Hardback
March 28, 2023
9780813196886
English
304
73 b&w illustrations, 4 b&w tables
9.00 Inches (US)
6.00 Inches (US)
$30.00 USD, £22.00 GBP
v2.1 Reference
Electronic book text
March 28, 2023
9780813196893
9780813196886
English
304
73 b&w illustrations, 4 b&w tables
9.00 Inches (US)
6.00 Inches (US)
$30.00 USD, £22.00 GBP
v2.1 Reference
Electronic book text
March 28, 2023
9780813196909
9780813196886
English
304
73 b&w illustrations, 4 b&w tables
9.00 Inches (US)
6.00 Inches (US)
$20.00 USD, £14.50 GBP
v2.1 Reference
Paperback / softback
March 28, 2023
9780813197128
English
304
73 b&w illustrations, 4 b&w tables
9.00 Inches (US)
6.00 Inches (US)
$20.00 USD, £14.50 GBP
v2.1 Reference

Athens on the Frontier

Grecian-Style Architecture in the Splendid Valley of the West, 1820-1860

In 1811, architect Benjamin Henry Latrobe spurred American builders into action when he called for them to reject "the corrupt Age of Dioclesian, or the still more absurd and debased taste of Louis the XIV," and to emulate instead the ancient temples of Greece.

In response, people in the antebellum trans-Appalachian region embraced the clean lines, intricate details, and stately symmetry of the Grecian style. On newly built public buildings, private homes, and religious structures, references to classical Greek architecture became the preferred ornamentation. Several antebellum cities and towns adopted the moniker of "Athens," styling themselves as centers of culture, education, and sophistication. As the trend grew, American citizens understood the name as a link between the Grecian style and the founding principles of democracy—signaling a change of taste in service to the larger American cultural ideal.

In Athens on the Frontier, Patrick Lee Lucas examines the material culture of Grecian-style buildings in antebellum America to help recover nineteenth-century regional identities. As communities worked to define their built landscape and develop a shared Western identity, Lucas's study invites readers to question many of the assumptions Americans have made about divisions and cultural formation in antebellum society.

About the Author

Patrick Lee Lucas is an associate professor in the College of Design and serves as a Provost Faculty Fellow at the University of Kentucky.

9780813196886 : athens-on-the-frontier-lucas
Hardback
March 28, 2023
$30.00 USD
9780813196893 : athens-on-the-frontier-lucas
Electronic book text
March 28, 2023
$30.00 USD
9780813196909 : athens-on-the-frontier-lucas
Electronic book text
March 28, 2023
$20.00 USD
9780813197128 : athens-on-the-frontier-lucas
Paperback / softback
March 28, 2023
$20.00 USD

Other Titles in ARCHITECTURE / History / General

AIA Guide to the Architecture of Washington, DC, sixth edition

G. Martin Moeller, Jr.
Sep 2022 - Johns Hopkins University Press
$34.95 USD - Electronic book text
$59.95 USD - Hardback
$34.95 USD - Paperback / softback

Sixteenth Street NW

John DeFerrari, Douglas Peter Sefton
Feb 2022 - Georgetown University Press
$34.95 USD - Hardback
$34.95 USD - Electronic book text

Ante Bellum Houses of the Bluegrass

Clay Lancaster
Oct 2021 - University Press of Kentucky
$35.00 USD - Paperback / softback
$35.00 USD - Electronic book text