9780691026183

Enclaves of America : The Rhetoric of American Political Architecture Abroad, 1900-1965

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  • ISBN13:

    9780691026183

  • ISBN10:

    0691026181

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1996-06-01
  • Publisher: Princeton Univ Pr

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Summary

Whether determining the style of its embassies or the design of overseas cemeteries for Americans killed in battle, the U.S. government in its rise to global leadership greatly valued architectural symbols as a way of conveying its power abroad. In order to explain the political significance of American monuments on foreign soil, this illustrated book explores the efforts made by the United States from 1900 to 1965 to enhance its image as a military and economic force with displays of artistic achievement.

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
Preface
Abbreviationsp. 2
Introductionp. 3
Prologue: Hesitant Beginningsp. 15
Incident at Sivry-sur-Meuse: Great War Monuments and Cemeteries in Western Europep. 30
From Palace to Plantation House: The Political Architecture of American Embassies, 1926-1932p. 63
Interlude: Marking Time, 1933-1945p. 91
"Our Own Land on Foreign Soil": The Overseas Military Cemeteries of World War IIp. 109
Foreign Bodies: American Imperial Architecture, 1945-1965p. 136
Epilogue: Retreatp. 167
Notesp. 179
Bibliographical Essayp. 197
Indexp. 203
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