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Monuments to Money: The Architecture of American Banks

Monuments to Money: The Architecture of American Banks

  • Title: Monuments to Money: The Architecture of American Banks
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  • ISBN : 9780786420605
  • Format : Hardcover
  • Language : English
  • Page : 348 pages


To understand the evolution of bank design, it is also necessary to grasp the fundamentals of America s banking and financial history It goes hand in hand with the creation of bank architecture While the worldwide evolution of architectural styles played a major factor in the way banks look, developments in the financial history of the nation depressions, panics, gover To understand the evolution of bank design, it is also necessary to grasp the fundamentals of America s banking and financial history It goes hand in hand with the creation of bank architecture While the worldwide evolution of architectural styles played a major factor in the way banks look, developments in the financial history of the nation depressions, panics, government monetary and banking policy also played a critical role With 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 that were built in late eighteenth century American, embodying strength and trust, evolved into basically anonymous building types


Author Charles Belfoure

Charles Belfoure is the New York Times bestselling author of The Paris Architect and House of Thieves An architect by profession, he graduated from the Pratt Institute and Columbia University, and he taught at Pratt as well as Goucher College in Balti, Maryland His area of specialty is historic preservation, and he has published several architectural histories, one of which won a Graham Foun




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  • Excellent presentation of the evolution of bank design and aesthetics in U.S Belfoure places the buildings in context of local and national economic history Not an easy subject but he has consulted reliable primary sources and makes skillful use of them Good illustrations and graphic design A pleasu [..]

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