The latest volume in the Society of Architectural Historians'
prestigious Buildings of the United States series, Buildings of
Delaware is the first book to document the state's architectural
history from all periods. Extensively illustrated with photographs
and maps, and supplemented by a glossary and bibliography, the
volume covers buildings of many styles, types, and materials, from
grand mansions to vernacular structures, and from urban to rural
settings. The noted architectural historian W. Barksdale Maynard
spent much of 2002 through 2004 canvassing the rich cultural
heritage of the state and investigating its relationship to the
built environment--from an ancient Dutch dyke of 1660 to a
cutting-edge cable-stay bridge recently completed, from colonial
smokehouses in the countryside of Kent County to a rare, intact,
International Style 1940s elementary school in the city of
Wilmington. Among the architectural forms discussed are industrial
and agricultural buildings and structures that characterize the
state's rivers, canals, and shoreline, from gristmills to bridges
and lighthouses. Major cities such as Newark and Wilmington are
considered at length, with entries on homes, churches, schools, and
government buildings, and the state's natural landscape, parks, and
such renowned gardens as Winterthur are also described. Buildings
of Delaware will provide scholars with valuable information on the
architecture of the state, and will spark the imagination of
general readers and local historians as well.
A volume in the Buildings of the United States series of the
Society of Architectural Historians
University of Virginia Press
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W. Barksdale Maynard
||254 x 178 x 25mm (L x W x T)
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