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American Architecture Since 1780: A Guide to the Styles, Revised Edition

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Publisher Comments:

When Marcus Whiffen's classic introduction to American architectural styles was published in 1969, Reyner Banham called it "one of the most enjoyable general works on American architecture that has ever appeared."

This new edition, containing descriptions, histories, and illustrations of more than forty architectural styles, has been revised and updated to include two new entries on late modernism and on post-modernism and a description of "streamline moderne," now recognized as an independent style. The number of illustrations has been increased to 200.

Marcus Whiffen is Professor Emeritus in the School of Architecture at Arizona State University.

Book News Annotation:

This revised and updated edition of Whiffen's 1969 introduction to American architectural styles includes two new chapters on late modernism and on post-modernism and another on now recognized as an independent style. The number of illustrations (b&w) has been increased to 200.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

new edition, containing descriptions, histories, and illustrations of more than forty architectural styles

Synopsis:

When Marcus Whiffen's classic introduction to American architectural styles was published in 1969, Reyner Banham called it one of the most enjoyable general works on American architecture that has ever appeared.

Synopsis:

Marcus Whiffen is Professor Emeritus in the School of Architecture at Arizona State University.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780262730976
Subtitle:
A Guide to the Styles, Revised Edition
Author:
Whiffen, Marcus
Publisher:
The MIT Press
Location:
Cambridge, Mass. :
Subject:
History - General
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Architecture
Subject:
U.S. Architecture - General
Subject:
Architecture -- United States.
Subject:
History
Edition Number:
Rev. ed.
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
90-4
Publication Date:
19920304
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
338
Dimensions:
7.50x5.64x.77 in. .94 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , new edition, containing descriptions, histories, and illustrations of more than forty architectural styles
"Synopsis" by , When Marcus Whiffen's classic introduction to American architectural styles was published in 1969, Reyner Banham called it one of the most enjoyable general works on American architecture that has ever appeared.
"Synopsis" by , Marcus Whiffen is Professor Emeritus in the School of Architecture at Arizona State University.
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