Architecture and Town Planning in Colonial North America

The Historic American Buildings Survey in Indiana . Bloomington , 1983 . Work Projects Administration , Writers ' Project . Indiana : A Guide to the Hoosier State . New York , 1941 . KENTUCKY GEORGIA Bannister , Turpin C. “ Oglethorpe's ...

Author: James D. Kornwolf

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 0801859867

Category: Architecture

Page: 1770

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Incorporating more than 3,000 illustrations, Kornwolf's work conveys the full range of the colonial encounter with the continent's geography, from the high forms of architecture through formal landscape design and town planning. From these pages emerge the fine arts of environmental design, an understanding of the political and economic events that helped to determine settlement in North America, an appreciation of the various architectural and landscape forms that the settlers created, and an awareness of the diversity of the continent's geography and its peoples. Considering the humblest buildings along with the mansions of the wealthy and powerful, public buildings, forts, and churches, Kornwolf captures the true dynamism and diversity of colonial communities - their rivalries and frictions, their outlooks and attitudes - as they extended their hold on the land.

AIA Guide to the Architecture of Atlanta

Includes bibliographical references and indexes . ISBN 0-8203-1439-0 ( alk . paper ) . — ISBN 0-8203-1450-1 ( pbk . : alk . paper ) 1. Architecture - Georgia — Atlanta - Guidebooks . 2. Atlanta ( Ga . ) — Buildings , structures , etc.

Author: Gerald W. Sams

Publisher: University of Georgia Press

ISBN: 0820314390

Category: Architecture

Page: 365

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This lively guidebook surveys four hundred buildings within the Atlanta metropolitan area--from the sleek marble and glass of the Coca-Cola Tower to the lancet arches and onion domes of the Fox Theater, from the quiet stateliness of Roswell's antebellum mansions to the art-deco charms of the Varsity grill. Published in conjunction with the Atlanta chapter of the American Institute of Architects, it combines historical, descriptive, and critical commentary with more than 250 photographs and area maps. As the book makes clear, Atlanta has two faces: the "Traditional City," striving to strike a balance between the preservation of a valuable past and the challenge of modernization, and also the "Invisible Metropolis," a decentralized city shaped more by the isolated ventures of private business than by public intervention. Accordingly, the city's architecture reflects a dichotomy between the northern-emulating boosterism that made Atlanta a boom town and the genteel aesthetic more characteristic of its southern locale. The city's recent development continues the trend; as Atlanta's workplaces become increasingly "high-tech," its residential areas remain resolutely traditional. In the book's opening section, Dana White places the different stages of Atlanta's growth--from its beginnings as a railroad town to its recent selection as the site of the 1996 Summer Olympics--in their social, cultural, and economic context; Isabelle Gournay then analyzes the major urban and architectural trends from a critical perspective. The main body of the book consists of more than twenty architectural tours organized according to neighborhoods or districts such as Midtown, Druid Hills, West End, Ansley Park, and Buckhead. The buildings described and pictured capture the full range of architectural styles found in the city. Here are the prominent new buildings that have transformed Atlanta's skyline and neighborhoods: Philip John and John Burgee's revivalist IBM Tower, John Portman's taut Westin Peachtree Plaza, and Richard Meier's gleaming, white-paneled High Museum of Art, among others. Here too are landmarks from another era, such as the elegant residences designed in the early twentieth century by Neel Reid and Philip Shutze, two of the first Atlanta-based architects to achieve national prominence. Included as well are the eclectic skyscrapers near Five Points, the postmodern office clusters along Interstate 285, and the Victorian homes of Inman Park. Easy-to-follow area maps complement the descriptive entries and photographs; a bibliography, glossary, and indexes to buildings and architects round out the book. Whether first-time visitors or lifelong residents, readers will find in these pages a wealth of fascinating information about Atlanta's built environment.

The Georgia Catalog Historic American Buildings Survey

A Guide to the Architecture of the State John Linley. 21. Nichols , The Early Architecture of Georgia , p . 126 . 13. Ibid . , p . 48 . 14. Florence Marye , Garden History of Georgia 1733-1933 , p . 23 . 15. Ibid . 16.

Author: John Linley

Publisher: University of Georgia Press

ISBN: 0820306142

Category: Architecture

Page: 402

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From the elegant townhouses of Savannah to the towering hotel and office complexes of Atlanta, the state of Georgia has a distinguished architectural tradition. No other work documents this rich heritage as comprehensively as The Georgia Catalog. Prepared under the auspices of the Historic American Buildings Survey, this carefully researched and beautifully illustrated volume will be an invaluable resource for architects, preservationists, historians, and those who own the historic houses or who simply are interested in Georgia’s architectural legacy. The book is in two parts. The first is a history of and guide to the architecture of the state. John Linley begins his survey with the remains of prehistoric civilization and the architecture of the first European settlers. He traces the development of a native architecture in the state, the flowering of the Greek Revival style, the functional architecture of commerce and industry, and the energy and imagination of urban architecture in the late twentieth century. The text reflects the author’s interest in the rationale and logic that produced the architecture and in the lessons that the past has for the present and the future. He also emphasizes the influence of climate, ecology, landscape, and city planning on both historic and contemporary architecture. The second section of The Georgia Catalog is a complete, updated listing of nearly four hundred sites in the Historic American Buildings Survey. Each entry gives the precise location of the site; a brief description of the structure; the date of construction and the name of the architect, if known; changes in name structure, or location of the building; its present condition; any facts of historical significance; and the number and dates of drawings, photographs, and data sheets in the HABS collection at the Library of Congress. To add to its value as a guide, the volume also includes a glossary of architectural terms and a list of Georgia properties that are included in the National Register of Historic Places, have been designated National Landmarks, or are part of the Historic American Engineering Record.

