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Howard, Hugh 1952-

Overview
Works: 30 works in 104 publications in 1 language and 9,699 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Local history  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Portraits  Pictorial works  Rules  Designs and plans  Handbooks and manuals  Case studies 
Roles: Author
Classifications: TH4816, 643.7
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Hugh Howard
Bob Vila's complete guide to remodeling your home : everything you need to know about home renovation from the #1 home improvement expert by Bob Vila( Book )

4 editions published between 1999 and 2002 in English and held by 1,165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The instructions in this book are not necessarily for someone doing the remodeling but rather for someone planning the remodeling who will then pay others to do the actual work. "Bob Vila will help you determine remodeling viability, estimate costs, and choose methods that work best for you."--Jacket
Mr. and Mrs. Madison's war : America's first couple and the second war of independence by Hugh Howard( Book )

6 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 770 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The War of 1812 remains the least understood of America's wars. To some it was a conflict that resolved nothing, but to others, it was our second war of independence, settling once and for all that America would never again submit to Britain. At its center was James Madison--our most meditative of presidents, yet the first one to declare war. And at his side was the extraordinary Dolley, who defined the role of First Lady, and who would prove perhaps her husband's most indispensable ally. Here, drawing on countless primary sources, acclaimed historian Hugh Howard presents an account of the conflict as James and Dolley Madison experienced it, and rediscovers a conflict fought on land and sea--from the shores of the Potomac to the Great Lakes--that proved to be a critical turning point in American history.--From publisher description
Thomas Jefferson, architect : the built legacy of our third president by Hugh Howard( Book )

6 editions published between 2003 and 2015 in English and held by 713 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thomas Jefferson, the third president of the United States, was also its first great architect. The Jeffersonian Classical style has been so influential that, along with Frank Lloyd Wright and Philip Johnson, Jefferson is one of the three most recognized architects in American history. Although never formally trained as an architect, Jefferson intensively studied the architecture of Paris when he resided there as minister to France and read extensively on classical architecture, particularly Palladio's Four Books on Architecture, all of which gave him a firm footing in the classical tradition. Monticello, his own home, was constantly redesigned by Jefferson during his life time, and he referred to it as his essay in architecture. The University of Virginia, which he founded and conceived the architecture for, is perhaps the greatest campus of any American university and certainly one of this country's greatest public spaces anywhere. Both of these are well served by the beautiful panoramic photographs in this volume, which show them in the landscape they are situated in, an integral part of Jefferson's design. Less well known, but included here, is the balance of Jefferson's work as an architect: the Virginia State Capitol and over a dozen private homes which still stand today. Illustrated with splendid color photography by the same author-photographer team that created Rizzoli's Wright for Wright, this is the first volume to combine all the extant work of Jefferson
How old is this house? : a skeleton key to dating, identifying, and understanding three centuries of the American house by Hugh Howard( Book )

7 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 645 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Houses of the founding fathers by Hugh Howard( Book )

2 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in English and held by 633 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book takes us on an eye-opening tour of 40 stately 18th-century houses. We see the mansions of such legendary figures as Jefferson, Washington, Adams, and Hamilton, along with the homes of many other signers of the Declaration of Independence or Constitution. With stops in each of the 13 colonies, the grand story of the Revolution emerges from individual domestic perspectives. These pages are peopled with the wives, children, servants, and slaves of the Founding Fathers. Homes overlooking the sea, in busy towns, or atop mountains reveal these patriots' tastes in architecture, furniture, and horticulture. The text is chock-full of fascinating historical details, from what George Washington ate for dinner to how Alexander Hamilton shopped for a bride. The result is a penetrating look at the private lives of the men whose ideas ignited an insurrection against England-and who helped create the modern world
The painter's chair : George Washington and the making of American art by Hugh Howard( Book )

