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Everyday architecture of the Mid-Atlantic : looking at buildings and landscapes / Gabrielle M. Lanier and Bernard L. Herman.

Author/Creator:
Lanier, Gabrielle M.
Publication:
Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 1997.
Series:
Creating the North American landscape
Format/Description:
Book
xi, 407 p. : ill. ; 28 cm.
Subjects:
Architecture -- Middle Atlantic States.
Regionalism in architecture -- Middle Atlantic States.
Summary:
"With more than 300 illustrations and photographs, Everyday Architecture of the Mid-Atlantic explores the character of pre-1940 domestic and agricultural buildings in the towns and rural landscapes of southern New Jersey, Delaware, and coastal Maryland and Virginia. Approaching their subject "archaeologically," the authors examine the "layers" of a structure's past to show how it has changed over time and to reveal telling details about its occupants and the community in which they lived. The book provides architectural information as well as a working methodology for anyone wanting to explore and learn from traditional architectural and landscapes." "The authors conclude that, as a vital cultural artifact, the distinctive architecture of the mid-Atlantic needs to be identified, recorded, and preserved. Everyday Architecture of the Mid-Atlantic gives proof to the insights architecture offers into who we are culturally as a community, a region, and a nation."--Jacket.
Notes:
"Published in cooperation with the Center for American Places, Harrisonburg, Virginia."
Includes bibliographical references (p. 385-394) and index.
Local notes:
Athenaeum copy: Albert M. Greenfield Memorial Fund.
Contributor:
Herman, Bernard L., 1951-
Center for American Places (Harrisonburg, Va.)
Center for American Places.
Other format:
Online version: Lanier, Gabrielle M. Everyday architecture of the Mid-Atlantic.
ISBN:
0801853249 (hc : alk. paper)
0801853257 (pbk. : alk paper)
OCLC:
34731098
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