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Greek Revival in American architecture

Robert B. Harmon

Greek Revival in American architecture

a brief style guide

by Robert B. Harmon

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Published by Vance Bibliographies in Monticello, Ill .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Greek revival (Architecture) -- United States -- Bibliography

  • Edition Notes

    StatementRobert B. Harmon
    SeriesArchitecture series--bibliography -- A-866, Architecture series--bibliography -- A-866
    The Physical Object
    Pagination13 p. ;
    Number of Pages13
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL14631958M
    ISBN 100880662964

    Book Reviews Talbot Hamlin, Greek Revival Architecture in America; Being an Account of Important Trends in American Architecture and American Life Prior to the War between the States New York, Oxford University Press, Open Library is an open, editable library catalog, building towards a web page for every book ever published. Read, borrow, and discover more than 3M books for g: American architecture.

    Get this from a library! The Greek Revival in American architecture: a brief style guide. [Robert B Harmon]. Within a dozen years of the platting of Adrian by Addison J. and Sarah Deane Comstock in , most settlers were tearing down their log cabins and erecting new homes in the Greek Revival style—a style rivaled at the time only by the Italianate, which began to supersede the Greek Revival in Adrian in the key features of the Greek Revival style are the broad frieze board that runs.

    The Greek Revival style, at its height from to in America, parallels a period of geographic expansion and growing national identity. Part fashion, part conscious aesthetic, the Greek Revival, or Grecian, style is defined by the adaptation of ancient Greek forms of architecture and decorative motifs to new uses. Publications such as James 24 pins. - The Greek revival style is one of the five Romantic Houses styles that came between - An important and enduring legacy of the Greek Revival to American domestic architecture is the front-gabled house. This became the predominant form for detached urban houses in cities of the Northeast and Midwest until well into the 20th century", Book: A Field Guide to American Houses pins.


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Greek Revival in American architecture by Robert B. Harmon Download PDF EPUB FB2

The chapters cover the background of the Greek Revival, including its impact on post-colonial architecture and Jeffersonian architecture, its role as America's first true style, its role in maturing American architecture, its presence in cities like Philadelphia, Boston, and New York, its presence in regions like New England, the South, the Gulf Coast, and the Pacific by:   This book appropriately readjusts that notion and suggests that the Greek Revival flourished in ALL regions of the United States as an expression Democratic supremacy, as an outlet for anxiety caused by a feeling of cultural inferiority, and as a reference to the Jeffersonian ideals of an independent, agricultural by: 7.

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Greek revival architecture in America: being an account of important trends in American architecture and American life prior to the war between the states. Hamlin, Talbot, Publication date. Pages: First Edition (stated). Very good in blue cloth with gilt front cover and spine. With hundreds of illustrations of important architectural endeavors and significant buildings in relation to the early American republic and its revival of Greek architectural styles.

Hardcover. Seller Inventory # California Modern Architecture including Richard Neutra ***** American Greek Revival Architecture E-Mail to purchase prints or posters Gary Turpening ALA Dedicated to Harry Borchers, my Architecture History Professor at Ohio State University - he breathed life into history and made us experience it as though we were there in flesh.

The Greek Revival style of architecture—imbued with balance, adaptability, and democratic roots—became the first truly national manner of building in our new country, the dominant architectural style from the s until the onset of the Civil.

Greek Revival architecture began with public buildings in Philadelphia. Many European-trained architects designed in the popular Grecian style and the fashion spread via carpenter's guides and pattern books. Colonnaded Greek Revival mansions—sometimes called Southern Colonial houses—sprang up throughout the American south.

The Young Builder’s General Instructor, published by Minard Lafever inwas an important influence in spreading the Greek Revival style. Another pattern book was Asher Benjamin 's. Greek revival architecture in America: being an account of important trends in American architecture and American life together with a list of articles on architecture in some American periodicals prior toOxford University PressPages: The Greek Revival architecture of the nineteenth-century American one-room school is a true symbolic reflection of our democratic national ideals of the time.

The pattern books allowed Americans to adopt a vernacular style that could serve as a unifying symbol of our lofty democratic visions while still being adaptable to local interpretations.

According to Penguin’s Dictionary of Architecture, by Sir Nikolaus Pevesner, John Fleming and Hugh Honor, the earliest Greek Revival building is a garden temple at Hagley (England) by Stuart (). Stuart died the unsung “father of the Greek Revival” inin.

Description. Architecture of the Old South: Greek Revival & Romantic and its companion volume, Architecture of the Old South: Colonial & Federal, are the climax of some twenty years of exploration, research and ngs are three-dimensional history books that reflect the comings and goings, successes and failures, aspirations and follies of real people.

Greek Revival was the first truly national style in America. And architectural pattern books, published guides of architectural elements and buildings, were copied and readily available. It meant. books. The Greek Revival style arose out of a young nation embraced a fresh American style of architecture that emerged and flourished between and The style imitated classical Greek architecture and became known as Greek Revival Architecture on the Prairie 3.

Lafever, too, did several pattern books in his lifetime, and they were very influential in spreading the Greek Revival style across the country. In the s and’40’s, “modern” American architecture could be, unselfconsciously, derived from models hundreds or even thousands of years old and originating in places far from the United States.

The first real American architecture was, actually, in many ways Greek — in the form of Greek temples. During this period Greek temples were popping up everywhere. By the s, Greek temple-fronts were common in New York as churches, civic buildings and wealthy suburban homes.

Greek Revival is a style of architecture inspired by the symmetry, proportion, simplicity, and elegance of the ancient Greek temples of 5th century B.C. In the United States, Greek Revival reached peak popularity from towhich was the start of the Civil War.

Downing collaborated on his books with architect Alexander Jackson Davis. Greek Revival architecture, especially popular in the s and s, spoke of patriotism and American optimism at a time when the democratic system of the young country, adapted from the ancient Greek model, seemed to be flourishing.

Greek Revival architecture From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (Redirected from Greek Revival) Jump. Neoclassical (Greek Revival) Stanton Hall, Franz Marc Frei/LOOK/Getty Images. During the founding of the United States, learned people such as Thomas Jefferson felt that ancient Greece and Rome expressed the ideals of democracy.

After the American Revolution, architecture reflected the classical ideals of order and symmetry—a new classicism for a new country.

Schafer was drawn to old Greek Revival homes because, he says, "The style is very American. Also, the compactness of a Greek Revival plan lends itself to a compactness of needs." The architect's intentions changed significantly when he fell in love with a piece of property-a small knoll rising among dramatically rolling fields and bordered by.