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Author Belfoure, Charles, 1954-

Title Monuments to money : the architecture of American banks / Charles Belfoure
Published Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., 2005


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Description ix, 348 pages : illustrations ; 27 cm
Contents 1. The early republic : neo-classicism and the federal style -- 2. The Jacksonian age : the Greek revival -- 3. The gilded age : Victorian eclecticism -- 4. The turn of the century : the classical revival -- 5. The early moderns : Sullivan and the prairie school -- 6. The Great Depression : modern classicism -- 7. Potwar prosperity : modernism -- 8. The twenty-first century : financial department stores -- 9. New uses for banks
Summary "With more than 200 photographs and illustrations, this work studies the evolution of American bank architecture from 1781 (when America's first bank was founded) to new banks of the present day. It explores how and why the classically inspired structures built in late 18th century America, embodying strength and trust, evolved into the essentially anonymous bank buildings of today."--BOOK JACKET
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Bank buildings -- United States.
LC no. 2005016984
ISBN 078642060X illustrated case binding alkaline paper