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By G. E. Kidder Smith

Resource ebook is an encyclopedic survey of and consultant to American structure, from cliff dwellings in Mesa Verde to the Holocaust Museum in Washington. This serious, chronological survey of 500 of America's so much amazing constructions presents a special evaluation of the thousand-year architectural improvement of the USA. critical within the library, resource e-book additionally serves as a well suited and exact consultant for the tourist.G. E. Kidder Smith is an architect and fellow of the yank Institute of Architects and has received various awards for his images. He has produced a extraordinary sequence of exhibitions and writings at the structure of twenty-four international locations. His earlier books contain Italy Builds, Brazil Builds, New structure of Europe, A Pictorial heritage of structure in the US, A consultant to New England homes of Worship, taking a look at structure, and the three-volume structure of the United States."The 680-page resource booklet deals greater than 550 of Mr. Smith's photos, in addition to his clever, informative prose. Mr. Smith comprises, too, references to appropriate books and structure journals.... The resource ebook is stuffed with info -- every little thing from celebrating unsung structures ... to important recommendation on how you can see things.... resource e-book combines attractive prose and lovely photographs". -- Tom Sullivan, The Washington occasions

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