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Author Davis, Charles L., 1943- author.

Title Building character : the racial politics of modern architectural style / Charles L. Davis II.

Published Pittsburgh, Pa. : University of Pittsburgh Press, [2019]


Location Call No. Status
Physical description 1 online resource ( xi, 275 pages.)
Series Culture, politics, and the built environment
Culture, politics, and the built environment.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction : the racialization of architectural character in the long nineteenth century -- part I. The Aryan character of Alpine architecture -- Campfires in the salon : Viollet-le-Duc and the modernization of the Aryan hut -- Beyond the primitive hut : Gottfried Semper and the material embodiment of Germanic character -- part II . The whiteness of American architecture -- The search for an American architecture : Louis Sullivan and the physiognomic translation of American character -- When public housing was white : William Lescaze and the Americanization of the International Style -- Conclusion : race, nature, and nation in postwar American architecture.
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. New York Available via World Wide Web.
Notes Description based on online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on April 09, 2020).
Other author JSTOR (Organization)
Subject Architecture and race -- History -- 19th century.
Architecture and race -- History -- 20th century.
Architecture and society -- History -- 19th century.
Architecture and society -- History -- 20th century.
Architecture -- Psychological aspects.
Democracy and architecture.
Local series JSTOR
ISBN 9780822986638 electronic book
0822986639 electronic book

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