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Early American Architecture: From the First Colonial Settlements to the National Period

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Publisher Comments:

Hailed as "a model of scholarship" by the Saturday Review, this comprehensive survey of domestic and public architecture ranges from early settlers' primitive cabins to Greek Revival mansions of the early 1800s. Nearly 500 illustrations complement the text, praised by The New York Times as "entertaining, vigorous, and clearly written."

Synopsis:

Classic, profusely illustrated study of styles from New England colonial to Greek revival. Superb text, plus plans, materials, construction methods, etc.

Synopsis:

Comprehensive, well-illustrated survey of domestic and public architecture — from earliest known buildings along Atlantic coast to French and Spanish styles of early 1800s in the South and West. Vigorous and entertaining text includes accounts of plans, materials, methods.

Table of Contents

FOREWORD

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

Part One. Colonial Architecture: The Seventeenth Century

1. THE COLONIAL STYLES

    Introduction

    Colonial' and 'Georgian'

    Colonial styles of the eastern regions

    Their medieval character

    The Spanish Colonial style

    Primitive shelters of the first settlers

    The log-cabin myth

    The first frame houses

    The English architectural background

2. THE COLONIAL HOUSE IN NEW ENGLAND

    Basic terminology of Colonial plans and construction best studied in New England houses

    Typical house plans

    The frame and its parts

    Wall construction

    Hewing and sawing lumber

    Windows

    Roofs

    The chimney

    Front door and porch

    The hall and its furniture

    Other rooms in the Colonial house

3. NEW ENGLAND COLONIAL ARCHITECTURE

    Introduction

    The New England community

    Representative frame houses

    Stone houses

    Brick houses

    Garrisons and blockhouses

    Meeting-houses

    School and college architecture

    Boston's first Town-House

    Commercial buildings

    Tide mills and windmills

    Newport Tower

    The New England Colonial style

4. DUTCH COLONIAL ARCHITECTURE

    Early settlement

    Materials and construction

    Variants of the Dutch Colonial style

    Early New Amsterdam

    The Albany region

    The middle countries

    Dutch churches

    Flemish Colonial houses

    Long Island

    The eighteenth-century style

    Northern New Jersey

    The post-Revolutionary phase of the style

5. SOUTHERN COLONIAL ARCHITECTURE

    Early Jamestown

    Frame houses in Virginia

    Brick houses

    Typical house plans

    Important Virginia houses

    Virginia churches

    Maryland in the seventeenth century

    The Carolinas

    Log cabins

    Early Charleston

    The river plantations

Part Two. Spanish and French Colonial Architecture

6. FLORIDA AND THE SPANISH SOUTHWEST

    St. Augustine and its fort

    Indian pueblos in New Mexico

    The Governor's Palace at Santa Fe

    Mission churches of New Mexico

    Spanish missions in Texas

    The missions of Arizona

7. MISSIONS AND RANCH HOUSES OF ALTA CALIFORNIA

    Junípero Serra and the foundation of the California missions

    Life at the missions

    The mission builldings

    San Diego

    San Carlos Borromeo

    La Capilla Real at Monterey

    San Juan Capistrano

    Santa Barbara

    San Luis Rey

    Presidios and pueblos

    Spanish Colonial domestic architecture

8. FRENCH COLONIAL ARCHITECTURE OF THE MISSISSIPPI VALLEY

    Historical background

    Founding of New Orleans

    The Illinois Country

    Materials and construction

    One-story houses

    Ursuline Convent at New Orleans

    Plantation houses of Louisiana

    The Cabildo

Part Three. Georgian Architecture: 1700-1780

9. THE EMERGENCE OF GEORGIAN

    Historical background

    The Renaissance in Europe

    The Renaissance in England

    Elizabethan

    Early Stuart

    Late Stuart

    Early Georgian

    Building practices in the colonies

    Architects

    The use of architectural books

    Amateurs

    Materials

    Plans

    Sanitation

    "Heating, cooking, and illumination"

10. THE GEORGIAN STYLE

    Its formal character

    Doorways

    Windows

    Wall treatments

    Roof treatments

    Georgian interiors

    Entrance hall and stairway

    Floor and wall treatments

    Doors and windows

    Fireplaces and chimneypieces

    Ceilings

    Georgian furniture

    Development of the Georgian style

11. EARLY GEORGIAN ARCHITECTURE IN VIRGINIA

    Economic basis

    Typical plantation

    Williamsburg

    "The Wren building, Capitol, Palace, Bruton Parish Church"

    Other buildings at Williamsburg

    Early Georgian houses

    Stratford

    Westover

    Carter's Grove

    Richard Taliaferro

    "Christ Church, Lancaster County"

12. LATE GEORGIAN ARCHITECTURE IN VIRGINIA

    The architect John Ariss

    Mount Airy

    Mount Vernon

    Pohick Church

    Late Georgian tendencies

    The two-story portico

    Brandon

    Semple House

    Jefferson and the first Monticello

    Jefferson at Williamsburg

    Jefferson's ideas about architecture

13. GEORGIAN ARCHITECTURE IN MARYLAND AND THE CAROLINAS

    Eighteenth-century Annapolis

    County houses and manor houses

    The architecture of William Buckland

    South Carolina in the eighteenth century

    The river plantations

    Carolina churches

    Urban Charleston

    Charleston houses

    The expanding frontier: Georgia and North Carolina

14. GEORGIAN PUBLIC BUILDINGS IN NEW ENGLAND

    The seaports

    Eighteenth-century Boston

    Early Georgian churches

    Boston's Town-House

    Faneuil Hall

    Newport

    The architecture of Peter Harrison

    Late Georgian churches

    New England colleges in the eighteenth century

15. GEORGIAN HOUSES IN NEW ENGLAND

    New England house plans

    Local stylisms

    The first Georgian house in America

    Portsmouth

    The Hancock House

    Shirley Place

    Royall House

    The Lindens

    Late Georgian houses

    The Federal style in New England

16. GEORGIAN ARCHITECTURE IN THE MIDDLE COLONIES

    New Sweden

    The founding of Philadelphia

    Early Georgian houses in Pennsylvania

    Late Georgian houses

    Public and institutional buildings

    Pennsylvania Dutch' architecture

    Eighteenth-century New York

    Georgian houses in New York

17. TOWARD A NATIONAL STYLE

    Neoclassicism

    The rise of scientific

Product Details

ISBN:
9780486254920
Author:
Morrison, Hugh
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Location:
New York :
Subject:
History
Subject:
Architecture
Subject:
U.S. Architecture - General
Subject:
Architecture, modern
Subject:
Architecture, colonial
Subject:
Neoclassicism (Architecture)
Subject:
Architecture -- United States.
Subject:
Neoclassicism
Subject:
General Architecture
Subject:
General Architecture
Subject:
Architecture-United States General
Subject:
Architecture -- History.
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Dover Architecture
Series Volume:
87-2
Publication Date:
20110131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
640
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.38 in 1.36 lb

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Comprehensive, well-illustrated survey of domestic and public architecture — from earliest known buildings along Atlantic coast to French and Spanish styles of early 1800s in the South and West. Vigorous and entertaining text includes accounts of plans, materials, methods.
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