African American Architects: A Biographical Dictionary, 1865-19

African American Architects: A Biographical Dictionary, 1865-19

Dreck Spurlock Wilson


because the finish of the Civil struggle, African-American architects were answerable for growing homes, colleges, examine institutes, and different major constructions during the usa. The Widener Library at Harvard collage, the 16th road Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama, and Tuskegee Institute's Butler Chapel are only a couple of examples of well known structures designed via African americans. yet even supposing the various constructions they helped create continue to exist to at the present time, each one of these architects stay almost unknown.This specific reference resource brings the lives and paintings of those pioneers to mild for the 1st time. Written via over a hundred specialists, starting from archivists to architectural historians, this publication chronicles African-American architects from the period of Emancipation to the tip of global battle II, filling a key hole in latest scholarship. The variety of architects and the scope in their accomplishments will shock and fascinate readers. a few one hundred sixty illustrated A-Z entries comprise biographical essays in addition to statement at the paintings of every architect, delivering a wealth of data approximately their lives, their constructions, and the hindrances many needed to conquer. Articles supply perception at the background of architectural schooling at commonly black faculties and universities, akin to Tuskegee Institute, Howard collage, Hampton Institute, Florida A&M, and Prairie View A&M. The e-book encompasses a priceless introductory evaluate of African americans in household structure, and an appendix containing an inventory of constructions through geographical place and architect makes for a convenient reference tool

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