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Biography of a Tenement House in New York City

An Architectural History of 97 Orchard Street


Andrew S. Dolkart

"I trace my ancestry back to the Mayflower," writes Andrew S. Dolkart. "Not to the legendary ship that brought the Pilgrims to Plymouth, Massachusetts, in 1620, but to the more prosaic tenement on the southeast corner of East Broadway and Clinton Street named the Mayflower, where my father was born... More


Buildings of Wisconsin



Marsha Weisiger and contributors

From Milwaukee to Madison, Racine to Eau Claire, La Crosse to Sheboygan, and scores of places in between, tradition and progressivism have shaped Wisconsin's architectural landscape. This latest volume in the Society of Architectural Historians' Buildings of the United States series showcases... More


Boston Furniture, 1700-1900



Edited by Brock Jobe and Gerald W. R. Ward

New Perspectives on Boston Furniture gathers together nineteen essays first delivered at the Winterthur Museum’s 2013 Furniture Forum. It amply illustrates how research concerning one of America’s most productive centers of furniture-making has diversified in the forty years since the Colonial... More


Intelligent Infrastructure

Zip Cars, Invisible Networks, and Urban Transformation


T. F. Tierney, ed.

While many of its traditional elements, such as roads and utilities, do not change, urban infrastructure is undergoing a fascinating and necessary transformation in the wake of new information and communication technologies. This volume brings together many of the most important new voices in the... More


First in the Homes of His Countrymen

George Washington's Mount Vernon in the American Imagination


Lydia Mattice Brandt

Over the past two hundred years, Americans have reproduced George Washington’s Mount Vernon plantation house more often, and in a greater variety of media, than any of their country’s other historic buildings. In this highly original new book, Lydia Mattice Brandt chronicles America’s obsession... More


A Life in Jazz



Danny Barker

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Looking beyond the Icons

Midcentury Architecture, Landscape, and Urbanism


Richard Longstreth

Renowned for his extensive work in architectural history and historic preservation as an educator, scholar, activist, and public lecturer, Richard Longstreth is one of the most important architectural preservationists of the recent past. Looking beyond the Icons offers a generous and diverse... More


Dream House

An Intimate Portrait of the Philip Johnson Glass House


Adele Tutter

Famous for its transparency, the Philip Johnson Glass House--the icon of modernism that Vincent Scully called "the most conceptually important house of the century"--has nonetheless proven vexingly opaque to interpretation. Its architect, Philip Cortelyou Johnson, has been equally elusive, a... More


Buildings of Savannah



Robin B. Williams. With David Gobel, Patrick Haughey, Daves Rossell, and Karl Schuler

Winner of Best Guidebook Award 2018 from the Southeast Chapter of the Society of Architecural HistoriansWhile Savannah's famous urban plan is rightly renowned in many studies of urban history, what brings streams of tourists and architects to the city, and daily engages residents with its... More


Changing Views

Art, Contemplation, and Wellness


Edited by Lindsey Hepler

This companion volume to the OpenGrounds "Art, Contemplation, and Wellness" Forum presents dynamic and varied perspectives on the forum’s theme, featuring work from practitioners, scholars, and students. Emerging from a partnership between the University of Virginia, The Phillips Collection, and... More


Structural Intuitions

Seeing Shapes in Art and Science


Martin Kemp

"All great achievements of science must start from intuitive knowledge," wrote Albert Einstein. In Structural Intuitions, a fascinating exploration of the commonalities between two seemingly disparate realms, renowned art historian Martin Kemp applies Einstein's notion both to science and to art.... More


Architecture in Play

Intimations of Modernism in Architectural Toys


Tamar Zinguer

Created for children but designed by adults with considerable ingenuity, architectural toys have long offered a window on a much larger world. In Architecture in Play, Tamar Zinguer explores the nearly two-hundred-year period over which such playthings have reflected changing attitudes toward form... More


Analogy and Design



Andrea Ponsi. Translated by Antony Shugaar

Analogical thought is fundamental to creativity. The use of analogy can help to solve problems, make connections between disciplines, and use those relations to form original solutions.In Analogy and Design, Andrea Ponsi considers the role of analogical thought in architectural design. Almost all... More


