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An Architectural Guidebook to Portland

King, Bart (Book - 2007 )
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An Architectural Guidebook to Portland
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Portland strikes a unique balance between the rich architectural traditions of the past and the cutting-edge creative developments of modern architecture. Within a small downtown area can be found 19th-century cast-iron-front buildings, skyscrapers, old brick warehouses, a landmark 1890 train station, historic bridges, and a distinguished assortment of museum, government, and retail buildings. Its civic planning, historic preservation, and overall attractiveness make Portland a place that natives revel in and visitors admire. Written for both layperson and professional, An Architectural Guidebook to Portland is filled with history and photos that demonstrate why this city is one of the most admired in the nation. The Guidebook's first edition was praised for its readability and usefulness as a reference book. It has now been revised and updated to reflect Portland's explosive growth in the 21st century. New features include an added focus on the development of "green buildings" and sustainable design in Portland, a chapter on downtown bridges, expanded coverage of the city's vibrant neighborhoods, and a glossary of architectural terms. With over 250 entries that tell the stories behind Portland's celebrated cityscape, this comprehensive guide is an indispensable resource for visitors and Portlanders alike.
Authors: King, Bart, 1962-
Title: An architectural guidebook to Portland
Publisher: Corvallis : Oregon State University Press, c2007
Edition: 2nd ed., Revised and updated
Characteristics: viii, 320 p. :,ill., maps ;,23 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Bart King
Contents: Downtown
Cultural district
Government center
Yamhill
Old town-Chinatown
The pearl
Northwest
Southwest
Southeast
Northeast
Downtown bridges
Glossary
Bibliography
Index
Alternate Title: Portland
ISBN: 0870711911
9780870711916
Branch Call Number: 720.9795 K52a 2007
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (p. 300-308) and index
Subject Headings: Portland (Or.) Guidebooks Portland (Or.) Buildings, structures, etc. Guidebooks Architecture Oregon Portland Guidebooks
Topical Term: Authors, American
Architecture
LCCN: 2007009934
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Portland may be a young city, but the architecture is pretty amazing.

Portland strikes a unique balance between the rich architectural traditions of the past and the cutting-edge creative developments of modern architecture. Within a small downtown area can be found 19th-century cast-iron-front buildings, skyscrapers, old brick warehouses, a landmark 1890 train sta... Read More »


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