Henry Austin, in Every Variety of Architectural Style

Henry Austin, in Every Variety of Architectural Style

Book - 2008
Rate this:
Upney Edition
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.

University Press of New England
A colorful introduction to one of New England's most productive and imaginative architects
Each week when Bill Mares' voice comes over the airwaves of Vermont Public Radio, his listeners don't know what he's going to talk about, but they do know they're in for a treat. Mare's interests are as varied and eclectic as his fans. He shares his thoughts and experiences on topics ranging from beekeeping to marathon running to international politics, all within the parameters of the broadcasting time limited minutes of 3:14 and Out. With passion, humor, and a wry self-awareness, he describes a presidential fishing trip, ponders the meaning of friendship in a digital age, and recounts what it's like to travel to a different country and subsequently see our society through a different lens.

3:14 and Out is appealing for both its light touch and its deeper thoughtfulness. Mares is a proud citizen of Vermont, our country, and of the world, and his passion for art, music, agriculture, athleticism, and the human condition are prevalent throughout this entertaining and thought-provoking collection.

Publisher: Middletown, Conn. : Wesleyan University Press, [2008]
Copyright Date: ©2008
ISBN: 9780819568960
Branch Call Number: 720.92 AUSTI OGORM
Characteristics: xvii, 228 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm
Additional Contributors: Robinson, Cervin


From the critics

Community Activity


Add a Comment

There are no comments for this title yet.


Add Age Suitability

There are no ages for this title yet.


Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.


Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.


Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Explore Further

Browse by Call Number


Subject Headings


Find it at GL

To Top