achievements inspired by British example and with taste taking precedence over patriotism." "Emphasizing the history of ideas, the book addresses such major themes as the role of the Picturesque, the spread of the rural residence, and the complex uses and meanings of porches. The author draws on wide-ranging primary sources, including English and American "villa books" and contemporary travel narratives. Generously illustrated, the volume reproduces rare historic prints and daguerreotypes of important buildings that in nearly all cases have been demolished or altered."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
720/.973/09034
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
NA710
LC item number
.M39 2002
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Architecture in the United States, 1800-1850, W. Barksdale Maynard
Link
http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/toc/fy036/2001008496.html
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 293-308) and index
Contents
  • Building the young republic
  • Role of Britain and the picturesque
  • Villa, cottage, and log house
  • On the piazza
  • Greek revival and beyond
Control code
2224163
Dimensions
27 cm.
Extent
xi, 322 p.
Isbn
9780300093834
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2001008496
Other physical details
ill. (some col.), map
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm48674560
  • (OCoLC)48674560
Label
Architecture in the United States, 1800-1850, W. Barksdale Maynard
Link
http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/toc/fy036/2001008496.html
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 293-308) and index
Contents
  • Building the young republic
  • Role of Britain and the picturesque
  • Villa, cottage, and log house
  • On the piazza
  • Greek revival and beyond
Control code
2224163
Dimensions
27 cm.
Extent
xi, 322 p.
Isbn
9780300093834
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2001008496
Other physical details
ill. (some col.), map
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm48674560
  • (OCoLC)48674560

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