Architecture in the United States (Oxford History of Art) by Dell Upton

By Dell Upton

From local American websites in New Mexico and Arizona to the traditional earthworks of the Mississippi Valley to the main stylish modern constructions of Chicago and long island, American structure is very diversified. during this progressive interpretation, Upton examines American structure when it comes to 5 subject matters: neighborhood, nature, know-how, funds, and artwork. 109 illustrations. forty linecuts.

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Bird we drove along a definite track, till we came to a sort of tripartite valley, with a majestic crooked canyon 2000 feet deep opening upon it. A rushing stream roared through, it, and the Rocky Mountains, with pines scattered over them, came down upon it. A little farther, and the canyon became utterly inaccessible. This was exciting; here was an inner world. A rough and shaky bridge, made of the outsides of pines laid upon some unsecured logs, crossed the river. The broncos stopped and smelt it, not liking it, but some encouraging speech induced them to go over.

The solitude was becoming sombre, when, after driving for nine hours, and travelling at the least fortyfive miles, without any sign of fatigue on the part of the broncos, we came to a stream, by the side of which 41 isabella l. bird we drove along a definite track, till we came to a sort of tripartite valley, with a majestic crooked canyon 2000 feet deep opening upon it. A rushing stream roared through, it, and the Rocky Mountains, with pines scattered over them, came down upon it. A little farther, and the canyon became utterly inaccessible.

The horse was much too big for me, and had plans of his own; but now and then, where the ground admitted of it, I tried his heavy “lope” with much amusement. I met nobody, and passed nothing on the road but a freight waggon, drawn by twenty-two oxen, guided by three fine-looking young men, who had some difficulty in making room for me to pass their awkward convoy. After I had ridden about ten miles the road went up a steep hill in the forest, turned abruptly, and through the blue gloom of the great pines which rose from the ravine in which the river was then hid, came glimpses of two mountains, about 11,000 feet in height, whose bald grey summits were crowned with pure snow.

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