Hardback book with blue covers in a good condition. Minor scuffing to spine edges and corners. Illustrated dustjacket in a good condition with shelf marking. Some discoloration to inside of dustjacket. Pages in a very good condition. Profusely illustrated with colour, black and white photographs and drawings.
American Architecture is astonishingly varied. From Indian sites in New Mexico and Arizona, and the ancient earthworks of the Mississippi Valley, to the most fashionable contemporary buildings of Chicago and New York, the United States boasts 3000 years of architectural history. It is characterized by the diversity of its builders and consumers who include Native American men and women, African, Asian, and European immigrants, as well as renowned professional architects and urban planners. Dell Upton's interpretation examines American architecture in relation to five themes: community, nature, technology, money, and art.