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H.H. Richardson [electronic resource] : the architect, his peers, and their era / edited by Maureen Meister.

Contributor(s): Meister, Maureen.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, c1999Description: 1 online resource (xliv, 153 p.) : ill.ISBN: 9780262279635 (electronic bk.); 0262279630 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Richardson, H. H. (Henry Hobson), 1838-1886 -- Criticism and interpretation | Richardson, H. H. (Henry Hobson), 1838-1886 -- Critique et interpr�etation | Richardson, Henry Hobson | ARCHITECTURE / Individual Architects & Firms / Essays | ARCHITECTURE / Individual Architects & Firms / MonographsGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: H.H. Richardson.DDC classification: 720/.92 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
The beauty of a belief: the Ames family, Richardson, and Unitarianism / William H. Pierson, Jr. -- The picturesque in the design method of H.H. Richardson: Memorial Hall, North Easton / Thomas C. Hubka -- Inspiration and synthesis in Richardson's Paine House / Margaret Henderson Floyd -- The veil of nature: H.H. Richardson and Frederick Law Olmsted / Francis R. Kowsky -- Then and now: a note on the contrasting architectures of H.H. Richardson and Frank Furness / James F. O'Gorman -- Seeing Richardson in his time: the problem of the Romanesque revival / Jeffrey Karl Ochsner.
Review: "In this book leading scholars reconsider the significance of the late nineteenth-century American architect Henry Hobson Richardson, perhaps best known for his design of Boston's Trinity Church. Against the long-held view of Richardson as an isolated and proto-modernist genius, they argue for a broader understanding of his work within the context of his times. Viewed this way, Richardson becomes a more challenging figure - an architect who in many ways was shaped by and was consistent with his era, even as he dominated it. In addition to shedding new light on the architect, the book shows how much Richardson scholarship has changed and matured over the course of a century."--BOOK JACKET.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

The beauty of a belief: the Ames family, Richardson, and Unitarianism / William H. Pierson, Jr. -- The picturesque in the design method of H.H. Richardson: Memorial Hall, North Easton / Thomas C. Hubka -- Inspiration and synthesis in Richardson's Paine House / Margaret Henderson Floyd -- The veil of nature: H.H. Richardson and Frederick Law Olmsted / Francis R. Kowsky -- Then and now: a note on the contrasting architectures of H.H. Richardson and Frank Furness / James F. O'Gorman -- Seeing Richardson in his time: the problem of the Romanesque revival / Jeffrey Karl Ochsner.

"In this book leading scholars reconsider the significance of the late nineteenth-century American architect Henry Hobson Richardson, perhaps best known for his design of Boston's Trinity Church. Against the long-held view of Richardson as an isolated and proto-modernist genius, they argue for a broader understanding of his work within the context of his times. Viewed this way, Richardson becomes a more challenging figure - an architect who in many ways was shaped by and was consistent with his era, even as he dominated it. In addition to shedding new light on the architect, the book shows how much Richardson scholarship has changed and matured over the course of a century."--BOOK JACKET.

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