The Buildings of Main Street: A Guide to American Commercial Architecture / Edition 1

The Buildings of Main Street: A Guide to American Commercial Architecture / Edition 1

by Richard Longstreth
     
 

The Buildings of Main Street is the primary resource for interpreting commercial architectural style. Richard Longstreth, a renowned and respected author in the field of historic preservation, presents a useful survey of commercial architecture in urban America. He has developed a typology of architectural classification for commercial application in American towns

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Overview

The Buildings of Main Street is the primary resource for interpreting commercial architectural style. Richard Longstreth, a renowned and respected author in the field of historic preservation, presents a useful survey of commercial architecture in urban America. He has developed a typology of architectural classification for commercial application in American towns across the United States. Likely to be enjoyed by both students and members of the general public seeking an introduction to commercial architecture, The Buildings of Main Streetmakes a significant and lasting contribution to American architectural history.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780742502796
Publisher:
AltaMira Press
Publication date:
05/28/2000
Series:
American Association for State and Local History Series
Edition description:
Updated Edition
Pages:
168
Product dimensions:
4.38(w) x 10.16(h) x 0.47(d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Foreword Chapter 2 Acknowledgments Chapter 3 Introduction Chapter 4 1 Using the Guide Chapter 5 2 Compositional Types Chapter 6 3 Commercial Block Chapter 7 4 Enframed Window Wall Chapter 8 5 Vertical Block Chapter 9 6 Temple Front Chapter 10 7 Vault Chapter 11 8 Enframed Block Chapter 12 9 Central Block with Wings Chapter 13 10 Arcaded Block Chapter 14 11 Combinations and Exceptions Chapter 15 Epilogue Chapter 16 Glossary Chapter 17 Further Reading Chapter 18 Information Sources Chapter 19 Index Chapter 20 Author

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