Greek revival architecture in America and the designs of Alexander Jackson Davis

a selected bibliography
  • 14 Pages
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Vance Bibliographies , Monticello, Ill
Davis, Alexander Jackson, 1803-1892 -- Bibliography., Greek revival (Architecture) -- United States -- Bibliogr


United S

StatementRobert B. Harmon.
SeriesArchitecture series--bibliography,, A-440
LC ClassificationsZ8219.2 .H37 1981, NA737.D34 .H37 1981
The Physical Object
Pagination14 p. ;
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3827069M
LC Control Number81138368

Davis became a skilled architectural draftsman and came to know the architect Ithiel Town, whose partner he became in The Greek revival architecture in America and the designs of Alexander Jackson Davis book of Town and Davis designed many public buildings in the Greek Revival style, including the Indiana State Capitol (–35) in Indianapolis, the North Carolina State Capitol (–40) in Raleigh, and the West Presbyterian Church (–32) and the Custom House.

Considered a prime example of the Greek Revival style in America, the Dutch Reformed Church of Newburgh at Grand Street was designed in by one of America’s 19th century architectural greats, Alexander Jackson Davis.

It is believed to be his only Greek Revival. InTown made Davis a partner. Working with Town gave Davis, at age twenty-six, extraordinary opportunities. It brought him to the cutting edge of American architecture—Town was an innovative leader in the Greek Revival style, as well as a respected engineer and expert in bridge construction.

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Davis spent many happy hours in Town’s. The firm specialized in using the Greek Revival style for state capitols, residences, and other institutions countrywide. After separating from Town, Davis became the leading architect of country houses in the s and s. An advocate of the Picturesque style, Davis sought to harmonize his country house designs with the surrounding landscape.

Architect Alexander Jackson Davis drew plans for an immense quadrangle, of which only one section was completed. Several images of the proposed and constructed building appear in Edward T.

Davis and John L. Sanders, A Romantic Architect in Antebellum North Carolina: The Works of Alexander Jackson Davis (), including a romantic bird’s-eye view landscape centered on the envisioned Country: New York City, New York.

William J. Rotch House, c Architect was Alexander Jackson Davis, the nation's foremost promoter of the Gothic Revival style during the time, along with his counterpart, Andrew Jackson Downing. This house is a manifestation of Davis' house plan published in Downing's Architecture for Country Houses inspecifically representing Design.

Downing collaborated on his books with architect Alexander Jackson Davis. Greek Revival architecture, especially popular in the s and s, spoke of patriotism and American optimism at a time when the democratic system of the young country, adapted from the ancient Greek model, seemed to be flourishing.

The American tradition in the arts. citizen as architect --Architecture of the Greek revival --From the Greek revival to the gothic --Andrew Jackson Downing and the tradition of landscape design --Alexander Jackson Davis and the height of the gothic revival --Architectural fantasy and functional experiment --Duncan Phyfe and other craftsmen.

The Alexander Jackson Davis collection consists of 27 architectural drawings executed for the Virginia Military Institute (Lexington, Virginia) between and Included are designs for the VMI Barracks, the Superintendent's residence, and faculty residences. Greek revival architecture in America and the designs of Alexander Jackson Davis.

Monticello, Ill.: Vance Bibliographies, [] (OCoLC) Named Person: Alexander Jackson Davis; Alexander Jackson Davis; Alexander Jackson Davis: Document Type: Book: All Authors / Contributors: Robert B Harmon. Alexander Jackson Davis () was a leading figure of the 19th-century Gothic revival in American architecture.

In Davis joined Ithiel Town in what became the first architectural firm of a modern sort in the United States, lasting until Town's death in   Five stand-out buildings from American history are based on ancient Greek architecture, most of them standing proud in Washington, D.C., the U.S.

capital and home of the president and the congressional office buildings. The United States Capitol, home of the U.S.

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Congress, and the seat of the legislative branch of the U.S. federal government stands tall on Capitol Hill at the eastern end of. Greek Revival architecture was a serious contender to be the dominant style for house construction starting in about and running to the Civil War. Greece evoked images of democracy and America was all about democracy.

In the first example of Gothic Revival architecture in the United States was designed by architect Alexander Jackson Davis (). He was the first to champion the style for use in domestic construction and his book Rural Residences was the first house plan book published in the United States to include three-dimensional views.

Designed by Alexander Jackson Davis, Lyndhurst in Tarrytown, New York, is a model of the Gothic Revival style. The mansion was built between and Lyndhurst began as a country villa in the "pointed style," but over the course of a century, it.

