Second Empire style in American architecture
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Second Empire style in American architecture a brief style guide by Robert B. Harmon

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Published by Vance Bibliographies in Monticello, Ill .
Written in English


  • Architecture, American -- Bibliography

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StatementRobert B. Harmon
SeriesArchitecture series--bibliography -- A-864, Architecture series--bibliography -- A-864
The Physical Object
Pagination12 p. ;
Number of Pages12
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL14631767M
ISBN 100880662948

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Second Empire/Mansard Style - History. The Second Empire style, also called the French Second Empire style or Mansard style, was an immensely popular style throughout the United States in the s and s. It was used extensively in the northeastern and midwestern parts of the country. What Style Is It? provides a portable, easy-to-use guide to identifying American architecture–on the road or in your own community. This Revised Edition presents new photographs and line drawings, a concise, illustrated glossary, and accessible information on twenty-two major styles of American architecture from the past years.4/5(20). A new wave of French inspired architecture made its way to the United States during the early s, when soldiers returning from World War I brought an interest in styles borrowed from Normandy and Provence. These twentieth century homes had hipped roofs reminiscent of the Second Empire style. However, Normandy and Provençal homes do not have the exuberance of Second Empire . A whole new chapter covers American architecture of the 21st century Highly recommended.” —Choice "With extensive revisions and substantive additions, Leland Roth has made this second edition to American Architecture not only the most thorough examination of its subject, but also the most up-to-date. It remains a key reference work in Cited by:

  The Second Empire style appropriated the design characteristics of several historical languages, thereby departing from the custom of slavishly imitating established idioms. Free adaptation, allowing architects far more leeway in their design, mirrored the belief that in America, one could pick and choose the best from the past. American Architectural Styles: An Introduction Exterior styles are a product of deeper cultural values that represent a particular place and time. Styles are somewhat analogous to clothing fads, which can come and go, and sometimes return. Get this from a library! The Second Empire style in American architecture: a brief style guide. [Robert B Harmon]. Origins. This is an essentially French style brought to Canada during the mid to late 19th century from the Second Empire in France of Napoléon First Empire collapsed in , the monarchy was then restored, and the Second Empire was led by Napoléon III, nephew of Napoléon I, from to

The Empire style, considered by many to be the second phase of Neoclassicism, is an early 19th century design movement in architecture, furniture, and the decorative arts which lasted until about The style originated during the rule of Napoleon I in the First French Empire and was intended to idealize Napoleon’s French state.   “The Second Empire style did not reach American architects directly from Paris but apparently came indirectly from the Parisian-inspired hotels built in London in the mids,” writes. Like the Empire Style, the Second Empire style eventually made its was to the United States and became the American Second Empire style (ca. s). Americans liked the Second Empire style. The book, 'Second Empire Architecture '- An architectural style, at it's peak between to , and named for it's "French" elements trend during the a Second French Empire era. In France, a noteworthy variation is often referred to as a Napoleon III style. While a unique style while unto itself, several Second Empire styling signs, like quoins, feature indirect relationships to the styles.