North Carolina Architecture

Portable Edition

By Catherine W. Bishir

Photography by Tim Buchman

North Carolina Architecture

680 pp., 6.125 x 9.25, 492 halftones, 1 map, notes, bibl., index

  • Paperback ISBN: 978-0-8078-5624-6
    Published: October 2005

Richard Hampton Jenrette Series in Architecture and the Decorative Arts

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This award-winning, lavishly illustrated history displays the wide range of North Carolina's architectural heritage, from colonial times to the beginning of World War II. North Carolina Architecture addresses the state's grand public and private buildings that have become familiar landmarks, but it also focuses on the quieter beauty of more common structures: farmhouses, barns, urban dwellings, log houses, mills, factories, and churches. These buildings, like the people who created them and who have used them, are central to the character of North Carolina.

Now in a convenient new format, this portable edition of North Carolina Architecture retains all of the text of the original edition as well as hundreds of halftones by master photographer Tim Buchman. Catherine Bishir's narrative analyzes construction and design techniques and locates the structures in their cultural, political, and historical contexts. This extraordinary history of North Carolina's built world presents a unique and valuable portrait of the state.

Published for the Historic Preservation Foundation of North Carolina, Inc., by the University of North Carolina Press

About the Author

Catherine W. Bishir is senior architectural historian at the Historic Preservation Foundation of North Carolina. From 1971 to 2001 she served in various capacities in the Survey and Planning Branch of the State Historic Preservation Office. She is coauthor of the three regional volumes of A Guide to the Historic Architecture of North Carolina. Tim Buchman is an architectural and fine arts photographer living in Charlotte, North Carolina.
For more information about Catherine W. Bishir, visit the Author Page.

Reviews

"This extraordinary history of North Carolina's built world presents a unique and valuable portrait of the state."--Salisbury Post

"Bishir's narrative remains as insightful as when it first appeared more than fifteen years ago, and Buchman's photographs are nearly as striking in the smaller format as they are in the original edition. . . . The portable edition of North Carolina Architecture deserves to be read by the broad audiences for which it is intended. Every state should be so fortunate as to have an informative and engaging overview of its architectural history."--Public Historian