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Lost Auburn: A Village Remembered in Period Photographs

by Ralph Draughon NewSouth Classics (June 01, 2012)

Lost Auburn: A Village Remembered in Period Photographs offers a dynamic record of the buildings that once stood in Auburn, Alabama, which have fallen to natural disaster, war, poverty, and neglect, and to what...


QUEBEC, Birthplace of New France

by David Mendel & Luc-Antoine Couturier Éditions Sylvain Harvey (April 03, 2012)

Quebec, founded by Samuel de Champlain in 1608, became the capital of New France in 1663. This fortress city and inland seaport served as a crucial control point, linking the Atlantic World with the vast network...


How Architecture Works

by Witold Rybczynski Farrar, Straus and Giroux (October 07, 2013)

An essential toolkit for understanding architecture as both art form and the setting for our everyday lives

We spend most of our days and nights in buildings, living and working and sometimes playing. Buildings...


Morris Graves: His Houses, His Gardens

by Richard Svare Process (October 07, 2013)

A delightful look at the unique residences bulity by the famed co-founder of the Northwest School of Art


Politics in Color and Concrete: Socialist Materialities and the Middle Class in Hungary

by Krisztina Fehérváry Indiana University Press (September 16, 2013)

Material culture in Eastern Europe under state socialism is remembered as uniformly gray, shabby, and monotonous-the worst of postwar modernist architecture and design. Politics in Color and Concrete revisits...


Disney's Land

by Richard Snow Scribner (December 03, 2019)

A propulsive history chronicling the conception and creation of Disneyland, the masterpiece California theme park, as told like never before by popular historian Richard Snow.

One day in the early 1950s, Walt...


Disney's Land

by Richard Snow & Jacques Roy Simon & Schuster Audio (December 03, 2019)

A propulsive history chronicling the conception and creation of Disneyland, the masterpiece California theme park, as told like never before by popular historian Richard Snow.

One day in the early 1950s, Walt...


Lighthouses

by Victoria Charles Parkstone International (December 30, 2015)

The lighthouse, an indefatigable watchman, ceaselessly guides boats to their ports.This beacon of maritime signalisation has guided sailors since antiquity.The first known lighthouse appeared on the island of...


Factories

by Victoria Charles Parkstone International (December 30, 2015)

Born in the Industrial Revolution, the factory has long been considered like a monster of iron, subjugating the individual to the collective in an act of mass dehumanisation.Turning away from the pure functionality...


City Lights

by Victoria Charles Parkstone International (December 30, 2015)

A symbol of massive crowds and solitary desires, the city holds promise for all those that pass through it. Its meandering streets, unexplored neighbourhoods and incessant noise create a landscape that captivates...


Bridges

by Victoria Charles Parkstone International (December 30, 2015)

A bridge is a link between two worlds, a point of tension between two separate and often disparate locations. Free, belonging neither to one region or another, the bridge imposes upon the landscape and defies...


Disney's Land

by Richard Snow Scribner (December 03, 2019)

A propulsive history chronicling the conception and creation of Disneyland, the masterpiece California theme park, as told like never before by popular historian Richard Snow.

One day in the early 1950s, Walt...


San Francisco Chinatown: A Guide to Its History and Architecture

by Philip P. Choy City Lights Publishers (August 14, 2012)

San Francisco Chinatown is the first history of and guide to SF Chinatown written by someone born and raised there.


When Ivory Towers Were Black

by Sharon Egretta Sutton & James Stewart Polshek Empire State Editions (March 01, 2017)

When Ivory Towers Were Black lies at the potent intersection of race, urban development, and higher education. It tells the story of how an unparalleled cohort of ethnic minority students earned degrees from...


Responding to Loss: Heideggerian Reflections on Literature, Architecture, and Film

by Robert Mugerauer Fordham University Press (October 15, 2014)

Responding to Loss: Heideggerian Reflections on Literature, Architecture, and Film provides detailed explications of The Crossing by Cormack McCarthy, the Jewish Museum Berlin by Daniel Libeskind, and Wim Wenders'...


Japanese Modern Architecture 1920-2015: Developments and Dialogues

by Ari Seligmann Crowood (November 30, 2016)

Japanese Modern Architecture 1920-2015 uses a series of thematic lenses to explain the rich history of Japanese architectural developments from the 1920s foundation of modern architecture to contemporary permutations...


Bootstrap New Urbanism

by Joseph A. Rodriguez Lexington Books (August 26, 2014)

Joseph A. Rodriguez critically examines the urban design and revitalization initiatives undertaken by both the government and the people of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. In the 1990s, New Urbanists followed a city tradition...


Backspring

by Judith McCormack Biblioasis (May 26, 2015)

Praise for Judith McCormack and Backspring

Nominated for the 2016 Amazon.ca First Novel Award

“A well-written and smart novel that unfolds many moments of profound and subtle beauty. McCormack’s treatment of...


Open Enclosed: Donald Judd

by Gillermo Actar (October 01, 2016)

Taking "Specific Objects," the seminal text written by Judd in the mid-sixties, as the central theme, the author analyzes the artist's main concepts and his whole career from a new perspective: "what one seeks...


Mysteries of the Mall

by Witold Rybczynski Farrar, Straus and Giroux (September 07, 2015)

A deep exploration of modern life that examines our cities, public places, and homes

Following How Architecture Works, Witold Rybczynski casts a seasoned critical eye over the modern scene with Mysteries of the...