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Colonial Revival Maine by Kevin Murphy

Beginning with McKim, Mead, Bigelow, and White's famous sketching trip of 1877, architects have recorded the historic architecture of northern New England and incorporated its imagery into their own designs. Colonial Revival Maine provides an insightful account of how an interest in the classical influences of colonial- and federal-era buildings engaged the imagination of a group of Boston-based architects and their draftsmen. together, these under-appreciated designers would create the charming streetscapes and bucolic retreats that today dot the Maine coast.
The "summer cottages" built for the wealthy Boston elite in the resort communities of the Kennebunks, Bath, and North Haven form the focus of this richly illustrated book. Period drawings and archival photographs of interiors and furnishings are supplemented with exterior views, which capture the special relationship between the highly refined buildings and the rugged coastal landscape. newly commissioned photographs help to create a rich portrait of one of America"s favorite styles in what is still today one of its prime vacation destinations.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781568984490
Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press
Publication date: 05/01/2004
Pages: 192
Product dimensions: 8.75(w) x 10.37(h) x 0.87(d)
Age Range: 13 - 18 Years

About the Author

Kevin Murphy teaches at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York and Brooklyn College.

Table of Contents

A Prefacevi
Acknowledgmentsix
The Colonial Revival and Maine, an Introduction1
Picturesque and Refined: The Colonial Revival in Maine12
Map of Maine42
The Senior Designers
Robert Swain Peabody, of Peabody & Stearns46
Francis W. Chandler54
William Ralph Emerson61
The Draftsmen
William E. Barry70
John Calvin Stevens98
Henry Paston Clark120
Arthur Little, of Little & Browne136
Mary Sowles Perkins and Elizabeth Bishop Perkins148
William H. Dabney, Jr., of Ball & Dabney154
The Continuing Tradition of the Colonial Revival in Maine
Frederick A. Tompson162
Joseph Dane165
Notes168
Selected Sources on the Colonial Revival in Maine176
Illustration Credits178
Index179

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