Editor's Choice

Editor's Choice

July 04, 2004|By Michael Pakenham

The Architecture of Baltimore: An Illustrated History. Edited by Mary Ellen Hayward and Frank R. Shivers Jr. Johns Hopkins University. 297 pages. $55.

With nearly 600 illustrations and substantial text contributions from eight distinguished historians and critics, this is the definitive inventory and guide to the architectural history of one of the premiere old cities of the United States. Some 10 years of research has brought the sweep of the book's survey from the Georgian mid-1700s up today - the reconstruction of the Hippodrome and brand new Brown Center at the Maryland Institute College of Art. Any long-established Baltimorean should treasure this volume for its celebration of tradition and innovation. Newly arrived Baltimoreans could find no finer guide to what the place looks like, and how it came to be this way - and why.

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