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  Architecture of the United States - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The United States has a history of architecture that includes a wide variety of styles.
The oldest structures on territory that is now the United States are Pueblo villages of New Mexico.
The earliest continuously occupied European settlement in the United States is St.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Architecture_of_the_United_States   (1688 words)

  
 National Park Service: The U.S. Constitution
The Second Bank of the United States, at 420 Chestnut Street, was designed by architect William Strickland and built between 1819 and 1824 at the cost of nearly half-a-million dollars.
The Second Bank of the United States first established itself in Carpenters' Hall in 1817, after Congress determined that a federal bank might spare the country a repeat of the financial crisis the country experienced during the War of 1812.
Dual-federalism stated the existence of mutually exclusive and reciprocally limiting spheres of state and federal power, neither of which was superior to the other in a categorical sense.
www.cr.nps.gov /history/online_books/butowsky2/constitution7.htm   (1643 words)

  
 United States architecture - Hutchinson encyclopedia article about United States architecture   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Subsequent architectural forms are those that came with colonizers from European cultures, those adapted to American conditions and social development, and, most recently, those that were developed and innovated by American architects.
The earliest European architectural influences were those of the Spanish colonizers, coming north from their Mexican colony or from early settlements in Florida; most were small or transitory.
The neoclassical style dominated and was referred to as Georgian architecture, although designs lagged behind English sources, and the scale of projects was generally modest.
encyclopedia.farlex.com /United+States+architecture   (614 words)

  
 Architecture of the United States Capitol - Washington, DC, United States of America
Architecture of the United States Capitol - Washington, DC, United States of America
The first major expansion of the capitol was planned in 1850 because the addition of new states meant new senators, representatives, and their staffs.
Thomas U. Walter was charged with the project, and he undertook the task of expanding the north and south wings and replacing the original 1824 wood and copper dome with one made of cast iron.
www.glasssteelandstone.com /US/DC/CapitolBuilding.html   (1379 words)

  
 United States (from Western architecture) --¬† Britannica Concise Encyclopedia¬†- The online encyclopedia you can trust!
Georgia revived its antebellum architecture, and Santa Barbara, California, which was destroyed by an earthquake in 1925, was quickly rebuilt in the style of a Spanish mission.
Besides the 48 contiguous states that occupy the middle latitudes of the continent, the United States includes the state of Alaska, at the northwestern extreme of North America, and the island state of Hawaii, in the mid-Pacific Ocean.
The coterminous states are bounded on the north by Canada, on the east by the...
www.britannica.com /ebc/article-47411   (1542 words)

  
 Cuisine of the United States - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The cuisine of the United States is characterized by the broad diversity of foods, driven by the tendency of the country as a whole to integrate widely divergent ingredients and styles of cooking.
Cuisines differ from region to region and are influenced by innovation and centuries of immigration.
The hamburger may be the most famous United States food.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Cuisine_of_the_United_States   (104 words)

  
 Commentary Magazine - Synagogue Architecture in the United States, by Rachel Wischnitzer   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Synagogue Architecture in the United States, by Rachel Wischnitzer
THE flurry of architectural and quasi-sociological writing that has accompanied the present rush of construction all over the world is still more or less dominated by the doctrine...
...THE flurry of architectural and quasi-sociological writing that has accompanied the present rush of construction all over the world is still more or less dominated by the doctrine of functionalism...
www.commentarymagazine.com /Summaries/V22I2P87-1.htm   (1221 words)

  
 Architectural Mecca / Building design flavored by Islam / Most U.S. cities have buildings with echoes of Islamic design
Moorish buildings have existed in the United States since before the 18th century, primarily in the Southwest, where former Spanish citizens brought with them an architectural sense influenced by years of Muslim rule in Spain.
Islamic architecture is, of course, rooted in Islamic traditions, but the term itself refers to a style of building and design that, as used in the West, has no religious significance.
When Stone returned to the United States, he infused all his buildings with aspects of Mughal and Muslim architecture, Kerr says, citing New York's 2 Columbus Circle, which features a series of curved arches, and Washington's Kennedy Center, whose colonnades are odes to Islamic architecture, she says.
www.sfgate.com /cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2004/11/28/INGMR9SEUB1.DTL   (2129 words)

  
 The Works: Industrial Architecture of the United States
It will be of interest to architectural historians, higher and secondary education pupils and students of architecture, technology and design.
In Vers une Architecture he recognised the Zeitgeist of the machine age and the functional tradition, so inherent in the design of factories, silos, liners, aeroplanes and cars.
These many American factories are to be compared with The Sheerness Navel Dockyard of 1858, The Albert Dock and Oriel Chambers in Liverpool, Frank Lloyd Wright’s Larkin Building in Buffalo of 1904 and Behrens Turbine Factory in Berlin of 1909.
www.americansc.org.uk /Reviews/Works.htm   (710 words)

