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Since 1880, Seattle has grown from a small town of only 3,500 to a major metropolis. Shaping Seattle Architecture: A Historical Guide to the Architects
focuses on those whose designs shaped the physical form of the city and region. Publication of this invaluable reference work marks the one hundredth anniversary of the presence of the American Institute of Architects in Seattle and Washington State.
Features: 45 profiles of architects and firms; 529 illustrations; over 80 thumbnail sketches of additional significant Seattle architects and the works for which they are most noted (non-Seattle architects who designed major Seattle structures are listed separately); an introductory chapter summarizing the main currents of Seattle's architectural history, relating it both to the city's history and to national and international trends in architecture; essays on Native American architecture, on pattern books, plan books, and periodicals, and on "vernacular" and "popular" architecture; current names and addresses of the extant buildings mentioned in the text; and sections on sources of information and on researching Seattle architecture.