During the first decades of the twentieth century, a number of U.S. architects, designers and patrons looked to the art and architecture of the pre-Columbian Americas for inspiration. Beginning with the Pan-American Union complex of 1910 (now Organization of American States, Paul P. Cret and Albert Kelsey, Washington, D.C.), the first significant instance of pre-Columbian appropriation in a U.S. building, my dissertation tracks the development of the style that peaked in the 1920s in Southern California before spreading, in the 1930s, throughout much of the United States. My dissertation's terminus date, 1940, reflects waning interest in pre-Columbian aesthetics as Modernism and abstract expressionism took hold and as U.S. focus turned to the events of World War II.... 1932 Waco TX Southwest some ornament (such as band around parapet) conveys Pre- Columbian feeling (see Gebhard, Trust Guide, 1996, p. 190) Church of the Most Precious Blood McGill, Henry J. (McGilland Hamlin) church 1932 Astoria NY Mid- Atlantic ... Robert B. Lake corbel vault forms, mansard roof ( Maya) residence 1933 Sherwood CA West Southwest Topics Wave (newspaper) Stacy-Judd, anbsp;...
|Title||:||"Pre-Columbian Revival": Defining and Exploring a United States Architectural Style, 1910--1940|
|Author||:||Ruth Anne Phillips|
|Publisher||:||ProQuest - 2007|