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African American Architects: A Biographical Dictionary, by Dreck Spurlock Wilson

By Dreck Spurlock Wilson

African-American architects were designing and development homes and public constructions considering the fact that 1865. even though a lot of those constructions live to tell the tale this day, the architects themselves are nearly unknown. This specified reference paintings brings their lives and paintings to gentle for the 1st time. Written by way of a hundred specialists starting from architectural historians to archivists, this publication includes a hundred and sixty biographical, A-Z entries on African-American architects from the period of Emancipation to the top of global warfare II. Articles supply biographical evidence approximately every one architect, and remark on his or her paintings. useful and available, this reference is complemented through over two hundred pictures and contains an appendix containing an inventory of constructions by means of geographic situation and by way of architect.

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