America Builds: Source Documents in American Architecture and Planning (Hardcover)

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Architecture requires a broad definition. It involves more than simply questions of style, esoteric theory, or technical progress; it is the physical record of a culture's relationship to its technology and the land, and, most important, of the system of values concerning men's relationships with one another. Hence this volume, like my Concise History of American Architecture, deals with all the spatial and environmental arts. Conceived as a companion volume to the Concise History, this similarly surveys architecture, landscape architecture, and planning from the arrival of European settlers up to 1980. Like the Concise History, this sampling of source documents is offered in the hope of spurring the reader to further investigation.

About the Author


Leland M. Roth is Marion Dean Ross Professor of Architectural History Emeritus at the University of Oregon at Eugene. Dr. Roth is the author of Understanding Architecture (Westview Press, 2013), McKim, Mead & White, Architects (Harper & Row, 1983), America Builds (Harper & Row, 1983), A Concise History of American Architecture (Harper & Row, 1979), and other works.


Product Details
ISBN: 9780367002749
ISBN-10: 0367002744
Publisher: Routledge
Publication Date: September 18th, 2018
Pages: 688
Language: English