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“This is the best one-volume survey of American architecture on the market today, and it will long live…as a basic resource and authority. “

“The illustrations are excellent, the author’s writing style clear and easily comprehended.”
Jean France, University of Rochester

“In a country with such a hodgepodge f roots, Mr. Roth provides an extensive survey that helps explain and document our American architectural history.”
Washington Times

“The most detailed and current survey in print, this book should prove a very useful reference for the many professionals and laypersons with an interest in American architecture,”
Richard Longstreth, Gerorge Washington University

“I read the entire book with great interest. It is very well-presented and well-written.”
Jeffery Howe, Boston College

“A full, reliable, and up-to-date description, analysis, and interpretation of American buildings and their architects.”
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A wide-ranging, substantive history of American architecture from the pre-Columbian to the postmodern. American Architecture introduces the reader to the major developments that shaped the American-built environment from before the Europeans to the present, from the everyday vernacular to the high style of aspiration. Leland M. Roth describes the impact of changes in conceptual imagery, style, building technology, landscape design, and town-planning theory throughout the nations history. Based on his acclaimed and influential Concise History of American Architecture (1980), this new book is double the length with twice as many illustrations, featuring expanded coverage of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, regional styles, and contemporary buildings and architects. The author charts the social, cultural, and political forces that shaped the growth and development of American towns, cities, and suburbs. In ten chapters with 612 illustrations, he provides a full, reliable, and up-to-date description, analysis, and interpretation of American buildings and their architects. The illustrations are integrated into the text and consist of photographs, drawings, plans, and maps.

Well-written and comprehensive, American Architecture is invaluable as guide, study, and reference.

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5.0 von 5 Sternen Great for architect or interior designer 26. Juli 2016
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Book was in good condition a little stain nothing major. Great reading and very helpful for my class
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5.0 von 5 Sternen THE book on American Architecture 25. Mai 2012
Von Natalie K Perrin - Veröffentlicht auf Amazon.com
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To date, this is the only text book I have ever read from cover to cover, and enjoyed every word! Leland Roth's book is exceedingly thorough, and if you ever have a chance to attend a lecture from him you will not be disappointed.
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5.0 von 5 Sternen great book about American architecture 21. Oktober 2007
Von A. D. Boyd - Veröffentlicht auf Amazon.com
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I'm taking Leland Roth's American Architecture class. I was worried about having to use his book for the class, but it turns out to be a very well written, interesting look at the history of American Architecture. Chapters are laid out in a well thought out manner and the pictures and drawings make for a more engaging read. I highly recommend this book for anyone who would like to know more about the built environment around them.
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5.0 von 5 Sternen A good book 22. September 2012
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I got this for a class I was taking. It is very handy. I like the fact that it is full of information as well as lots of photos that go along with the text. If you are looking for a book on the history of American Architecture, this is it. It does cover the Native Americans, ad covering each of the cultures that came to this land is well organized. It is a very informative book.
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5.0 von 5 Sternen Great range 16. Oktober 2013
Von Kaysie Rozsonits - Veröffentlicht auf Amazon.com
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Writing is top notch, simple, engaging and easy to follow.
Photos and plans to further explain specific building features.

Absolutely endorse it.
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