Beyond the Architect's Eye: Photographs and the American Built Environment

Beyond the Architect's Eye: Photographs and the American Built Environment

by Mary N. Woods
     
 

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Focusing on images of New York, the rural South, and Miami from the 1890s to the 1940s, Mary N. Woods explores the ways photographers used the built environment to explore not only the gulfs but also the overlaps between modern and traditional culture in America during the early twentieth century.

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Focusing on images of New York, the rural South, and Miami from the 1890s to the 1940s, Mary N. Woods explores the ways photographers used the built environment to explore not only the gulfs but also the overlaps between modern and traditional culture in America during the early twentieth century.

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"A ground-breaking study, handsomely produced and lavishly illustrated."—Journal of the Society of Architectual Historians

"The main contribution of this book lies in the author's wonderful descriptive passages, which are attuned to the particular details of the photographs. When immersed in such descriptive analyses, Woods dazzles with provocative observations."—History of Photography

"An intensely informed and elegant work of seminal scholarship."—The Midwest Book Review

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780812223095
Publisher:
University of Pennsylvania Press, Inc.
Publication date:
02/10/2014
Pages:
368
Product dimensions:
6.60(w) x 9.60(h) x 0.80(d)

Meet the Author

Mary N. Woods is Professor of the History of Architecture and Urbanism at Cornell University. She is the author of From Craft to Profession: The Practice of Architecture in Nineteenth-Century America.

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