The American Architect

The American Architect was a periodical on architecture, published in the United States between 1876 and 1938. Initially christened as The American Architect and Building News, the magazine underwent its first name change in 1909, becoming The American Architect. Subsequently, it underwent a few more name alterations. In 1921, it absorbed the Architectural Review and carried both names. However, in 1925, the magazine reverted to its original name, The American Architect. Image:the-american-architect-sample-cover

The magazine was founded in 1876 and was originally published by Ticknor and Company Publishers, situated on Tremont Street in Boston, Massachusetts. Over its lifespan, it was later published by Swetland Publishing Company and Standard Publishing Company. The periodical was published annually, with its final issue, volume 152, released in 1938.

Throughout its publication, The American Architect merged with other periodicals. Around 1920, it merged with the Architectural Review. In August of 1929, the magazine was bought by International, a division of Hearst, and its title was changed to The American Architect. Later, it merged with Architecture and carried both titles. The magazine’s final merger occurred in 1938 when it was absorbed by Architectural Record.

The magazine was known to cover a range of topics within architecture, including building and construction, and it has been described as a historical journal. However, the specifics of the magazine’s content and its impact on the architectural world are more elusive due to limited online resources.

Unfortunately, I was unable to find specific information on the magazine's influence or legacy in the field of architecture. The exact nature of its content, beyond a general focus on building and construction, is also not clearly documented in the available online sources.

Moreover, it’s important to note that the magazine was published during a transformative period in American architectural history, from the late 19th century into the early 20th century. This was a time of rapid urbanization and industrialization, and the architecture of the period reflects these broader societal changes. Therefore, while the specific influence of The American Architect is not well-documented, it was undoubtedly a part of the larger discourse of architecture during this pivotal era.{{Categories}}

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