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The Architecture Of Charles Bulfinch.

Kirker, Harold.

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ISBN 10: 0674043901 / ISBN 13: 9780674043909
Published by Harvard University Press, Cambridge, Massachusetts and London England, 1970
Condition: Good Hardcover
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398 pages. Hardcover with dustjacket in protective mylar cover. Good condition. ARCHITECTURE. Charles Bulfinch (1763-1844), son of a wealthy and cultivated Bost family, exerted a wide influence on architecture in New England, where his version of the Adam style became characteristic of the early Republican period. In this definitive volume, Harold Kirker, co-autor of Bulfinch's Boston, 1787-1817, has catalogued Charles Bulfinch's known commissions, Arranging them chronologically, he has accompanied each listing with illustrations and a brief descriptive essay, which contains dates of construction, alteration, and demolition; details of the construction proceedings; descriptions and pictures of buildings that served as models for Bulfinch's designs; reasons for attribution to Bulfinch; contemporary descriptions of the buildings; and information about the client. The 174 illustrations include plans, elevations, drawings, and photographs. Includes an Index. (Key Words: Charles Bulfinch, Boston, New England, Harold Kirker, Architecture, Office Buildings, Jails, Greek Revival, Churches, Court Houses, Charles Apthorp). Bookseller Inventory # 47771X1

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Title: The Architecture Of Charles Bulfinch.

Publisher: Harvard University Press, Cambridge, Massachusetts and London England

Publication Date: 1970

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Edition: First Edition (Unstated)..

Book Type: book

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A study of the career of America's first native-born architect.

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Harold Kirker is Professor of History, Emeritus, University of California at Santa Barbara.

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