American Architecture: A History

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More than fifteen years after the success of the first edition, this sweeping introduction to the history of architecture in the United States is now a fully revised guide to the major developments that shaped the environment from the first Americans to the present, from the everyday vernacular to the high style of aspiration. Eleven chronologically organized chapters chart the social, cultural, and political forces that shaped the growth and development of American towns, cities, and suburbs, while providing full description, analysis, and interpretation of buildings and their architects.

The second edition features an entirely new chapter detailing the green architecture movement and architectural trends in the 21st century. Further updates include an expanded section on Native American architecture and contemporary design by Native American architects, new discussions on architectural education and training, more examples of women architects and designers, and a thoroughly expanded glossary to help today's readers. The art program is expanded, including 640 black and white images and 62 new color images. Accessible and engaging, American Architecture continues to set the standard as a guide, study, and reference for those seeking to better understand the rich history of architecture in the United States.

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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.

Amanda C. Roth Clark is Assistant Professor of Art History and Library Director at Whitworth University. She is the daughter of Leland M. Roth, and the co-author of Understanding Architecture, 3rd Edition.

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"This second edition of American Architecture has a great deal more to offer than did the original publication. The original author, Leland Roth, is here joined by his daughter, Amanda Roth Clark. They have completely rewritten the original to reflect an additional 15 years of teaching, research, and scholarship. The authors added new subject matter, included dozens of new footnotes, extended bibliographies for all chapters, almost doubled the glossary of architectural terms, and did a natty redesign of the table of contents. In addition, the illustrations . . . are clearer, richer, more impressive, and much more inclusive of neighboring landscapes of historic buildings. A whole new chapter covers American architecture of the 21st century. . . Highly recommended.” Choice

"With extensive revisions and substantive additions, Leland Roth has made this second edition to American Architecture not only the most thorough examination of its subject, but also the most up-to-date. It remains a key reference work in the field.
Richard Longstreth, George Washington University

Leland M. Roth's American Architecture is the smartest, most insightful text written on American architecture. This new edition makes it even more accessible for a new generation of students.”
Timothy Orwig, Northeastern University

Roth's American Architecture is the perfect companion text to any course on American architecture. Its readability and chronological organization provides students with an in-depth and comprehensive survey of the major trends in the field. The plans, diagrams, and sections are particularly clear and well executed, which is a great resource when teaching.”
Emily Morash, Connecticut College

This book has been extremely useful for my course it is long enough that I can use it as the main anchor of the course, but not so long that it is daunting to the students. Students typically find it clear and engaging. Roth's approach is excellent broad and inclusive. His writing style is clear and his observations on theory and social content are refreshingly free of jargon. American Architecture: A History is the most comprehensive and thoroughly illustrated survey of American architecture available. Building on the author's lifetime of research, it is extremely valuable as a reference book and also provides a highly readable introduction to this fascinating topic.”
Jeffery Howe, Boston College

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