Architects to the Nation: The Rise and Decline of the Supervising Architects Office by Antoinette J. LeeArchitects to the Nation: The Rise and Decline of the Supervising Architects Office by Antoinette J. Lee

Architects to the Nation: The Rise and Decline of the Supervising Architects Office

byAntoinette J. Lee

Hardcover | April 15, 2000

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This unique book traces the evolution and accomplishments of the office that from 1852 until 1939 held a virtual monopoly over federal building design. Among its more memorable buildings are the Italianate U.S. Mint in Carson City, the huge granite pile of the State, War, and Navy Building inWashington, D.C., the towering U.S. Post Office in Nashville, New York City's neo-Renaissance customhouse, and such "restorations" as the ancient adobe Palace of the Governors in Santa Fe. In tracing the evolution of the Office and its creative output, Antoinette J. Lee evokes the nation'sconsiderable efforts to achieve an appropriate civic architecture.
Antoinette J. Lee is at Goucher College.
Title:Architects to the Nation: The Rise and Decline of the Supervising Architects OfficeFormat:HardcoverDimensions:352 pages, 7.01 × 10.12 × 0.98 inPublished:April 15, 2000Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:0195128222

ISBN - 13:9780195128222

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PrefaceAcknowledgmentsWilliam Seale: Introduction1. Prelude2. No Blueprint for the New Nation, 1789-18513. THe Bureau of Construction and the Corps of Engineers, 1852-18654. Alfred B. Mullett, 1866-18745. The Supervising Architect's Office in the Gilded Age, 1875-18966. The Tarsney Act, Its Passage and Postponement in Implementation, 1893-19397. Proponents of "Academic Classicism," 1895-19258. The Public Buildings Program in Eras of Affluence and Depression, 1926-1939Epilogue

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"A definitive, detailed, and thorough examination....an invaluable reference guide and resource on federal buildings in America."--The Public Historian