7 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 613 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the Publisher: An eloquent new look at the beginnings of the American republic-through the portraits of its first icon, George Washington, and the painters who defined him. "I am so hackneyed to the touches of the painter's pencil, that I am now altogether at their beck-no dray moves more readily to the Thill, than I do to the Painters Chair."-George Washington, May 16, 1785. When George Washington was born, the New World had virtually no artists. Over the course of his life and career, a cultural transformation would occur. Virtually everyone regarded Washington as America's indispensable man, and the early painters and sculptors were no exception. Hugh Howard brings to life the founding fathers of American painting, and the elusive Washington himself, through the history of their portraits. We meet Charles Willson Peale, the comrade-in-arms; John Trumbull, the aristocrat; Benjamin West, the mentor; and Gilbert Stuart, the brilliant wastrel and most gifted painter of his day. Howard's narrative traces Washington's interaction with these and other artists, while offering a fresh and intimate portrait of the first president. The Painter's Chair is an engaging narrative of how America's first painters toiled to create an art worthy of the new republic, and of the hero whom they turned into an icon
Architecture's odd couple : Frank Lloyd Wright and Philip Johnson by Hugh Howard( Book )

7 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 572 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In architectural terms, the twentieth century can be largely summed up with two names: Frank Lloyd Wright and Philip Johnson. Wright (1867-1959) began it with his romantic prairie style; Johnson (1906-2005) brought down the curtain with his spare postmodernist experiments. Between them, they built some of the most admired and discussed buildings in American history. Differing radically in their views on architecture, Wright and Johnson shared a restless creativity, enormous charisma, and an outspokenness that made each man irresistible to the media. Often publicly at odds, they were the twentieth century's flint and steel; their repeated encounters consistently set off sparks. Yet as acclaimed historian Hugh Howard shows, their rivalry was also a fruitful artistic conversation, one that yielded new directions for both men. It was not despite but rather because of their contentious--and not always admiring--relationship that they were able so powerfully to influence history. In Architecture's Odd Couple, Howard deftly traces the historical threads connecting the two men and offers readers a distinct perspective on the era they so enlivened with their designs. Featuring many of the structures that defined modern space--from Fallingwater to the Guggenheim, from the Glass House to the Seagram Building--this book presents an arresting portrait of modern architecture's odd couple and how they shaped the American landscape by shaping each other"--
Dr. Kimball and Mr. Jefferson : a journey into America's architectural past by Hugh Howard( Book )

3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 536 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Includes information on Charles Bulfinch, classicism, Charles Louis Clerisseau, Elenora Coolidge, Maria Hadfield Cosway, Derby Mansion, Federal Hall (New York), Benjamin Henry Latrobe, Pierre Charles L'Enfant, Monticello, Andrea Palladio, Charles Willson Peale, Anna Maria Brodeau Thornton, U.S. Capitol, Virginia State Capitol, University of Virginia, George Washington, etc
The home inspection handbook by Hugh Howard( Book )

2 editions published between 1987 and 2009 in English and held by 418 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Baseball by the rules : an anecdotal guide to America's oldest and most complex sport by Glen Waggoner( Book )

2 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 408 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explains the Official Baseball Rules (1986 edition) with stories and pictures to show how they apply to actual situations
The preservationist's progress : architectural adventures in conserving yesterday's houses by Hugh Howard( Book )

4 editions published between 1988 and 1991 in English and held by 392 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Houses of the presidents : childhood homes, family dwellings, private escapes, and grand estates by Hugh Howard( Book )

3 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 372 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A tour of the houses and lives of America's presidents interweaves personal, presidential, and architectural histories to offer insight into the way chief executives have lived, providing photography of dwelling interiors and exteriors
Writers of the American South : their literary landscapes by Hugh Howard( Book )

8 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in English and held by 347 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two hundred full-color and black-and-white photographs, accompanied by detailed descriptions, biographical profiles, and critical analyses of their literary influence, journey inside the homes of twenty-two of the South's most important literary figures, including Flannery O'Connor, Thomas Wolfe, William Faulkner, Eudora Welty, Pat Conroy, and othe
Wright for Wright by Hugh Howard( Book )

