The Architecture of Democracy

The Architecture of Democracy

American Architecture and the Legacy of the Revolution

Book - 2006
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Centered on his intriguing synthesis of the American republic's architectural and democratic traditions, Allan Greenberg's essay moves across geography and through history as the renowned architect and scholar makes the case that America's architectural tradition and political ideals are deeply connected.At the core of the American democratic architectural tradition is the modest, single-family house, which gave rise to the statehouse, the courthouse, the firehouse, the schoolhouse, the jailhouse, and the President's house (as it was known before it became the White House).Generously illustrated and skillfully written, Architecture of Democracy traces a common line from the earliest colonial settlements to the Western frontier of the nineteenth century and today's ultramodern city centers. The volume will imbue in its readers a newfound appreciation for the democratic ideals that American architecture strives to express and uphold.
Publisher: New York : Rizzoli, c2006.
ISBN: 9780847827930
0847827933
Branch Call Number: 720.973
NA707 .G74 2006
720.973 G798ad
Characteristics: 203 p. : ill. (some col.), maps (some col.) ; 27 cm.

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