  
 Amazon.com: Architecture in the United States (Oxford History of Art): Books: Dell Upton   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Jefferson's Monticello, often seen as the first masterwork of American architecture, is derived from various published images of European villas, with a plan that sought to reinforce a lord-servant relationship between Jefferson and his many employees.
It is not so much a history of American architecture as it is a sociology, and not so much a sociology as it is a subtle and invigorating study of the social relations and social dynamics of American buildings and the people who make and use them.
Its views of the development of architecture as a profession and the status of architecture in the history of art are provocative and incisive.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/019284217X?v=glance   (1183 words)

  
 Rustic Architecture and Historic Buildings in the National Parks
Harvey Kaiser is president and founder of HHK Associates, an architectural consulting firm.
Amidst the mountains, valleys, shorelines, and deserts are noteworthy historic architectural structures for the traveler’s pleasure while surrounded by sublime landscapes.
Bent's Old Fort Historic Architecture in the National Parks to the right is a free sample report for review.
www.nationalparkarchitecture.com   (337 words)

  
 Architecture in The United States 1800-1850
A new understanding of American architecture in the early 19th century is offered in William Barksdale Maynard’s Architecture in the United States, 1800-1850.
Maynard’s analysis of architecture in the first half of the 19th century is a major intellectual contribution to American architectural history.
Naeve frequently lectures in the United States and in England.
www.sackheritagegroup.com /articles/articles.php?articleID=4   (940 words)

  
 Crunruh Books Mediterranean Domestic Architecture in the United States
American architecture has been influenced by Spanish and Italian motifs since the early days of the Republic.
Spanish Colonial architecture, in particular, made its way into the southern reaches of the United States, especially in the former Spanish domains.
In the 1920s, Spanish-style architecture was very popular across the warmer climates of California, Arizona, New Mexico, the Gulf Coast and Florida.
crunruh.zoovy.com /product/0926494139   (182 words)

  
 Amazon.com: Architecture in the United States, 1800-1850: Books: W. Barksdale Maynard   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
This groundbreaking book traces the development of American architecture from the age of Jefferson to the antebellum era, providing the first survey of this important period to appear in a generation.
Barksdale Maynard overturns the long accepted notions that the chief theme of early-nineteenth-century American architecture was a patriotic desire to escape from European influence and that competing styles chiefly reflected the American struggle for cultural uniqueness.
Emphasizing intellectual and cultural ties to British style and taste, W. Barksdale Maynard examines Architecture in the United States, 1800-1850, and discovers, in a revisionist manner that the progress of public and private building design in that age of American innocence wasn't simply about national fervor and a desire to create distance from Europe.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0300093837?v=glance   (971 words)

  
 Architecture of United States of America
There's probably lots of great architecture a city with as much character as we witnessed, but we were only able to hit the highlights as we sped onward to New Orleans.
Sure, there are historical precedents and lots of written texts that reference it, but as of this writing, Palestine simply doesn't exist as a nation.
Once one is created and becomes recognized by the United Nations and forms a stable government, then we will create a Palestine section and populate it appropriately.
www.glasssteelandstone.com /FAQ.html   (1690 words)

  
 National Architectural Accrediting Board - Architecture Programs
The National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB) is the sole agency authorized to accredit US professional degree programs in architecture.
Since most state registration boards in the United States require any applicant for licensure to have graduated from a NAAB-accredited program, obtaining such a degree is an essential aspect of preparing for the professional practice of architecture.
There are currently 114 schools offering NAAB accredited professional programs in architecture, leading to the Doctor of Architecture, Master of Architecture or Bachelor of Architecture degree.
www.naab.org /cal_cat1724/cal_cat.htm   (178 words)

  
 The Kidder Smith Slide Archives on American Architecture: Rotch Visual Collections: MIT Libraries
The Kidder Smith Slide Archives is a collection of 3400 Kodachromeslides which document ten centuries of architecture in the United States.
As a work in progress, it will continue to be developed and will ultimately include sites covering architecture in all regions of the United States.
All images are copyrighted and may not be reproduced by remote or local users without prior express written permission by the copyright holders.
libraries.mit.edu /rvc/kidder/kiddhome.html   (209 words)

