By Vincent Scully

A vintage publication authored through the major architectural historian in the US, this absolutely illustrated heritage of yankee structure and town making plans relies on Vincent Scully's conviction that structure and town making plans are inseparably associated and needs to hence be handled jointly. He defines structure as a continuous discussion among generations which creates an atmosphere throughout time. This definitive survey extends past the towns themselves to the yankee scene as an entire, which has encouraged the average balanced, closed and ordered varieties, and specifically the probity, that he feels typifies American architecture.

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