The Resource A history of American architecture : buildings in their cultural and technological context, Mark Gelernter

A history of American architecture : buildings in their cultural and technological context, Mark Gelernter

Label
A history of American architecture : buildings in their cultural and technological context
Title
A history of American architecture
Title remainder
buildings in their cultural and technological context
Statement of responsibility
Mark Gelernter
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "This book explores the history of American architecture from prehistoric times to the present, explaining why characteristic architectural forms arose at particular times and in particular places."--BOOK JACKET. "Mark Gelernter shows how buildings express powerful cultural forces. They embody our deeply felt attitudes about our relationship with nature, our social relations with others, the importance of the individual, the value of science and technology, and our political role in the world. The author also explains how designers sometimes expressed these ideas with available building technologies, while other times they invented new technologies in order to realize new ideas."--Jacket
  • "A history of American architecture presents this fascinating story of American architecture in ten chronological chapters. Each chapter begins with a broad survey of the dominant cultural forces and technology, and then discusses how the designers of the day responded with particular architectural forms. This survey includes the contemporaneous European cultural and architectural ideas, since Europe significantly influenced much of America's history."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1951-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Gelernter, Mark
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
NA705
LC item number
.G35 1999
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Architecture
  • Architecture and society
  • Architecture
  • Architecture et société
  • Architecture
  • Architecture and society
  • Bouwkunst
  • United States
Label
A history of American architecture : buildings in their cultural and technological context, Mark Gelernter
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [330]-337) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
First civilizations : 12,000 BC-AD 1500 -- Cultures transformed and transplanted : 1500-1650 -- Colonial culture : 1650-1763 -- The age of revolution : 1763-1820 -- Culture realigned : 1820-65 -- Enterprise and turmoil : 1865-85 -- The age of diversity : 1885-1915 -- Between the World Wars : 1915-45 -- Modern culture : 1945-73 -- Postmodern culture : 1973-1998
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xxii, 346 pages
Isbn
9780874519402
Lccn
98051812
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)40359473
  • (OCoLC)ocm40359473
Label
A history of American architecture : buildings in their cultural and technological context, Mark Gelernter
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [330]-337) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
First civilizations : 12,000 BC-AD 1500 -- Cultures transformed and transplanted : 1500-1650 -- Colonial culture : 1650-1763 -- The age of revolution : 1763-1820 -- Culture realigned : 1820-65 -- Enterprise and turmoil : 1865-85 -- The age of diversity : 1885-1915 -- Between the World Wars : 1915-45 -- Modern culture : 1945-73 -- Postmodern culture : 1973-1998
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xxii, 346 pages
Isbn
9780874519402
Lccn
98051812
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)40359473
  • (OCoLC)ocm40359473

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