An authoritative and richly illustrated narrative history of the buildings that shaped the American century and the architects who gave them form.
Describes landmark buildings that shaped the American 20th century and brings to life architects of the period and the major architectural movements. Discusses the rise of modernism, the growth of historic preservation, the financial aspects of building, and the struggle in design between individualism and community. Includes b&w photos of buildings. Wiseman was architectural critic for magazine from 1980 to 1996. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)