Architects and the design of ordinary single-family houses in the United States: the American Institute of Architects and the Architects' Small House Service Bureau

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Architects and the design of ordinary single-family houses in the United States: the American Institute of Architects and the Architects' Small House Service Bureau

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dc.contributor.advisor Schwarz, Benyamin en_US
dc.contributor.author Tucker, Lisa M. en_US
dc.coverage.spatial United States
dc.date.accessioned 2010-03-18T14:15:16Z
dc.date.available 2010-03-18T14:15:16Z
dc.date.issued 2008 en_US
dc.date.submitted 2008 Fall en_US
dc.identifier.other TuckerL-011310-D12027 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10355/6626
dc.description Title from PDF of title page (University of Missouri--Columbia, viewed on Feb 25, 2010). en_US
dc.description The entire thesis text is included in the research.pdf file; the official abstract appears in the short.pdf file; a non-technical public abstract appears in the public.pdf file. en_US
dc.description Dissertation advisor: Dr. Benyamin Schwarz. en_US
dc.description Vita. en_US
dc.description Includes bibliographical references. en_US
dc.description Ph. D. University of Missouri--Columbia 2008. en_US
dc.description Dissertations, Academic -- University of Missouri--Columbia -- Architectural studies. en_US
dc.description.abstract The development of the design process for ordinary single-family houses has followed a uniquely American pattern. As early as the beginning of the eighteenth century, pattern books appeared in the colonies and were used as sources for the latest design ideas. Local builders and carpenters adapted these patterns to new buildings, especially single-family houses. Alongside builders, some gentlemen fashioned themselves into amateur architects from reading the variety of architectural pattern books available in the colonies. The purpose of this study is to discover why architects in the United States are not involved in the design of ordinary single-family houses for the majority of people and how it got to be this way. Specifically, primary documents of the American Institute of Architects and the Architects Small House Service Bureau were used to identify the challenges architects faced in the early twentieth century with regard to single-family house design. en_US
dc.format.extent vii, 188 pages en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher University of Missouri--Columbia en_US
dc.relation.ispartof 2008 Freely available dissertations (MU) en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Architects' Small House Service Bureau en_US
dc.subject.lcsh American Institute of Architects en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Housing, Single family -- Design and construction -- History en_US
dc.title Architects and the design of ordinary single-family houses in the United States: the American Institute of Architects and the Architects' Small House Service Bureau en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
thesis.degree.discipline Architectural studies en_US
thesis.degree.grantor University of Missouri--Columbia en_US
thesis.degree.name Ph. D. en_US
thesis.degree.level Doctoral en_US
dc.identifier.oclc 540551332 en_US
dc.relation.ispartofcommunity University of Missouri-Columbia. Graduate School. Theses and Dissertations. Dissertations. 2008 Dissertations


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