Detached America

Building Houses in Postwar Suburbia


James A. Jacobs

During the quarter century between 1945 and 1970, Americans crafted a new manner of living that shaped and reshaped how residential builders designed and marketed millions of detached single-family suburban houses. The modest two- and three-bedroom houses built immediately following the war gave... More


Living Diversity

The Columbia Pike Documentary Project


Lloyd Wolf, Duy Tran, Paula Endo, Xang Mimi Ho, and Aleksandra Lagkueva

Living Diversity collects work by the Columbia Pike Documentary Project, a team of photographers and interviewers who have captured the evolving life of the people and places that make up this historic corridor in Arlington, Virginia, immediately adjacent to the nation’s capital.Five gifted... More


The Katrina Decade

Images of an Altered City


David G. Spielman

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Buildings of North Dakota



Steve C. Martens and Ronald H. L. M. Ramsay

For many people outside the state, North Dakota conjures visions of a remote, sparse, and seemingly inhospitable landscape, replete with ghost towns, scattered farmsteads, and settings reminiscent of the movie Fargo. Yet beyond this facile image lies a spectacular array of high-style, vernacular,... More


The Oglethorpe Plan

Enlightenment Design in Savannah and Beyond


Thomas D. Wilson

The statesman and reformer James Oglethorpe was a significant figure in the philosophical and political landscape of eighteenth-century British America. His social contributions—all informed by Enlightenment ideals—included prison reform, the founding of the Georgia Colony on behalf of the "worthy... More


San Francisco

A Map of Perceptions


Andrea Ponsi

San Francisco is a city designed for artists and wanderers. From North Beach, to Chinatown, to the cold, rough surf of Ocean Beach, to Marin, both visitors and lifelong residents have endless opportunities to explore new neighborhoods, buildings, environments, and cultures just by getting in the... More


Buildings of Virginia

Valley, Piedmont, Southside, and Southwest


Anne Carter Lee. With Contributors

Virginia is as much a state of mind as a set of geographical boundaries. Its western terrain encompasses dramatically beautiful mountaintops and scrubby lowlands, luxuriantly rich terrain, and rocky, almost untillable land. The green forests, rich loam, red clay, and sandy soil attracted waves of... More


Frank Lloyd Wright

Preservation, Design, and Adding to Iconic Buildings


Edited by Richard Longstreth

The buildings of Frank Lloyd Wright are not immune to the social and environmental forces that affect all architecture. Because of the popular recognition and historical significance of his work, however, the stakes are unusually high when his buildings are modified in any way. Any additions or... More


Frank Lloyd Wright's Pope-Leighey House



Steven M. Reiss

Frank Lloyd Wright designed and realized over 500 buildings between 1886 and 1959 for a wide range of clients. In Frank Lloyd Wright's Pope-Leighey House, architect Steven M. Reiss presents the updated and detailed story of one of Wright’s few Virginia commissions. Designed and built for Loren and... More


After the Deluge

Reimagining Leonardo's Legacy


Edited by Kim Tanzer

After the Deluge serves as a demonstration of the practical imagination applied to the ecology of water. Taking Leonardo da Vinci’s "deluge" drawings of catastrophic floods as its starting point, and inspired by his lifelong study of all aspects of water, the dialogues in this book gather together... More


Architecture as Medicine

The UF Health Shands Cancer Hospital, A Case Study


Reuben M. Rainey and Alana K. Schrader

Rainey and Schrader explore an innovative University of Florida cancer hospital, focusing on its many patient-centered design features as well as the sophisticated planning process and construction management strategy involved in its realization. This generously illustrated volume will interest... More


Drone Art

Low Altitude Landscapes


John Vigour

The wide-angle aerial photographs collected here display the Commonwealth’s beauty as never seen before. Shot using a camera on a bird-sized model helicopter, these panoramic views are remarkable mosaics that reveal new details and spatial relationships in the Grounds of the University of Virginia... More


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