This encyclopedic guide to 500 of the most important architectural works in the United States examines 1,000 years of architectural evolution in America. The author personally traveled throughout all 50 states photographing over 2,000 architecturally significant structures in order to compile this unique volume. Arranged chronologically, this guide offers readers a historically continuous survey, from mysterious 11th-century Anasazi cliff dwellings to Pei Cobb Freed & Partners' Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C. While there are some great buildings that are not included, there are also some great surprises, like Frank Gehry's Weisman Art Museum and the Denver International Airport. Each entry includes the name of the building, address, and architect, as well as a succinct, informative commentary, which often offers anecdotes about the buildings that ultimately help to humanize the structures.
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The Source Book
is full of information everything from celebrating unsung buildings ...to worthwhile advice on how to see things.... Source Book
combines beautiful prose and stunning photographs. Washington Times
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