Architecture in Tennessee, 1768-1897
Cloth Edition, $45.00s
Cloth ISBN: 0-87049-223-3
Status: Out of Print
Paper Edition, $19.50t
Paper ISBN: 0-87049-631-X
Status: In Print
DescriptionThis critical history of regional art, illustrated by a wealth of photographs, places Tennessee in the continuum of eighteenth- and nineteenth-century American architecture for the first time.
Illustrated with 248 photographs and drawings of buildings, this book provides a history of the richness and diversity of the architecture in the state.
"The bulk of this book is about that regional tradition in architecture in Tennessee. Patrick discusses 'the look of Tennessee's village and plantation dwellings' in the late 1700s and 1800s by early travelers and critics; techniques and materials; carpenters and architects; and the esthetics of this architecture. . . . One of the valuable contributions of this book is its catalog of extant Tennessee architecture built before the end of 1897, referenced by county."
--American Institute of Architects Journal
"A model of inclusiveness and scholarship, this study explores architecture from early forts of French explorers, circa 1768, to the Parthenon reconstructed for Tennessee's Centennial in 1897. The book is a superb addition to American architectural-historical scholarship as an excellent exploration of one state's building tradition. . . . This perceptive architectural history has created a true 'image of place' for Tennessee."
--W. L. Whitwell, The Hollins Critic
"A remarkable accumulation of Tennessee architecture and architectural lore. . . . There is certainly no other book on the subject that gives us so much detailed information, that even attempts to establish a cogent critical position, and is so generously illustrated."
—Thomas B. Brumbaugh, Tennessee Historical Quarterly
"Patrick's writing is not too technical for the lay reader, and his book must be the most complete architectural history of the Tennessee of 1768-1897 written thus far."
". . . the book contains a vast amount of information on the architecture of Tennessee and its architects and will continue to be an important source for further study of the subject."
—Samuel Wilson, Jr., Southern Quarterly
". . . a valuable addition to the library of American architectural history. . . . although he deals with Tennessee, he is also asking questions that extend far beyond its boundaries, particularly when he deals with the symbolic and intellectual values that shaped Tennessee—and American—architecture."
—Catherine W. Bishir, Winterthur Portfolio
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