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The Resource Greek revival America, Roger G. Kennedy ; photographs by John M. Hall ... [et al.]

Greek revival America, Roger G. Kennedy ; photographs by John M. Hall ... [et al.]

Label
Greek revival America
Title
Greek revival America
Statement of responsibility
Roger G. Kennedy ; photographs by John M. Hall ... [et al.]
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In 1826, as the United States celebrated its fiftieth birthday and bade farewell to the last of its founding fathers, a new American consciousness was being born - one characterized by optimism, self-assurance, and affluence. This forward-looking attitude was the very embodiment of the American Greek Revival, a movement that arose from a state of mind and a style of life, and one that was most publicly expressed through architecture." "In Greek Revival America, Roger Kennedy takes a long, loving look at the style of living and governing fostered by the American Greek Revival, a period that reached full flower in the 1820s and flourished until its spirit was crushed by the tragedy and pessimism of the Civil War. In this full-scale study of the era, the author uses architecture as a springboard to launch into the realm of social history, inviting the reader to examine the multifaceted panorama of forces that created the underpinnings of this style." "For example, the text shows why Greek-style buildings could not have become popular in this country any earlier - even though they were de rigueur in much of Europe more than a half-century before. From a political perspective, the author examines the effect the Jackson-Biddle enmity had on American Free Classicism. And the book even takes account of the role played by mid-century shifts in psychology and sexual attitudes in defining the structural dictates of the American Greek Revival."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
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Kennedy, Roger G
Dewey number
720.973/09034
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
NA710.5.G73
LC item number
K46 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Hall, John M
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Greek revival (Architecture)
  • Architecture and society
  • United States
Label
Greek revival America, Roger G. Kennedy ; photographs by John M. Hall ... [et al.]
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Previously published: New York : Stewart, Tabori & Chang, 1989
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [423]-444) and index
Contents
A new start -- Reconnaissance of the terrain -- The myth of classical emulation -- The political economy of the Greek revival -- The world of the founders -- The age of Jackson and Biddle -- A case study : the forest and Milford -- Reviving Greece -- The birth of the Greek revival -- A second case study : the interior -- The psychology of the interior : American and European revivalists -- The decline of the Greek revival -- A hasty history of the later Renaissance -- Appendices
Dimensions
30 cm.
Extent
454 p.
Isbn
9780847831845
Isbn Type
(hc.)
Lccn
2009047919
Other physical details
ill. (some col.)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn422759275
  • (OCoLC)422759275
Label
Greek revival America, Roger G. Kennedy ; photographs by John M. Hall ... [et al.]
Publication
Note
Previously published: New York : Stewart, Tabori & Chang, 1989
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [423]-444) and index
Contents
A new start -- Reconnaissance of the terrain -- The myth of classical emulation -- The political economy of the Greek revival -- The world of the founders -- The age of Jackson and Biddle -- A case study : the forest and Milford -- Reviving Greece -- The birth of the Greek revival -- A second case study : the interior -- The psychology of the interior : American and European revivalists -- The decline of the Greek revival -- A hasty history of the later Renaissance -- Appendices
Dimensions
30 cm.
Extent
454 p.
Isbn
9780847831845
Isbn Type
(hc.)
Lccn
2009047919
Other physical details
ill. (some col.)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn422759275
  • (OCoLC)422759275

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