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

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Dell Upton is Professor of Architectural History at the University of California, Berkeley.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements

Introduction

Map

1. An American Icon (Monticello/The Ordinariness of Architecture/The Domestic Community/Host and Hermit/Design/Consumption/Rethinking the Landscape/The Republican House/The New American House/Heirs of Monticello)

2. Community (Authority/Metaphors/Citizenship/Ancestral Homelands/Cultural Authority/Community/Communities)

3. Nature (Neoclassical and Romantic Nature/Country Life/Place/The Primitive/The Simple Life/Act Naturally)

4. Technology (Work/Ventilation/Gender, Sex and Filth/The Technological Sublime/Producers and Consumers/Consuming Architecture)

5. Money (The Political Economy of Architecture/Proximity/System and Flow/The Social Life of Work/The Public Life of Business/The Moral Authority of Capitalism/The Spatial Economy of Consumption/Consuming Architecture/Housing Non-Consumers)

6. Art (Architects and Builders/Why Architects/Architecture as a Business/Architecture and Social Class/Style/Architect as Artist/Styles of the Self/Who is an Architect/Beyond Art)

Bibliographic Essay

Timeline

List of Illustrations

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780192842176
Author:
Upton, Dell
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Author:
null, Dell
Subject:
History
Subject:
Art
Subject:
American - General
Subject:
Architecture
Subject:
U.S. Architecture - General
Subject:
Ethnic architecture
Subject:
History : General
Subject:
Architecture | History | American
Subject:
Art and Architecture | History | American
Subject:
Architecture -- United States.
Subject:
Ethnic architecture -- United States.
Subject:
Art & Architecture | History | American
Subject:
Architecture-United States General
Subject:
Architecture -- History.
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
Oxford History of Art (Paperback)
Publication Date:
19980631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
62 color and 145 b/w illus.
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
9.34x6.63x.77 in. 1.70 lbs.

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