Icons of American Architecture: From the Alamo to the World Trade Center, 1st Edition

  • Donald Langmead
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  • ISBN-10: 0313342083
  • ISBN-13: 9780313342080
  • DDC: 720.973
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 1000 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2009 | Published/Released May 2010
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2009

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What turns a building into an icon? What is it about some structures that makes their history and legend even more important than their original intended use, making them a part of American, and world, popular culture? Twenty four buildings and structures, including the Brooklyn Bridge, the White House, the Hotel del Coronado, and the Washington Monument are presented here, along with their roles in fiction, film, music, and the imagination of people worldwide. Approximately twenty five images are included in the set, along with sidebars featuring additional structures.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Editorial Board.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
List of Photos.
Series Foreword.
Preface and Acknowledgments.
1: The Alamo, San Antonio, Texas.
2: Alcatraz, San Francisco, California.
3: Brooklyn Bridge, New York City.
4: Empire State Building, New York City.
5: Fallingwater, Bear Run, Pennsylvania.
6: Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco, California.
7: Graceland Mansion, Memphis, Tennessee.
8: Grand Central Terminal, New York City.
9: Hearst Castle, San Simeon, California.
10: Hoover Dam, Colorado River, Nevada/Arizona.
11: Hotel del Coronado, San Diego, California.
12: Independence Hall, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.