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Upton, Dell

Overview
Works: 58 works in 132 publications in 1 language and 6,742 library holdings
Genres: History  Church history  Exhibition catalogs  Biography 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Speaker, Author of introduction
Classifications: NA705, 720.973
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Dell Upton
Architecture in the United States by Dell Upton( Book )

15 editions published between 1997 and 2002 in English and held by 1,914 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Dell Upton's revolutionizing interpretation examines American architecture in relation to five themes: community, nature, technology, money, and art. In giving particular attention to indigenous, folk, ethnic, and popular architectures like Chaco Canyon, Brooklyn Bridge, and native American houses, in addition to the great monuments of traditional histories such as Jefferson's Monticello and Wright's Fallingwater, Architecture in the United States reveals the dazzling richness of America's human landscape."--Jacket
America's architectural roots : ethnic groups that built America by National Trust for Historic Preservation in the United States( Book )

14 editions published between 1986 and 1996 in English and held by 844 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Which ethnic groups introduced the log cabin? The front Porch? The sauna? Read about 22 different ethnic groups including Native Americans, African Americans, and Hawaiians who made significant contributions that still influence the face of America
Common places : readings in American vernacular architecture( Book )

7 editions published between 1985 and 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 702 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Holy things and profane : Anglican parish churches in colonial Virginia by Dell Upton( Book )

12 editions published between 1986 and 1997 in English and held by 553 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Holy Things and Profane is a study of architecture -- of the thirty-seven extant colonial Anglican churches of Virginia and of their vanished neighbors whose existence is recorded in contemporary records, particularly the forty-six vestry books and registers that have survived in whole or in part."--Preface
Another city : urban life and urban spaces in the new American republic by Dell Upton( Book )

6 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 475 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this unique exploration of the early history of urban architecture and design, leading architectural historian Dell Upton reveals the fascinating confluence of sociological, cultural, and psychological factors that shaped American cities in the antebellum years." "Through contemporary travel accounts, diaries, and correspondence, as well as maps, architectural drawings, paintings, and prints - many previously unpublished - Upton investigates not only how buildings were designed, streets were laid out, and urban space was put to use, but also why. He offers original insights into the way cities were imagined, and an extensive selection of illustrations re-creates the various features of the urban landscape in the nineteenth century."--Jacket
Madaline : love and survival in antebellum New Orleans by Madaline Selima Edwards( Book )

5 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 334 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On September 12, 1847, Madaline Edwards wrote in anger and despair to her married lover, a New Orleans businessman named Charles Bradbury: "I am nothing to you only an object of hate ... I would if I dared ask to see you one time more no matter where or how, but I know you will hate me even for the desire. Oh! God can you ever know my feelings." A final bitter exchange of letters followed, and then their four-year affair was over. Cut off from Bradbury's support and under to pressure to vacate the house he had provided for her, Edwards was alone and on her own. Estranged from most of her family and without prospects for employment or a respectable marriage, she was more than ever at odds with a society that placed a premium on women's domestic stability and dependence on men. All that is likely to be known about the affair is told in this selection of Edwards's private writings. Offering a rare glimpse into the life and mind of an ordinary woman on the fringes of her middle-class society, the writings reveal the emotional, material, and economic contours of the relationship and convey Edwards's gnawing ambivalence about the high personal cost of the choices she had made. Edwards eventually left New Orleans for California, where she died in 1854 and was buried in a pauper's grave. Charles Bradbury outlived her by a quarter-century. As Upton says in his preface, "In the face of the glib talk of 'resistance' and 'subversion' current in some types of social history scholarship, Edwards reminds us that it is a more common human experience simply to get by, hoping for small forward steps rather than enormous leaps and usually achieving neither." Her writings are a moving and eloquent testimony to one who fought to retain her dignity and sense of self in a world that had little place for a woman on her own
What can and can't be said : race, uplift, and monument building in the contemporary South by Dell Upton( Book )

8 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"An original study of monuments to the civil rights movement and African American history that have been erected in the U.S. South over the past three decades, this powerful work explores how commemorative structures have been used to assert the presence of black Americans in contemporary Southern society. The author cogently argues that these public memorials, ranging from the famous to the obscure, have emerged from, and speak directly to, the region's complex racial politics since monument builders have had to contend with widely varied interpretations of the African American past as well as a continuing presence of white supremacist attitudes and monuments."--Book jacket
Early vernacular architecture in Southeastern Virginia by Dell Upton( )

6 editions published between 1979 and 1985 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anderson Blacksmith Shop architectural report : block 10 building 22F lot 18 by Dell Upton( Book )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Home cultures( Book )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lancasterian schools, republican citizenship, and the spatial imagination in early nineteenth-century American by Dell Upton( )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

[Rezension von:] Smith, Peter: Houses of the Welsh countryside : a study in historical geography. - London : Her Majesty's Stationery Office, 1975 by Dell Upton( )

1 edition published in 1978 in Undetermined and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

[Rezension von:] Davis, Howard: The culture of building. - New York : Oxford University Press, 1999 by Dell Upton( )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Urban life and urban spaces in the new American republic by Dell Upton( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

[Rezension von:] Mercer, Eric: English vernacular houses : a study of traditional farmhouses and cottages. - London : HMSO, 1975 by Dell Upton( )

1 edition published in 1978 in Undetermined and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

[Rezension von:] Whitwell, W. L.; Winborne, Lee W.: The architectural heritage of the Roanoke Valley. - Univ. Press of Virginia, 1982 by Dell Upton( )

1 edition published in 1983 in Undetermined and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Early vernacular architecture in Southeastern Virginia by Dell Upton( )

2 editions published between 1979 and 1980 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Art and the empire city : New York, 1825-1861 by Catherine Hoover Voorsanger( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This volume is illustrated in color and black and white, providing reproductions of the more than three hundred works in the exhibition as well as comparative material. A checklist of works in the exhibition, a bibliography, and an index are included."--Jacket
Vernacular domestic architecture in eighteenth-century Virginia by Dell Upton( )

2 editions published between 1982 and 1986 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Challenges the old notion that vernacular buildings represent the reproduction of enduring architectural forms, by highlighting the uniqueness and uncommon features of standing eighteenth-century houses in Virginia
Arts of the Virginia Germans by Dell Upton( )

2 editions published between 1979 and 1997 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Shenandoah Valley of Virginia was first settled by Germans moving down from Pennsylvania in the early 1700s. Their memory is still attested by their gravestones and by distinctive domestic architecture
 
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Architecture in the United States
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America's architectural roots : ethnic groups that built AmericaCommon places : readings in American vernacular architectureHoly things and profane : Anglican parish churches in colonial VirginiaAnother city : urban life and urban spaces in the new American republicMadaline : love and survival in antebellum New OrleansHome culturesUrban life and urban spaces in the new American republicArt and the empire city : New York, 1825-1861