Town House: Architecture and Material Life in the Early American City, 1780-1830 (Published for the Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture, Williamsburg, Virginia)

[Bernard L. Herman] ☆ Town House: Architecture and Material Life in the Early American City, 1780-1830 (Published for the Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture, Williamsburg, Virginia) º Read Online eBook or Kindle ePUB. Town House: Architecture and Material Life in the Early American City, 1780-1830 (Published for the Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture, Williamsburg, Virginia) Chapters consider an array of domestic spaces, including the merchant familys house, the servants quarter, and the widows dower. As the physical objects that composed the largest portion of urban settings, town houses contained and signified different aspects of city life, argues Herman.Taking a material culture approach, Herman examines urban domestic buildings from Charleston, South Carolina, to Portsmouth, New Hampshire, as well as those in English cities and towns, to better understand wh

Town House: Architecture and Material Life in the Early American City, 1780-1830 (Published for the Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture, Williamsburg, Virginia)

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Rating : 4.25 (634 Votes)
Asin : 0807829919
Format Type : paperback
Number of Pages : 320 Pages
Publish Date : 2015-10-11
Language : English

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Chapters consider an array of domestic spaces, including the merchant family's house, the servant's quarter, and the widow's dower. As the physical objects that composed the largest portion of urban settings, town houses contained and signified different aspects of city life, argues Herman.Taking a material culture approach, Herman examines urban domestic buildings from Charleston, South Carolina, to Portsmouth, New Hampshire, as well as those in English cities and towns, to better understand why people built the houses they did and how their homes informed everyday city life. In the eighteenth century, cities were constant objects of idealization, often viewed as the outward manifestations of an organized, ci

""Town House is the first study to bring the methods of the new vernacular architectural history to the American city. "Town House is a tour de force of architectural and urban history. The book abounds in insights." -- "American Historical Review""Herman's work, as it captures and restores to modern readers the ambiguity and lyricism of an earlier built environment, continues to show us how valuable such studies are, and makes that scholarship especially accessible, exciting, and inviting." -- "Journal of the Early Republic" . He shows us not only how these buildings were used, but what they meant to their residents. (Dell Upton, University of Virginia)"""Town House" is the first study to bring the method

Unique and Insightful Brian J. Cushing As a reenactor/interpreter of life in America in the late 18th/early 19th Centuries at various historic sights/events, I was very excited by this book. It has provided in depth understandings in ways I had never found before. Definitely one of my new favorite and most valuable resourc. "Definitive work on this subject" according to Happy Ten. I have mixed emotions about this book. On the one hand, it's clearly been written as a labor of love, thoroughly researched and well illustrated. On the other hand, I personally struggled with the read.As a reference resource, it definitely fills a void since I can't think of another . Such a Great Resource! Ryan D. Hayward Want to know more about City Living during the 18th and 19th centuries? This book is your go-to resource. Filled with a number of historic images, floor plans and primary resources, this text explores life as it was for some Americans during the transition from British Colony to the r

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