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Gervase Wheeler was an English-born architect who designed such important American works as the Henry Boody House in Brunswick, Maine; the Patrick Barry House in Rochester, New York; and the chapels at Bowdoin and Williams colleges. But he was perhaps best known as the author of two influential architecture books, Rural Homes (1851) and Homes for the People (1855). Yet Wheeler has remained a little known, enigmatic figure. Renee Tribert and James F. O'Gorman's study sheds new light on the course of Wheeler's career in the states, and brings crucial issues to the fore--the international movement of ideas, the development of the American architectural profession, the influence of architectural publications on popular taste, and social history as expressed in the changing nature of the American house. Wheeler's career is traced chronologically and geographically and the book is lavishly illustrated with over fifty images, including building plans and historical photographs.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Contents
  2. p. ix
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  1. Preface
  2. pp. xi-xii
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  1. INTRODUCTION
  2. pp. 1-15
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  1. NEW YORK CITY, 1847
  2. pp. 16-17
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  1. BRUNSWICK, MAINE, 1847–1848
  2. pp. 18-28
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  1. NEW HAVEN, CONNECTICUT, 1847–1849
  2. pp. 29-33
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  1. HARTFORD, CONNECTICUT, 1849
  2. pp. 34-42
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  1. PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA, 1849–1850
  2. pp. 43-48
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  1. NEW YORK CITY, 1850–1851
  2. pp. 49-57
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  1. NORWICHTOWN, CONNECTICUT, 1851–1852
  2. pp. 58-64
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  1. NEW YORK CITY, 1853–1860
  2. pp. 65-95
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  1. EPILOGUE
  2. pp. 96-98
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  1. Appendix: Wheeler’s Addresses in the United States
  2. pp. 99-100
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 101-110
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 111-113
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780819571465
Related ISBN
9780819571458
MARC Record
OCLC
781678736
Pages
136
Launched on MUSE
2012-02-08
Language
English
Open Access
No
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