Architecture in the United States by Dell Upton
(Oxford History of Art)

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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 Jeffersons Monticello and Wrights Fallingwater, Architecture in the United States reveals the dazzling richness of America's human landscape.

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About the Author: Dell Upton is Professor of Architectural History at the University of California, Berkeley.
Published June 25, 1998 by Oxford University Press. 336 pages
Genres: History, Education & Reference, Arts & Photography, Professional & Technical. Non-fiction

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335, introduction, b&w and color photographs, bibliographical references, bibliographic essay, index, map, illustrations, floorplans.) As its title suggests, Architecture in the United States is an ambitious work, and there are few scholars as qualified to undertake such a project as Dell Upton...

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