The Atlas of American Architecture
2000 Years of Architecture, City Planning, Landscape Architecture and Civil EngineeringBook - 2009
"From its natural landscapes to its design expressions and its people, the United States is a land of extreme variety. Nowhere is this more apparent than in the built environment of this diverse nation. With over 1100 beautifully photographed illustrations and more than 200,000 words of detailed text, The Atlas of American Architecture reflects this magnificent abundance. Ranging in its attention from such early manifestations of building as the Hohokam Salt River Irrigation Canals of Southern Arizona (0-1450 CE) to the most sophisticated structures of our modern cities to such ordinary and yet essential subjects as the parkways on which we drive, the theaters in which are entertained, the gardens in which we take our leisure, and the houses in which we live, this volume comprehensively tells the story of building in America. It is at once a practical guide for those who would travel to a nation's monuments and architectural curiosities as well as a treasure trove of imagery and information."--BOOK JACKET.
Publisher: New York : Rizzoli : Distributed to the U.S. trade by Random House, 2009
Branch Call Number: Arts 720.973 MAR