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American Architecture : A History (Paperback) (Leland M. Roth)

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This widely acclaimed, highly illustrated introduction to the history of American architecture is now fully revised throughout.American Architecture introduces readers to the major developments that shaped the American-built environment from the first Americans to the present, from the everyday vernacular to the high style of aspiration.Significant updates include:A new chapter on the 21st century, detailing the green architecture movement and LEED status architecture, the influence of CAD design on recent architecture, the necessity of sustainable design, the globalization of architecture and international architects, and some of the preservation issues facing architecture today.An expanded section on Native American architecture including contemporary design by Native American architects, expanded discussions on architectural education and training, more examples of women architects and designers, and a thoroughly expanded glossary to help today’s readers.A revised and expanded art program, including over 640 black and white images, and a new 32-page, full-color insert featuring over 60 new color images.American Architecture describes the impact of changes in conceptual imagery, style, building technology, landscape design, vernacular construction, and town-planning theory throughout U.S. history. Eleven chronologically organized chapters chart the social, cultural, and political forces that shaped the growth and development of American towns, cities, and suburbs, while providing full description, analysis, and interpretation of buildings and their architects. Accessible and engaging,American Architecture continues to set the standard as a guide, study, and reference.

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