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- DescriptionSince the Renaissance, architects have been authors and architecture has been the subject of publications. Architectural forms and theories are spread t just by buildings, but by the distribution of images and descriptions fed through the printing press. The study of an architect's library is an essential avenue to understanding that architect's intentions and judging his or her achievements. In this well-illustrated volume, a chrological sequel to American Architects and Their Books to 1848 , twelve distinguished historians of architecture discuss from various points of view the books that inspired architects both famous and t-so-famous, and the books the architects themselves produced. They examine the multifaceted relationship of nineteenth- and early twentieth-century architects to print culture - the literary works that architects collected, used, argued over, wrote, illustrated, designed, printed, were inspired by, cribbed from, educated clients with, advertised their services through, designed libraries for, or just plain enjoyed. The result is a volume that presents the intersection of the history of architecture, the history of ideas, and the history of the book. Changes in print culture during this period had a significant impact on the architectural profession, as revealed in these well-informed scholarly essays. In addition to the editors, contributors include Jhennifer A. Amundson, Edward R. Bosley, Ted Cavanagh, Elspeth Cowell, Elaine Harrington, Michael J. Lewis, Anne E. Mallek, Daniel D. Reiff, Earle G. Shettleworth, Jr., and Chris Szczesny-Adams. Among the architects discussed are A. J. Downing, Charles Sumner Greene, James Sims, Samuel Sloan, John Calvin Stevens, Thomas U. Walter, and Frank Lloyd Wright.
- Author BiographyKenneth Hafertepe is associate professor of museum studies at Baylor University. James F. O'Gorman is the Grace Slack McNeil Professor Emeritus of the History of American Art at Wellesley College.
- PublisherUniversity of Massachusetts Press
- Date of Publication15/12/2007
- Series TitleStudies in Print Culture and the History of the Book
- Place of PublicationMassachusetts
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintUniversity of Massachusetts Press
- Content Note128 illustrations
- Weight803 g
- Width182 mm
- Height242 mm
- Spine28 mm
- Edited byJames F. O'Gorman,Kenneth Hafertepe
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