"A wise and civilized book, rich with keen observations." -- Journal of Southern History
"Uses a wide range of primary sources and masterfully brings them all together in a rich source for a wide range of people to enjoy and use. The addition of the numerous illustrations, many showing buildings that have since been demolished, make this book an especially valuable resource." -- Material Culture
About the Author
is the author of numerous books on architecture, including The Japanese Influence in America
, Architectural Follies in America
, and monographs on Brooklyn Heights and Nantucket.
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