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Author Gowans, Alan.

Title Styles and types of North American architecture : social function and cultural expression / Alan Gowans.

Imprint New York, N.Y. : Icon Editions, ©1992.


Location Call No. Status
 University of Saint Joseph: Pope Pius XII Library - Standard Shelving Location  720.103 G722S c.2  Check Shelf
 University of Saint Joseph: Pope Pius XII Library - Standard Shelving Location  720.103 G722S    Check Shelf
Edition 1st ed.
Description xiv, 396 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Form Also issued online.
Summary This is the first comprehensive study of North American buildings that integrates architectural styles with furniture, design, and social and cultural history from the 17th century to the present. Gowans' main theme is the relationship of buildings to cultural ideas, values, and social function. Styles covered are Utilitarian, Colonial, Classical Revival, Gothic Revival, Picturesque, Academic, Modern, Popular/Commercial, and Postmodern. He explains each style's social function, what it did in and for the society of its time, how it was applied to various historic architectural types and what substyles it engendered. The 564 photographs and drawings, from many different sources, illustrate the material. The appendix categorizes the styles and substyles, types and subtypes of North American architecture. ISBN 0-06-433276-4: $50.00 (For use only in the library).
Subject Architecture -- North America.
Architecture and society -- North America.
Interior architecture -- North America.
Decoration and ornament -- North America.
North America -- Civilization.
Architecture. (OCoLC)fst00813346
Architecture and society. (OCoLC)fst00813574
Civilization. (OCoLC)fst00862898
Decoration and ornament. (OCoLC)fst00889145
Interior architecture. (OCoLC)fst00976313
North America. (OCoLC)fst01242475
Indexed Term Architecture North America
Decoration North America
Interior North America
North Civilization
Other Form: Online version: Gowans, Alan. Styles and types of North American architecture. 1st ed. New York, N.Y. : Icon Editions, 1992 (OCoLC)551713503
ISBN 0064332764
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