Henry Austin :in every variety of architectural style /James F. O'Gorman ; special photography by Cervin Robinson ; research assistance by Stephen Parnes.

Collection Type

  • Books and periodicals

GUSN

GUSN-242441

Description

xvii, 228 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 26 cm., Henry Austin's (1804-1891) works receive consideration in books on nineteenth-century architecture, yet no book has focused scholarly attention on his primary achievements in New Haven, Connecticut, in Portland, Maine, and elsewhere. Austin was most active during the antebellum era, designing exotic buildings that have captured the imaginations of many for decades. James F. O'Gorman deftly documents Austin's work during the 1840s and '50s, the time when Austin was most productive and creative, and for which a wealth of material exists. The book is organized according to various building types: domestic, ecclesiastic, public, and commercial. O'Gorman helps to clarify what buildings should be attributed to the architect and comments on the various styles that went into his eclectic designs. Henry Austin is lavishly illustrated with 132 illustrations, including 32 in full color. Three extensive appendices provide valuable information on Austin's books, drawings, and his office.

Details

Descriptive Terms

Criticism and interpretation.
Architecture History.

Originator

O'Gorman, James F.
Robinson, Cervin.

Contents

A career begins -- Domestic architecture of the 1840s and 1850s -- Ecclesiastical architecture of the 1840s and 1850s -- Public and commercial buildings of the 1840s and 1850s -- Some later buildings -- Austin's books -- The Austin drawing collection at Yale University -- Austin and his office.

Publication

Middletown, Conn. : Wesleyan University Press

Publisher Series

Garnet books
Garnet books.

Description

xvii, 228 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 26 cm.
Henry Austin's (1804-1891) works receive consideration in books on nineteenth-century architecture, yet no book has focused scholarly attention on his primary achievements in New Haven, Connecticut, in Portland, Maine, and elsewhere. Austin was most active during the antebellum era, designing exotic buildings that have captured the imaginations of many for decades. James F. O'Gorman deftly documents Austin's work during the 1840s and '50s, the time when Austin was most productive and creative, and for which a wealth of material exists. The book is organized according to various building types: domestic, ecclesiastic, public, and commercial. O'Gorman helps to clarify what buildings should be attributed to the architect and comments on the various styles that went into his eclectic designs. Henry Austin is lavishly illustrated with 132 illustrations, including 32 in full color. Three extensive appendices provide valuable information on Austin's books, drawings, and his office.

Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. [203]-222) and index.
Historic New England Book Prize, 2009.

ISBN

9780819568960 (cloth : alk. paper)
0819568961 (cloth : alk. paper)

Call Number

Stacks NA737.A88 O38 2008 c. 1
Hav. Archives NA737.A88 O38 2008 c. 2

Other People and Orgs

Austin, Henry, 1804-1891

Places

New England