As American interest in classicism continued into the nineteenth century, Greek Revival became the dominant style for both domestic and public architecture. The style grew to national prominence largely through the work of Benjamin H.

Latrobe and his students William Strickland and Robert Mills, all of whom were actively engaged in public.

Alexander Jackson Davis (), the American architect, started working as a draftsman for Josiah C.

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Brady and Ithiel Town in New York City. He became Town's partner in and they collaborated on public structures, including the New York Customs House () and. The first real American architecture was, actually, in many ways Greek — in the form of Greek temples.

During this period Greek temples were popping up everywhere. By the s, Greek temple-fronts were common in New York as churches, civic buildings and wealthy suburban homes. Another pattern book was Asher Benjamin's The Practical House Carpenter, published in Benjamin’s guide was an important factor in the proliferation of Greek Revival.

Colonnade Row, also known as LaGrange Terrace, on present-day Lafayette Street in New York City's NoHo neighborhood, is a landmarked series of Greek revival buildings originally built in the early s. They are believed to have been built by Seth Geer, although the project has been attributed to a number of other architects.

The buildings' original name comes from the Marquis de Lafayette's. If you have ever been curious about Greek design elements in American architecture, particularly early American architecture, this is *the* book for you.

It has an articulate forward by Leopold Arnaud, then dean of Columbia University's architectural school, and a Reviews: 4. History of Greek Revival Architecture.

British architect James “Athenian” Stuart is said to have been the first to introduce Greek Revival to Britain. Taken by the classical beauty of the architecture he discovered on a trip to Greece, Stuart documented his discoveries and published Antiquities of Athens inproducing the world’s first reference book detailing Classical Greek.

GREEK REVIVAL ARCHITECTURE IN AMERICA - BEING AN ACCOUNT OF IMPORTANT TRENDS IN AMERICAN ARCHITECTURE AND AMERICAN LIFE - PRIOR TO THE WAR BETWEEN THE STATES and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at In time, Greek Revival even became known as the national style, so pervasive were the temple-fronted façades on the nation’s churches, banks, town halls, and houses.

Appropriate to the nation’s emerging sense of self, one of the country’s first Greek Revival buildings was the Second Bank of the United States, built in Philadelphia.

Gothic Revival. The Gothic Revival Cottage was part of the Romantic Revival Movement in American architecture. Plan books published by Andrew Jackson Downing expanded on the works of his friend Alexander Jackson Davis, designer of the first documented American Gothic Revival residence in.

The architectural brilliance of the residence, designed in by Alexander Jackson Davis, is complemented by the park-like landscape of the estate and a comprehensive collection of original decorative arts. phone email [email protected] visit Greek Revival was the first truly national style in America.

And architectural pattern books, published guides of architectural elements and buildings, were copied and readily available.

Andrew Jackson Downing, a New York landscape designer best known for his book A Treatise in the Practice of Landscape Gardening, Adapted to North America, played a substantial role in Romanticized architecture around the Hudson Valley.

An influential writer, Downing suggested that country residents abandon “the prevalent Greek Revival. The Greek Revival was an architectural movement of the late 18th and early 19th centuries, predominantly in Northern Europe and the United States. It revived the style of ancient Greek architecture, in particular the Greek temple, with varying degrees of thoroughness and consistency.A product of Hellenism, it may be looked upon as the last phase in the development of Neoclassical architecture.

one of the earliest architectural partnerships in America. founded by Ithiel Town and Alexander JAckson Davis, executes commissions in Greek REvival Related Textbooks Architecture and Interior Design from the 19th Century, Volume II. This list provides guidance on usage and application of the Historic Colors of America paints and expands recommendations for selecting appropriate paint colors by architectural style and period.

Greek Revival Interior: Codman Gedney Green, Pointed Fir, Brattle Spruce, Winter Balsam,Moss Glen, Langdon Dove, Jackson Antique.

Across the Atlantic from London, American builders began to borrow elements of British Gothic Revival architecture. New York architect Alexander Jackson Davis () was evangelical about the Gothic Revival style.

He published floor plans and three-dimensional views in his book, Rural Residences. His design for Lyndhurst (), an.Federal-style architecture is the name for the classicizing architecture built in the newly founded United States between c. andand particularly from to This style shares its name with its era, the Federalist name Federal style is also used in association with furniture design in the United States of the same time period.

The style broadly corresponds to the.