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Enclaves of America

Rhetoric of American Political Architecture Abroad, 1900-65

By (author) Ron Theodore Robin
Format: Hardback
Publisher: Princeton University Press, New Jersey, United States
Published: 22nd Jan 1993
Dimensions: w 161mm h 242mm
Weight: 542g
ISBN-10: 0691048053
ISBN-13: 9780691048055
Barcode No: 9780691048055
Synopsis
Whether determining the style of its embassies or the design of overseas cemeteries for Americans killed in battle, the U.S. government in its rise to global leadership greatly valued architectural symbols as a way of conveying its power abroad. In order to explain the political significance of American monuments on foreign soil, this illustrated book explores the efforts made by the United States from 1900 to 1965 to enhance its image as a military and economic force with displays of artistic achievement.Originally published in 1992.The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These paperback editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.

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"Robin skillfully ... demonstrate[s] how the architectural symbolism of buildings and cemeteries reflected uncertain and often incoherent political and economic aims, and ... eloquently testifies to the often unacknowledged contradictions of [our] democratic image."--Diane Ghirardo, "American Historical Review"