9 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in English and held by 337 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The buildings of Frank Lloyd Wright exercise a kind of architectural magic on the people who visit them, inspiring a sense of wonder at their visual elements, dramatic energy, and ingenious compositional features. These qualities are no more evident than in the buildings that Wright designed for himself and his family. Wright for Wright is the first book to focus exclusively on these seven houses and ten other structures. Free from the constraints of the client-architect relationship, the buildings present Wright at his unfettered best. Photographed for the first time in exquisite, full-color panoramic views by longtime Wright photographer Roger Straus, these images capture the buildings as part of the landscape--the way Wright envisioned them. As well, Hugh Howard's insightful text reveals an intimate understanding of the great architect's art and philosophy. Wright built three residences for himself: the home and studio in suburban Oak Park, Illinois; Taliesin on family land in Spring Green, Wisconsin; and Taliesin West in the desert town of Scottsdale, Arizona. Treated as three distinct stages in a time-line of the architect's long and varied career, these houses constitute a kind of architectural biography, incorporating the threads of Wright's life and thinking. Wright for Wright details these houses and the ones that Wright designed for his sons David Wright and Robert Llewellyn Wright, as well as the house he built for his cousin Richard Lloyd Jones. Unity Chapel, for the Lloyd Joneses; the Hillside Home School and Romeo and Juliet Windmill, for his aunts Nell and Jane Lloyd Jones; and Tan-Y-Deri House, for his sister Jane Porter, are among the structures examined in the book. Midway Farm's various structures at Taliesin and the Music Pavilion at Taliesin West, which he built for himself, are also thoroughly described
Houses of Civil War America : the homes of Robert E. Lee, Frederick Douglass, Abraham Lincoln, Clara Barton, and others who shaped the era by Hugh Howard( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 299 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A revealing historical and photographic tour of the homes of influential Civil War figures, including Robert E. Lee, Abraham Lincoln, Frederick Douglass, Clara Barton, Stonewall Jackson, and others. Timed to coincide with the 150th anniversary of the Civil War and a fitting sequel to Houses of the Presidents, HOUSES OF CIVIL WAR AMERICA takes readers into the daily lives of the most important historical figures in the nation-defining conflict. From modest abolitionist homes to the plantations of the antebellum south. Howard and Straus bring the most intimate moments of the war to life. With insightful narrative and gorgeous photography, HOUSES OF CIVIL WAR AMERICA demonstrates--through these landmark homes--the nation we were and the nation we became
Colonial houses : the historic homes of Williamsburg by Hugh Howard( Book )

3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 242 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Natchez : the houses and history of the jewel of the Mississippi by Hugh Howard( Book )

4 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

I'm not doing it myself : the comprehensive guide to managing a home construction or renovation project by Hugh Howard( Book )

1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dr. Kimball and Mr. Jefferson : rediscovering the founding fathers of American architecture by Hugh Howard( Book )

5 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Includes information on Charles Bulfinch, classicism, Charles Louis Clerisseau, Elenora Coolidge, Maria Hadfield Cosway, Derby Mansion, Federal Hall (New York), Benjamin Henry Latrobe, Pierre Charles L'Enfant, Monticello, Andrea Palladio, Charles Willson Peale, Anna Maria Brodeau Thornton, U.S. Capitol, Virginia State Capitol, University of Virginia, George Washington, etc
Spitters, beanballs, and the incredible shrinking strike zone : the stories behind the rules of baseball by Glen Waggoner( Book )

4 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fascinating, informative, good old American fun - Spitters, Beanballs, and the Incredible Shrinking Strike Zone illuminates rule by rule the dry-as-toast Official Rules of Baseball with ancedotes of the sport's most legendary figures, outrageous ballpark antics, and more vital statistics than Albert Belle can shake a corked bat at. If you've ever wondered how Fred "Bonehead" Merkle got such an unflattering moniker or why Mark McGwire's official sixty-sixth homerun of his 1998 record-setting season was actually his sixty-seventh - this book will provide you with all the entertaining facts, history, and lore of our national pastime
 
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Alternative Names
Howard, Hugh George 1952-

Hugh Howard (historian) Amerikaans historicus

Hugh Howard historien américain

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English (92)

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Mr. and Mrs. Madison's war : America's first couple and the second war of independenceThomas Jefferson, architect : the built legacy of our third presidentHouses of the founding fathersThe painter's chair : George Washington and the making of American artDr. Kimball and Mr. Jefferson : a journey into America's architectural pastThe home inspection handbookWriters of the American South : their literary landscapesWright for Wright