New York: Oxford University Press, 1955. First edition. Boards. Octavo, pp. 633, indexed, illustrated with 104 half tones and 42 line cuts. Very Good in Chipped/Torn (Price-Clipped) DJ. Item #9501
This is the first full-length biography of America's first professional architect and a valuable contribution to American cultural history. Making full use of the voluminous Latrobe papers - letter books, journals, sketchbooks, and drawings - the author has produced a living and vivid record of a fascinating character. Latrobe was not only a brilliant architect and the designer of many of the most distinguished buildings in the United States, but also an artist and engineer, a man with a creative imagination far ahead of his time.