Building America: The Life of Benjamin Henry Latrobe by Jean Baker

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Jean Baker conveys the personality of this charming, driven, and often frustrated genius and the era in which he lived. Latrobe tried to establish architecture as a profession with high standards, established fees, and recognized procedures, though he was unable to collect fees and earn the living his work was worth. Like many of his peers, he speculated and found himself in bankruptcy several times.

Building America masterfully narrates the life and legacy of a key figure in creating an American aesthetic in the new United States.

  • Hardcover: 304 pages
  • ISBN-13: 978-0190696450
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