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Leading historian Dell Upton's Architecture in America reveals the dazzling richness of America's human landscape. It tells the complete story of American architecture, from pre-European conquest sites to the latest post-modern structures.  The text covers indigenous, folk, ethnic, and popular architectures like Chaco Canyon, the Brooklyn Bridge, and Native American houses while also exploring the great monuments of traditional histories like Thomas Jefferson's Monticello and Frank Lloyd Wright's Fallingwater. To make this text more useful for students, Upton outlines the modes of architectural knowledge--books, drawings, and models--that builders and scholars use to understand the built environment.