By Keith Eggener
This significant new textual content offers a suite of contemporary writings on structure and urbanism within the usa, with issues starting from colonial to modern times. by way of content material and scope, there's no assortment, in or out of print, without delay reminiscent of this one. The essays are drawn from the previous two decades' of publishing within the box, prepared chronologically from colonial to modern and obtainable in thematic groupings, contextualized and brought through Keith Eggener. Drawing jointly 24 illustrated essays via significant and rising students within the box, American Architectural heritage is a helpful source for college students of the heritage of yank artwork, structure, urbanism, and fabric tradition.
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American Architectural History: A Contemporary Reader by Keith Eggener