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Capital Projects

Jean H. Baker

in Building America: The Life of Benjamin Henry Latrobe

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
December 2019
ISBN:
9780190696450
eISBN:
9780190051402
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190696450.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century, Cultural History

Chapter 3 covers Latrobe in early Washington, DC, his appointment as surveyor of public buildings, his relationship with Thomas Jefferson, and most importantly, his work on the US Capitol. Latrobe ... More


Breaking Points

Jean H. Baker

in Building America: The Life of Benjamin Henry Latrobe

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
December 2019
ISBN:
9780190696450
eISBN:
9780190051402
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190696450.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century, Cultural History

Chapter 5 covers Latrobe’s efforts to make money after he lost his job as surveyor of public buildings in Washington. In order to do so, he moved to Pittsburgh and, financed by Robert Fulton, he ... More


In Plain Sight: Slavery and the Architecture of Democracy

John Levi Barnard

in Empire of Ruin: Black Classicism and American Imperial Culture

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780190663599
eISBN:
9780190663629
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190663599.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, American, 18th Century and Early American Literature

This chapter elaborates three primary elements of “black classicism” that African American writers, editors, and activists would develop in relation to dominant modes of classicism and monumental ... More


Building America: The Life of Benjamin Henry Latrobe

Jean H. Baker

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
December 2019
ISBN:
9780190696450
eISBN:
9780190051402
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190696450.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century, Cultural History

Building America: The Life of Benjamin Henry Latrobe is a biography of America’s first professionally trained architect and engineer. Born in 1764, Latrobe was raised in Moravian communities in ... More


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