AIA Guide to Columbus

AIA Guide to Columbus

by Jeffrey T. Darbee, Nancy A. Recchie
     
 

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Columbus, Ohio, the largest city in Ohio, has, since its founding in 1812, been home to many impressive architectural landmarks. The AIA Guide to Columbus, produced by the Columbus Architecture Foundation, highlights the significant buildings and neighborhoods in the Columbus metropolitan area. Skillfully blending architectural interest with historic significance,

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Columbus, Ohio, the largest city in Ohio, has, since its founding in 1812, been home to many impressive architectural landmarks. The AIA Guide to Columbus, produced by the Columbus Architecture Foundation, highlights the significant buildings and neighborhoods in the Columbus metropolitan area. Skillfully blending architectural interest with historic significance, The AIA Guide to Columbus documents approximately 160 buildings and building groups and is organized geographically. Each chapter provides an opportunity to explore a special area of Columbus’s built environment.

The Columbus Architecture Foundation has been affiliated with the American Institute of Architects(AIA), Columbus Chapter, for more than thirty years. Its first book project was Architecture Columbus, published in 1976. This new companion volume updates coverage of the buildings and provides a portable, accessible guide to the city’s architectual history.

The AIA Guide to Columbus identifies buildings designated as historic and those that have won awards, and includes information on architectural styles, excellent photographs, maps, a glossary, and an index. The focus is on easy touring, whether the reader is walking or driving. Students, visitors, and residents with a penchant for knowing more about their city will enjoy discovering the rich heritage of Columbus’s downtown, special districts, and neighborhoods.“

Editorial Reviews

American Institute of Architecture books set the standard for regional architectural guides. The AIA Guide to Columbus provides accessible, geographically organized information about the city's architecture and its rich architectural history. The 232-page guide features approximately 160 buildings and building groups in Ohio's largest metropolis.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780821416853
Publisher:
Ohio University Press
Publication date:
06/28/2008
Edition description:
1
Pages:
232
Product dimensions:
5.20(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.10(d)

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Jeffrey T. Darbee and Nancy A. Recchie are historic preservation consultants who live in Columbus, Ohio.

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