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The Resource Building Victorian Boston : the architecture of Gridley J.F. Bryant, Roger G. Reed

Building Victorian Boston : the architecture of Gridley J.F. Bryant, Roger G. Reed

Label
Building Victorian Boston : the architecture of Gridley J.F. Bryant
Title
Building Victorian Boston
Title remainder
the architecture of Gridley J.F. Bryant
Statement of responsibility
Roger G. Reed
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Much of Boston's rich heritage of Victorian buildings dates from the mid-nineteenth century when Gridley James Fox Bryant (1816-1899) dominated the profession of architecture in the city. At that time, Boston was undergoing a transformation from a quaint post-colonial town to a rapidly expanding Victorian metropolis. Bryant led this transformation, providing an important link between the earlier architecture of Charles Bulfinch and Alexander Parris and the later work of such practitioners as H.H. Richardson and Peabody & Stearns." "In Building Victorian Boston, Roger Reed focuses on representative projects by Bryant, presenting them in a chronological narrative that both illuminates the trajectory of his career and creates a portrait of the profession of architecture during a defining period of New England history. Bryant designed more major buildings in Boston from 1840 to 1880 than any other architect. He also undertook commissions throughout New England, especially in towns linked to Boston by newly constructed railroad lines. In many ways, his practice presaged aspects of modern architectural firms. His ability to work with a variety of designers, his expertise in construction management, and his exceptional talent for self-promotion all contributed to his success. Although by the time of his death his work was no longer fashionable, newspaper accounts noted the passing of the "Famed Bostonian" and "Great Builder" whose career had had such a dramatic impact on the face of the city." "For this volume, Reed has tracked down hundreds of Bryant's drawings as well as specifications, letters, newspaper articles, published renderings, and historical photographs. These materials are amply represented in this book, the definitive study of a quintessential Victorian architect."--Jacket
Action
digitized
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
OCLCE
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1950-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Reed, Roger G.
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Language note
English
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1816-1899
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Bryant, Gridley James Fox
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Bryant, Gridley James Fox
  • Bryant, Gridley James Fox
  • Bryant, Gridley James Fox
  • Architects
  • Public architecture
  • Public architecture
  • ARCHITECTURE
  • Architects
  • Public architecture
  • Massachusetts
  • Massachusetts
  • New England
Label
Building Victorian Boston : the architecture of Gridley J.F. Bryant, Roger G. Reed
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 217-220) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Granite bred in the bone -- Mastering his profession -- Architecture and reform -- Transforming Boston -- From down East to San Francisco Bay -- Bryant and Gilman -- Bryant and Rogers -- An architect of the nineteenth century
Control code
ocn645893365
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 224 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781613761540
Level of compression
  • lossless
  • lossy
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt5n1wh5
Reformatting quality
  • preservation
  • access
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)645893365
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
Building Victorian Boston : the architecture of Gridley J.F. Bryant, Roger G. Reed
Publication
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 217-220) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Granite bred in the bone -- Mastering his profession -- Architecture and reform -- Transforming Boston -- From down East to San Francisco Bay -- Bryant and Gilman -- Bryant and Rogers -- An architect of the nineteenth century
Control code
ocn645893365
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 224 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781613761540
Level of compression
  • lossless
  • lossy
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt5n1wh5
Reformatting quality
  • preservation
  • access
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)645893365
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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