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  • ISBN 0813927099
  • ISBN13 978-0813927091
  • Language English
  • Author Keith N. Morgan,Naomi Miller
  • Publisher University of Virginia Press; 1st Edition edition (April 14, 2009)
  • Pages 688
  • Formats mobi docx lrf lrf
  • Category History
  • Subcategory Americas
  • Size ePub 1461 kb
  • Size Fb2 1592 kb
  • Rating: 4.7
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This latest volume in the Society of Architectural Historians’ Buildings of the United States series analyzes the architecture, landscape, and planning patterns of the capital of Massachusetts and forty surrounding cities and towns that fan out from Boston Harbor. The term "metropolitan" here emphasizes both the range of the project and the importance of this area in introducing regional planning to the United States. Extensively illustrated with photographs and maps, and supplemented with a glossary and bibliography, the book assesses built form from initial colonial settlement in the 1630s through twenty-first-century additions to the Boston area landscape. The authors selected both exemplary and representative buildings and sites for inclusion. Here are structures of international reputation and buildings that characterize the vernacular housing patterns of the region. Because of the exceptional importance of the Boston area to the history of landscape architecture and city planning, those issues have been addressed in both the narrative introduction and the 640 entries. In contrast to other existing architectural guides, which do not move beyond central Boston and Cambridge, The Buildings of Massachusetts: Metro Boston canvasses the twelve sections of central Boston, its eight annexed neighborhoods, five sections of Cambridge (the district's second largest municipality), and forty surrounding communities have been examined. This volume has been designed to complement a second guidebook in the Buildings of the United States series that will focus on the buildings of Massachusetts from Cape Cod to the Berkshires.


Keith N. Morgan is Professor of Art History at Boston University and the coauthor, with Naomi Miller, of Boston Architecture, 1975-1990. Richard Candee is Professor Emeritus in American and New England Studies at Boston University and author of Building Portsmouth: The Neighborhoods and Architecture of New Hampshire’s Oldest City. Naomi Miller is Professor Emerita of Art History at Boston University.

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Buildings of Massachusetts : Metropolitan Boston. by Naomi Miller, Richard M. Candee, Roger G. Reed.

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Find nearly any book by Keith N. Morgan. by Naomi Miller, Keith N. Get the best deal by comparing prices from over 100,000 booksellers. ISBN 9783791310978 (978-3-7913-1097-8) Hardcover, Te Neues Pub Group, 1990. Community by Design: The Olmsted Firm and the Development of Brookline, Massachusetts.

This article attempts to list the oldest buildings in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in the United States of America, including the oldest houses in Massachusetts and any other surviving structures. Some dates are approximate (indicated with a "circa" or ". ) and based on architectural studies and historical records, while other dates are based on dendrochronology

Morgan's books include Boston Architecture, 1975-1990 (co-authored with Naomi Miller), Charles A. Platt: The Artist .

Morgan was president of the Society of Architectural Historians from 1994 to 1996.

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Buildings of Massachusetts: Metropolitan Boston is the twelfth volume in the Society of Architectural Historians' Buildings of the United States (BUS) series. Morgan and his three primary coauthors were responsible for the selection of the works included as well as the overall quality of the text.

Professor Morgan has taught at Boston University since 1980 He serves on the Executive Committee of the Buildings of the United States project, several committees for the restoration of historic landmarks and is . .

Professor Morgan has taught at Boston University since 1980. He has served as the director of the Preservation Studies Program and of the American and New England Studies Program and as the chairman of the Art History Department on two occasions. He is a former national president of the Society of Architectural Historians. He serves on the Executive Committee of the Buildings of the United States project, several committees for the restoration of historic landmarks and is a trustee of the Hancock Shaker Village.

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LadyShlak
The "Buildings of the United States" series, of which this is the latest offering, is of supreme quality. The building selection is comprehensive, the essays are thorough and painfully accurate, the accompanying photography is essential (if not inspiring), and the editorial quality of the entire presentation is of the highest order. This book, as with others in the series, is just as good as any of them. In fact, they seem to be getting better with time, even as the geographic area of coverage for each seems to be shrinking.

That brings me to my one major gripe: These guides have evolved from their original assumed objectives as surveys of historic architecture, as we should remember that the entire series is commissioned by the Society of Architectural Historians. The authors are increasing including modern and post-modern designs, which means that geographic coverage is being sacrificed for comprehensiveness of style. This book is a perfect example of that trend. It doesn't cover the entire Commonwealth but, rather, concentrates on the Boston metropolitan area in order to allow for the inclusion of important modern examples. Personally, I don't like this, but many other potential readers may. Casual readers may also be surprised to discover that very little of Boston's colonial fabric remains, so the city more resembles San Francisco than Charleston, South Carolina or even Philadelphia.

The writing style is easily accessible to any reader with a sincere interest in the topic. Certainly not a picture book, and not purely an academic study, this book falls into the category of a readable reference work.

As far as it being better than the AIA guide, I'm not sure that's really true. That guide covers Boston only, within the city limits, with only a brief excursion to Cambridge. The AIA book is very good for its limited coverage area, just as this book is.
Manarius
I had the opportunity to reference this book in the course of updating the AIA Guide to Boston, the architecture field guide now available as an iPhone app.

Keith Morgan, along with Peter Vanderwarker and an army of collaborators from the Society of Architectural Historians, have assembled THE encyclopedia of Boston architecture. With an approach that tends to be more documentary than critical, the focus extends well beyond Boston proper, providing perspectives on communities out to Rte 128 and sometimes beyond. The short, pithy entries are full of interesting anecdotes and stories, bringing the buildings and their histories to life.

Even though published in 2009, this is an essential book for any library, and a wonderful addition to the personal collection of anyone with a serious interest in Boston's architecture and history.
Isha
All the books in this series are good. What's surprising is how different they are: sizes, formats, editorial approach, etc.
Ndlaitha
This is yet one more excellent volume in the Buildings of America series. This volume is up to the high standards set in the other volumes of the series and provides a superb overview of the architecture of the Boston metropolitan area.
Мох
This is an indispensable resource for readers who are interested in architecture
of Metropolitan Boston. The buildings are grouped in segments geographically.
Key location maps are also given.

Historical and design facts are illustrated for each building. Critical buildings
are provided with excellent small photographs with lengthy paragraphs. Several authors have
shaped the current volume, hence, tone of writing a bit varied. Depending on writers,
it could be history-focused or it could be design-focused. But every writer sticks to
objective principle.

Important gardens, open spaces, and parks are also given explanations and illustrations.
Prior to starting a new town, historical and planning introductory overview is provided
to see the overall context of era.

Only the exemplary buildings are included in the publication with objective facts.
Personal observations are rarely given, making the read a bit dry.
Critical obersvations are alo scarce, but when it's given, it's in the form of quotes,
making the tone very objective.

However, the book is diligent about key design strategies and historical facts. The book is definitely
much better than AIA, Boston Architecture. It covers much more buildings. Very recent buildings,
as late as 2007, are also included in the book.

Amazing encyclopedic work !