North Carolina Architecture

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This award-winning, lavishly illustrated history displays the wide range of North Carolina's architectural heritage, from colonial times to the beginning of World War II. North Carolina Architecture addresses the state's grand public and private buildings that have become familiar landmarks, but it also focuses on the quieter beauty of more common structures: farmhouses, barns, urban dwellings, log houses, mills, factories, and churches. These buildings, like the people who created them and who have used them, ...
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Overview

This award-winning, lavishly illustrated history displays the wide range of North Carolina's architectural heritage, from colonial times to the beginning of World War II. North Carolina Architecture addresses the state's grand public and private buildings that have become familiar landmarks, but it also focuses on the quieter beauty of more common structures: farmhouses, barns, urban dwellings, log houses, mills, factories, and churches. These buildings, like the people who created them and who have used them, are central to the character of North Carolina.

Now in a convenient new format, this portable edition of North Carolina Architecture retains all of the text of the original edition as well as hundreds of halftones by master photographer Tim Buchman. Catherine Bishir's narrative analyzes construction and design techniques and locates the structures in their cultural, political, and historical contexts. This extraordinary history of North Carolina's built world presents a unique and valuable portrait of the state.

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Comes closer than any work before it to being a model history of the architecture of an American state.

Thomas S. Hines, New York Times Book Review

Particularly important because it includes vernacular as well as high-style architecture . . . thus extending our vision of what architecture really is.

Historic Preservation

Bishir's work will define and direct the architectural history of North Carolina for years to come.

Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians

This book is a superlative accomplishment for its author and represents the highest standard for material culture studies.

Material Culture

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Meet the Author

Catherine W. Bishir is senior architectural historian at the Historic Preservation Foundation of North Carolina. From 1971 to 2001 she served in various capacities in the Survey and Planning Branch of the State Historic Preservation Office. She is coauthor of the three regional volumes of A Guide to the Historic Architecture of North Carolina. Tim Buchman is an architectural and fine arts photographer living in Charlotte, North Carolina.
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