The American Style (Hardcover)
Monacelli Press, 9781580932851, 224pp.
Publication Date: June 7, 2011
Richly illustrated with archival photographs and objects from the collections of the Museum of the City of New York and other major institutions, "The American Style" will be the definitive record of an enduring aesthetic in architecture and decorative arts.
About the Author
THOMAS MELLINS is an independent curator and architectural historian. His recent publications include "Only in New York: Photographs from Look Magazine," and he is the co-author, with Robert A. M. Stern, of "New York 1880," "New York 1930," and "New York 1960.""
Praise For The American Style…
"The colonial revival remains the most American of all expressions and is ubiquitous in today's culture. This book expands considerably on the subject. In addition to sections on architecture and decorative arts, there is one on 'Ballyhoo' or materials such as publications, stage sets, exhbitions, costumes, and miscellany. This is a book central to any historian's attempt to understand American material culture . . . it opens many new possibilities for study and research." —Richard Guy Wilson, Winterthur Portfolio