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The Cultural Meanings of the Leave It to Beaver House

Archi.Pop : Mediating Architecture in Popular Culture

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Book chapter

...Few TV houses have shaped the popular imagination of American suburbia more than the rather unassuming Colonial Revival seen on Leave It to Beaver. While never enjoying exceptionally high ratings during its original run from 1957 through...

North America, 1830–1914

W. Barksdale Maynard

W. Barksdale Maynard is a lecturer in the Department of Art and Archaeology at Princeton University, New Jersey, USA, and author of six books on American history and architecture. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Sir Banister Fletcher’s Global History of Architecture Volume 2

© the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) and the University of London, 2019

Sir Banister Fletcher chapter

...The period saw phenomenal population growth and urbanization in the USA, with westwards expansion intensifying North/South sectional strains over slavery, leading to the 1860s Civil War. Railroads triggered an architectural revolution...