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Title:
USA
Author:
Wright, Gwendolyn.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
London : Reaktion, [2008]

©2008
Physical Description:
320 pages : illustrations, plans ; 22 cm.
Summary:
Since the turn of the 20th century, American architecture has epitomised modernity. In this book, the author overturns conventional accounts of the Modern Movement in America as having been brought from Europe via emigres and exhibitions, and instead maintains that American architecture is an exciting and evolving hybrid of distinctive ambitions, sensibilities, and cultures.
Language:
English
Contents:
Modern consolidation, 1865-1893 -- Progressive architectures, 1894-1918 -- Electric modernities, 1919-1932 -- Architecture, the public and the state, 1933-1945 -- The triumph of modernism, 1946-1964 -- Challenging orthodoxies, 1965-1984 -- Disjunctures and alternatives, 1985 to the present -- Epilogue.
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ISBN:
9781861893444
Format :
Book