  
 Amazon.co.uk: Architecture in the United States (Oxford History of Art S.): Books   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
From Indian sites in New Mexico and Arizona, and the ancient earthworks of the Mississippi Valley, to the most fashionable contemporary buildings of Chicago and New York, the United States boasts three thousand years of architectural history.
In giving particular attention to indigenous, folk, ethnic and popular architectures like Chaco Canyon, Brooklyn suspension bridge, and native American houses, as well as to the great monuments of traditional histories such as Jefferson's Monticello and Wright's Fallingwater, Architecture in the United States reveals the dazzling richness of America's human landscape.
Employing a series of cultural, economic, and political contexts, his incisive and entertaining narrative examines some 3,000 years of human intervention in the natural landscape, contrasting, comparing and interweaving an astounding range of built forms.
www.amazon.co.uk /exec/obidos/ASIN/019284217X   (597 words)

  
 Modernism at Mid-Century: The Architecture of the United States Air Force Academy... specs at MSN Shopping
Modernism at Mid-Century: The Architecture of the United States Air Force Academy...
One of the country's largest and most important postwar architectural projects, the United States Air Force Academy opened in 1958.
With its spectacular natural setting and stunning Modernist design, the Academy was quickly hailed as a national landmark and attracts over a million visitors each year.
shopping.msn.com /specs/shp?itemId=1343891   (198 words)

  
 Oxford University Press: Architecture in the United States: Dell Upton
In giving particular attention to indigenous, folk, ethnic, and popular architectures like Chaco Canyon, the Brooklyn Bridge, and Native American houses, as well as to the great monuments of traditional histories such as Jefferson's Monticello and Wright's Fallingwater, Architecture in the United States reveals the dazzling richness of America's human landscape.
Dell Upton is Professor of Architectural History at the University of California, Berkeley.
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 OUP: Architecture in the United States: Upton
Dell Upton: Architecture in the United States - Reviews 'In Architecture in the United States Dell Upton essentially reinvents American architectural history.
'In Architecture in the United States Dell Upton has dismantled the typical chronological history of American architecture and reconceived it as a thematic history, organized according to the compelling themes of "Community", "Nature", "Technology", "Money", and "Art".
It synthesizes the existing literature on American architecture while critically exploring fundamental questions about the nature and meaning of architectural, urban, and landscape design.
www.oup.co.uk /isbn/0-19-284217-X   (770 words)

  
 UNESCO Archives Portal:Archives/Academia and culture/Architecture/Northern America/United States
Twenty-one collections of papers from architectural firms, contractors, and clients document the architectural history of the greater Charlotte region.
Student Drawing Collection by students of MIT's Department of Architecture between 1873 and 1968, and Study Collection of over 400 rare drawings by European and American architects, dating between 1840 and 1920.
Preserves the architectural, cultural and social history of North America's theatres; contains photographs, blueprints, documents, artifacts and other material on more than 13,000 theatres, primarily 20th century in the United States.
www.unesco.org /webworld/portal_archives/pages/Archives/Academia_and_culture/Architecture/Northern_America/United_States/index.shtml   (667 words)

  
 Spanish-Colonial Architecture in the United States
A classic work by a distinguished architectural historian, tracing Spanish architectural influence in Florida, the Gulf Coast, Texas, New Mexico, Arizona and California in text illustrated by 195 photographs and 50 measured drawings.
Heart of book is the beautiful, full-color, detailed architectural drawings that show clearly how various color schemes work on the exteriors of specific houses.
296 architectural drawings, photographs, floor plans, essays from voice of arts and crafts movement in America.
store.doverpublications.com /0486262634.html   (257 words)

  
 Architecture in the United States   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Maynard’s beautiful book is a welcome contribution to the literature on American architecture of this important and formative period.” Gabrielle Lanier, Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians
The depth of his analysis is appropriate for the student or scholar of architecture, but his writing is engaging enough for any person with general interest.
The book is based in part on my University of Delaware dissertation, The Picturesque and American Architecture: A Reappraisal, advised by Damie Stillman.
home.att.net /~wbmaynard/AUS.htm   (593 words)

  
 American Architecture | U.S. Architecture | American Building Design | Questia.com Online Library   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Roots of Contemporary American Architecture: A Series of Thirty-Seven Essays Dating from the Mid-Nineteenth Century to the Present
However that may be, American architecture, to a degree more recognizable...illustrated history of...
Louis I. Kahn: In the Realm of Architecture
www.questia.com /popularSearches/american_architecture.jsp   (555 words)

  
 The Geographical Review: The Works: The Industrial Architecture of the United States.(Book Review) (book review)@ ...
The modernist architectural movement hailed industrial engineering as a new aesthetic ideal with the presumption that the engineers who designed factories happened upon their austere visions for strictly functional reasons.
This survey of American industrial architecture through the 1930s concludes that the engineers who designed factories searched for and...
This material is published under license from the publisher through the Gale Group, Farmington Hills, Michigan.
highbeam.com /library/doc0.asp?docid=1G1:100605825&refid=ink_tptd_mag   (202 words)

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