Architecture in Cincinnati : An Illustrated History of Designing and Building an American City

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  • Edition: Illus.
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2006-11-08
  • Publisher: Ohio Univ Pr
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Long regarded as a showcase of nineteenth-century and Art Deco architecture, Cincinnati has enjoyed a real resurgence of its architectural splendor with recent buildings from such noted designers as Frank Gehry, Michael Graves, and Zaha Hadid. Cincinnati's architecture is a testament to the historical importance of the city itself. Bringing the city's rich architectural history to life in luminous photographs by noted photographer Alice Weston, supplemented by historical images and absorbing sidebars, Architecture in Cincinnati captures the beauty of the Queen City and the spirit of individual buildings and unique urban settings. Architecture in Cincinnati traces the city's development from the first town plans of the 1780s to the dramatic skyline of today. It is a fascinating story of patrons, politicians, architects, engineers, and planners building a vibrant city. Architecture in Cincinnati is an authoritative introduction to a typical-yet remarkable-American city. Book jacket.

Author Biography

Sue Ann Painter, a cultural and political historian, is director of the Architectural Foundation of Cincinnati. Her historical publications have won local, state, and national awards. Her most recent book, William Henry Harrison: Father of the West, is the first in a series on Ohio presidents. Beth Sullebarger is principal of a historic preservation consulting firm in Cincinnati. She has thirty years of experience in the field, including seven years as director of the Cincinnati Preservation Association. Jayne Merkel, an architectural historian and critic, has written books about Michael Graves and Eero Saarinen. She was architecture critic for the Cincinnati Enquirer (1977–88). She is now a New York-based contributing editor for Architectural Design/AD in London and writes for numerous architectural journals in the United States.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. vii
Bouquets to Patronsp. xi
Introductionp. xiii
Frontier City to Regional Capital, 1788-1829p. 3
Queen of the West, 1830-60p. 29
Building Civic Pride through Engineering, Architecture, and Art, 1861-75p. 59
The Paris of America, 1876-95p. 89
The New Order of Things, 1893-1919p. 129
Modernism and Reform in City Building, 1920-33p. 165
The Depression Era, 1933-44p. 197
Modernizing the City, Post-World War II, 1945-64p. 223
Toward the Bicentennial, New versus Old, 1964-88p. 245
Dynamic Mix of New and Old, 1989-2006p. 285
Epiloguep. 333
Notesp. 335
Selected Bibliographyp. 343
Indexp. 345
About the Authorsp. 352
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