Everyday Architecture of the Mid-Atlantic: Looking at Buildings and Landscapes Gabrielle M. Lanier

ISBN: 9780801853258

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Everyday Architecture of the Mid-Atlantic: Looking at Buildings and Landscapes  by  Gabrielle M. Lanier

Everyday Architecture of the Mid-Atlantic: Looking at Buildings and Landscapes by Gabrielle M. Lanier
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From the eighteenth-century single-room mansions of Delawares Cypress Swamp district to the early twentieth-century suburban housing around Philadelphia and Wilmington, the architectural landscape of the mid-Atlantic region is both rich andMoreFrom the eighteenth-century single-room mansions of Delawares Cypress Swamp district to the early twentieth-century suburban housing around Philadelphia and Wilmington, the architectural landscape of the mid-Atlantic region is both rich and varied.

In this pioneering field guide to the regions historic vernacular architecture, Gabrielle Lanier and Bernard Herman describe the remarkably diverse building traditions that have overlapped and influenced one another for generations.With more than 300 illustrations and photographs, Everyday Architecture of the Mid-Atlantic explores the character of pre-1940 domestic and agricultural buildings in the towns and rural landscapes of southern New Jersey, Delaware, and coastal Maryland and Virginia. Approaching their subject archaeologically, the authors examine the layers of a structures past to show how it has changed over time and to reveal telling details about its occupants and the community in which they lived.

The book provides architectural information as well as a working methodology for anyone wanting to explore and learn from traditional architecture and landscapes.The authors conclude that, as a vital cultural artifact, the distinctive architecture of the mid-Atlantic needs to be identified, recorded, and preserved. Everyday Architecture of the Mid-Atlantic gives proof to the insights architecture offers into who we are culturally as a community, a region, and a nation.



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