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Contents Preface and Acknowledgments Introduction. Reinterpreting Latrobe A Distinctive Education Successes and Failures in London A Fresh Start in America Chapter 1. Learning the Profession: Latrobe in the London Office of Samuel Pepys Cockerell The Influence of Sir Robert Taylor Cockerell and his Office Cockerell's Design Strategies Latrobe and Cockerell Chapter 2. Hammerwood and Ashdown: Latrobe's English Country Houses and the Architectural Avant Garde of the 1790s Hammerwood, Sussex: the rural retreat of an ambitious family Ashdown, Sussex: an exquisite villa for a country squire Latrobe's Contributions to the British country house Chapter 3. Latrobe's Design Theories and Architectural Practice in a New Country Design Theories Marketing Architectural Services Office Practices Relationships with Artisans and Craftspersons Contracts and Fees Design Drawings, Renderings, and Contract Documents Financial Management Chapter 4. Houses for a Landed Gentry: Virginia (1795-1798) British and European Reflections American Experiments Positing the Rational House Chapter 5. Houses for the Merchant Elite: Philadelphia (1798-1807) British and European Connections Maintained The Rational Country House The Mature Rational House with Scenery Chapter 6. Houses for the Young Republic: Washington, D.C. and Pittsburgh (1807-1815) The Rational House for Public Use The Pope Villa: Latrobe's consummate rational house, scenery house, and rotunda house The Van Ness Mansion: Latrobe's "best house" Chapter 7. Houses for an Expanding Democracy: Washington, D.C., Baltimore, and New Orleans (1815-1820) Casanave House: a cottage villa for a single woman Decatur House: a rational house with complications State Bank of Louisiana: a residence over a masonry-vaulted banking room Chapter 8. Perspectives on a Career Latrobe's Originality as a Domestic Planner Latrobe as Architect-Interior Designer Latrobe as Architect-Engineer Epilogue. A Preservation History of Latrobe's Houses and Note on the Vicissitudes of the Avant Garde Catalogue Notes Bibliographical Essay Index
Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:
Latrobe, Benjamin Henry, 1764-1820 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Architecture, Domestic -- United States.
Architecture, Domestic -- England.
Architecture -- United States -- 18th century.
Architecture -- United States -- 19th century.
Architecture -- England -- 18th century.