The Courthouse and the Depot

The Architecture of Hope in an Age of Despair : a Narrative Guide to Railroad Expansion and Its Impact on Public Architecture in Georgia, 1833-1910 Wilber W. Caldwell. Architecture of the Old South : South Carolina .

Author: Wilber W. Caldwell

Publisher: Mercer University Press

ISBN: 0865547483

Category: Architecture

Page: 613

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Their songs insist that the arrival of the railroad and the appearance of the tiny depot often created such hope that it inspired the construction of the architectural extravaganzas that were the courthouses of the era. In these buildings the distorted myth of the Old South collided head-on with the equally deformed myth of the New South."

State By State Guide to Architect Engineer and Contractor Licensing

13.3 Reasons for Regulation The ultimate justification for licensing of design professionals and certain types of contractors is the protection of the public.1 However, no discussion of licensing of contractors in Georgia would be ...

Author: Richard A. Holderness

Publisher: Wolters Kluwer

ISBN: 9780735565708

Category: Law

Page: 2070

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Failure to comply with state licensing laws could derail a construction, engineering or architecture project and even put licenses and payments in jeopardy. Don't take the risk. Turn To The resource that provides comprehensive guidance on the architecture, engineering and contractor license laws for all 50 states And The District of Columbia. State by State Guide to Architect, Engineer and Contractor Licensing gathers all of the vital information you need in one convenient source to help you develop a cost-effective compliance strategy. With State-by-State Guide to Architect, Engineer, and Contractor Licensing, practitioners will be prepared to handle virtually any state licensing question including Is a license required For The design or construction work that is going to be performed Is a license required before the bid or proposal is submitted? What are the special licensing requirements for partnerships? for corporations? Is a seal for stamping drawings required of design professionals? If so, which design documents must be stamped? Is a license necessary when bidding for work? Who in the organization must stamp these documents? What are the penalties if the license is not received on time? If an agent is managing the construction for an owner, must he obtain a license?

A State by state Guide to Construction Design Law

A person who is technically and legally qualified and currently registered with the State Board of Architects and Interior Designers to practice architecture in Georgia is a “ registered architect . ” Ga . Code Ann . § 43-4-1 ( 7 ) .

Author: Carl J. Circo

Publisher: American Bar Association

ISBN: 1604425547

Category: Law

Page: 1158

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This is THE book you need if you're involved in multi-state construction and design projects. It outlines essential information about design and construction law and contracting in all 50 states plus DC and Puerto Rico. Information follows a standard format, offering quick comparisons of how different jurisdictions treat the same issue. Topics include licensing and regulation; mechanic's liens; financing; consumer protection; ADR; environmental matters; and statutory and case law governing contracting practices.

America s Religious Architecture

The Guide to the Architecture of Georgia . Columbia : University of South Carolina Press , 1993 . Staehr , C. Eric . Bonanza Victorian : Architecture and Society in Colorado Mining Towns . Albuquerque : University of New Mexico Press ...

Author: Marilyn J. Chiat

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0471145025

Category: Architecture

Page: 480

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From the Moorish synagogue in small Texas town, to the New England meetinghouse nestled in the palm trees of Hawaii, this comprehensive historical survey of America's religious architecture celebrates the country's ethnic and spiritual diversity through the magnificent breadth of these community landmarks. The first comprehensive architectural and cultural history of its kind, the book features 500 places of worship nationwide, many listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Includes over 300 black-and-white photographs and foreword by Bill Moyers, creator of the PBS "Genesis" series.

Architecture and Its Ethical Dilemmas

Sjoerd Soeters is an architect who established his own office 25 years ago and is based in Amsterdam. ... a number of ways in which ethical dilemmas intersect with architectural practice, and The Guide to the Architecture of Georgia.

Author: Nicholas Ray

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781134274727

Category: Architecture

Page: 192

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A cast of leading writers and practitioners tackle the ethical questions that architects are increasingly facing in their work, from practical considerations in construction to the wider social context of buildings, their appearance, use and place in the narrative of the environment. This book gives an account of these ethical questions from the perspectives of historical architectural practice, philosophy, and business, and examines the implications of such dilemmas. Taking the current discussion of ethics in architecture on to a new stage, this volume provides an accumulation of diverse opinions, focusing on architects' actions and products that materially affect the lives of people in all urbanized societies.

Scenic Georgia Sketchbook A Landmarks and Wonders from the Back Roads

Georgia Civil War Commission and Department of Industry, Trade and Tourism. ... A Guide for Touring Civil War Sites in Georgia. ... The Georgia Catalog, Historic American Buildings Survey: A Guide to the Architecture of the State.

Author: Ronald R. Huffman

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9781467149402

Category: History

Page: 160

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More than eighty historic buildings and roadside landmarks across Georgia have found sanctuary in this stark but powerful collection of sketch work. From obscure treasures like a Cobb County covered bridge to the instantly recognizable Forsyth Park in Savannah, landscape architect Ronald Huffman puts pencil to pad to safeguard moments of state history. Each piece is accompanied by anecdotes and related backstories that preserve the context of these icons before progress irrevocably alters the landscape. Explore the back roads of Georgia with a guide attuned to the unexpected splendors that mark the way.