America has always presented a unique challenge to architects: should they emulate the Old World or respond to the demands of the New? Professor Hand in tells the complex story with lucidity and insight. Almost from its seventeenth-century beginnings, American architecture was subject to two apparently contradictory processes: the practical and the grandiose. The first comes through in the vernacular buildings of rural America, Bulfinch's fine civic buildings, and the domestic tradition that lies behind the houses of the Greene Brothers and Frank Lloyd Wright. The second is seen in the unprecedented daring of the Chicago school; in the majestic state capitals and public buildings by firms such as McKim, Mead & White; in the luxury of Fifth Avenue apartments; and in the exuberance of commercial Manhattan.
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David P. Handlin was born in Boston and educated at Harvard College and the Harvard Graduate School of Design. He has a PhD from the University of Cambridge, England, where from 1973 to 1978 he lectured in the Department of Architecture. From 1979 to 1985 he was Associate Professor of Architecture at the Harvard Graduate School of Design. He is now president and founding partner of Handlin, Garrahan, Zachos and Associates, Inc., an architecture firm in Cambridge, Massachusetts. He is the author of The American Home, Architecture and Society, 1815-1915 (1979).
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