African-American Architects: A Biographical Dictionary, 1865-1945

African-American Architects: A Biographical Dictionary, 1865-1945

By: Dreck Spurlock Wilson (editor)Hardback

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African-American architects have been designing and building houses and public buildings since 1865. Although many of these structures survive today, the architects themselves are virtually unknown. This unique reference work brings their lives and work to light for the first time. Written by 100 experts ranging from architectural historians to archivists, this book contains 160 biographical, A-Z entries on African-American architects from the era of Emancipation to the end of World War II. Articles provide biographical facts about each architect, and commentary on his or her work. Practical and accessible, this reference is complemented by over 200 photographs and includes an appendix containing a list of buildings by geographic location and by architect.

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Dreck Spurlock Wilson is an African-American architect and holds an M.A. in Urban Studies from the University of Chicago. Wilson has contributed to historical journals and books on African-American history, art, and architecture.


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Product Details

  • publication date: 12/02/2004
  • ISBN13: 9780415929592
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 576
  • ID: 9780415929592
  • weight: 1519
  • ISBN10: 0415929598

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