The illustrations are excellent, the author’s writing style clear and easily comprehended.”
Jean France, University of Rochester
In a country with such a hodgepodge f roots, Mr. Roth provides an extensive survey that helps explain and document our American architectural history.”
The most detailed and current survey in print, this book should prove a very useful reference for the many professionals and laypersons with an interest in American architecture,”
Richard Longstreth, Gerorge Washington University
I read the entire book with great interest. It is very well-presented and well-written.”
Jeffery Howe, Boston College
A full, reliable, and up-to-date description, analysis, and interpretation of American buildings and their architects.”
From the Back Cover
The second edition features an entirely new chapter detailing the green architecture movement and architectural trends in the 21st century. Further updates include an expanded section on Native American architecture and contemporary design by Native American architects, new discussions on architectural education and training, more examples of women architects and designers, and a thoroughly expanded glossary to help today’s readers. The art program is expanded, including 640 black and white images and 62 new color images. Accessible and engaging, American Architecture continues to set the standard as a guide, study, and reference for those seeking to better understand the rich history of architecture in the United States.
Leland M. Roth is Marion Dean Ross Professor of Architectural History Emeritus at the University of Oregon at Eugene. Dr. Roth is the author of Understanding Architecture (Westview Press, 2013), McKim, Mead & White, Architects (Harper & Row, 1983), America Builds (Harper & Row, 1983), A Concise History of American Architecture (Harper & Row, 1979), and other works.
Amanda C. Roth Clark is Assistant Professor of Art History and Library Director at Whitworth University. She is the daughter of Leland M. Roth, and the co-author of Understanding Architecture, 3rd Edition.