Architecture, ambition and Americans. A social history of American architecture.
London, The Free Press of Glencoe 1964.
8vo. (30)+319+(1)pp, photo ills throughout. Publisher’s printed wrappers. Roderick Gradidge’s copy.
First British edition of this early (first published 1947) exploration of the subject by the acclaimed architectural photographer and historian Wayne Andrews (1913-1987), who, among other achievements, was given the first chair of American art history at an American university. The text of the present work was based on Andrew’s precocious student thesis.