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American Architecture: A History

byLeland M. Roth, Amanda C. Roth Clark

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More than fifteen years after the success of the first edition, this sweeping introduction to the history of architecture in the United States is now a fully revised 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.

The second edition features an entirely new chapter detailing the green architecture movement and architectural trends in the 21st century. Further updates include 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 to help today's readers. The art program is expanded, including 640 black and white images and 62 new color images. Accessible and engaging, American Architecture continues to set the standard as a guide, study, and reference for those seeking to better understand the rich history of architecture in the United States.
Leland M. Roth is Marion Dean Ross Professor of Architectural History Emeritus at the University of Oregon at Eugene. Dr. Roth is the author of Understanding Architecture (Westview Press, 2013), McKim, Mead & White, Architects (Harper & Row, 1983), America Builds (Harper & Row, 1983), A Concise History of American Architecture (Harper ...
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Title:American Architecture: A HistoryFormat:PaperbackDimensions:752 pages, 10 × 7 × 0.68 inPublished:March 8, 2016Publisher:Avalon PublishingLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Preface

1. THE FIRST AMERICAN ARCHITECTURE
Ceremonial Enclosures and Homes

2. EUROPEANS IN THE NEW WORLD, 1600–1700
Transplanted Vernaculars

3. IN THE LATEST FASHION, 1690–1785
Georgian Architecture and Vernacular Themes

4. A NEW ARCHITECTURE FOR A NEW NATION, 1785–1820
Searching for Symbols of Democracy

5. APPROPRIATION AND INNOVATION, 1820–1865
Images of the Past, Visions of the Future

6. ARCHITECTURE IN THE AGE OF ENERGY AND ENTERPRISE, 1865–1885
Parvenu Taste in an Expanding Economy

7. THE ARCHITECTURE OF THE AMERICAN CITY AND SUBURB, 1885–1915
The Search for Order

8. NOSTALGIA AND THE AVANT-GARDE, 1915–1940
Architecture for a New Century

9. THE EMERGENCE OF MODERNISM, 1940–1973
Social Agenda or the Latest Aesthetic?

10. RESPONSES TO MODERNISM, 1973–2000
Modernism and Its Discontents

11. THE 21ST CENTURY, 2000–

Chronology
Glossary
List of Illustrations
Index

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“Roth's American Architecture is the perfect companion text to any course on American architecture. Its readability and chronological organization provides students with an in-depth and comprehensive survey of the major trends in the field. The plans, diagrams, and sections are particularly clear and well executed, which is a great resource when teaching.”—Emily Morash, Connecticut College“This book has been extremely useful for my course—it is long enough that I can use it as the main anchor of the course, but not so long that it is daunting to the students. Students typically find it clear and engaging. Roth's approach is excellentbroad and inclusive. His writing style is clear and his observations on theory and social content are refreshingly free of jargon. American Architecture: A History is the most comprehensive and thoroughly illustrated survey of American architecture available. Building on the author's lifetime of research, it is extremely valuable as a reference book and also provides a highly readable introduction to this fascinating topic.”—Jeffery Howe, Boston College