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Enclaves of America:
The Rhetoric of American Political Architecture Abroad, 1900-1965
Ron Theodore Robin

Paperback | 2014 | $30.95 | £25.95 | ISBN: 9780691601748
Hardcover | 2016 | $77.50 | £64.95 | ISBN: 9780691631387
224 pp. | 6 x 9 | 43 halftones
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Whether determining the style of its embassies or the design of overseas cemeteries for Americans killed in battle, the U.S. government in its rise to global leadership greatly valued architectural symbols as a way of conveying its power abroad. In order to explain the political significance of American monuments on foreign soil, this illustrated book explores the efforts made by the United States from 1900 to 1965 to enhance its image as a military and economic force with displays of artistic achievement.

Originally published in 1992.

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"Robin's readings of American cemeteries and embassies are ingenious and terrifically insightful. [He] pushes us to reconsider the cultural formulations of American diplomacy."--Robert W. Rydell, Diplomatic History

"Robin skillfully ... demonstrate[s] how the architectural symbolism of buildings and cemeteries reflected uncertain and often incoherent political and economic aims, and ... eloquently testifies to the often unacknowledged contradictions of [our] democratic image."--Diane Ghirardo, American Historical Review

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"In my readings on foreign relations, I have never encountered anything as filled with fascinating new data and insights as this. It is truly a tour de force, a brilliant new interpretation of America's ascent to international power status."--Akira Iriye, Harvard University

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