New York: Oxford University Press, 1994. First edition. Cloth over Boards. Small quarto, pp. 372, indexed, illustrated with b/w photographs. Very good in Very good dust jacket. Item #19723
This book relates the fascinating life and career of Robert Mills (1781-1855), the first native-born and American-trained architect. Although he designed the Washington National Monument, an enduring symbol of the United States, few know his name or contribution to American and architectural history. His career also provides an account of the beginnings of an independent American architecture and of the sociopolitical and cultural development of the republic before the Civil War. From the library of author Daniel D. Reiff.