Icons of American Architecture: From the Alamo to the World Trade Center (Greenwood Icons)

Donald Langmead

What turns a development into an icon? what's it approximately a few constructions that makes their background and legend much more very important than their unique meant use, making them part of American, and global, pop culture? Twenty 4 constructions and buildings, together with the Brooklyn Bridge, the White residence, the resort del Coronado, and the Washington Monument are provided right here, in addition to their roles in fiction, movie, track, and the mind's eye of individuals around the world. nearly twenty 5 photographs are incorporated within the set, besides sidebars that includes extra structures.

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