American Architecture 1

Historic Preservation

Fall 2012

Andrew Dolkart, instructor

This course examined the development of American architecture from the earliest European settlements to the centennial in 1876. Beginning with the earliest Spanish, French, Dutch and English colonial architecture, students explored the American adaptation of European forms and ideas and the development of a distinctly American architecture. The course lectures and readings examined high style and vernacular architecture in rural and urban environments throughout the settled parts of the United States. The course was supplemented with tours and the examination of original drawings and early architectural publications in Avery Library.