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"The Most Segregated City in America"
"The Most Segregated City in America"

City Planning and Civil Rights in Birmingham, 1920–1980

Connerly, Charles E.

One of Planetizen’s Top Ten Books of 2006

"But for Birmingham," Fred Shuttleworth recalled President John F. Kennedy saying in June 1963 when he invited black leaders to...


First in the Homes of His Countrymen
First in the Homes of His Countrymen

George Washington's Mount Vernon in the American Imagination

Brandt, Lydia Mattice

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...


French Baroque Music of New Orleans
French Baroque Music of New Orleans

Spiritual Songs from the Ursuline Convent (1736)

Lemmon, Alfred E.

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After the Deluge

Reimagining Leonardo's Legacy

Tanzer, Kim

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...


Xu Bing
Xu Bing

Tobacco Project, Duke/Shanghai/Virginia, 1999–2011

Ravenal, John B., Hung, Wu, Liu, Lydia, Melillo, Edward, Tomii, Reiko

Born in Chongqing, China, in 1955, Xu Bing is considered one of the most important artists of his generation. Between 1977 and 1987, he studied and taught at the Central...


Capturing Beauty
Capturing Beauty

American Impressionist and Realist Paintings from the McGlothlin Collection

Curry, David Park

Drawn entirely from the collection of James W. and Frances G. McGlothlin of Austin, Texas—one of the largest holdings of late-nineteenth- and early-twentieth-century American...


American Art at the Chrysler Museum
American Art at the Chrysler Museum

Selected Painting, Drawing, and Sculpture

Hagood, Margaret Jarman, Harrison, Jefferson C.

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Historic Preservation
Historic Preservation

Curatorial Management of the Built World

Fitch, James Marston

This book outlines a complete programme for the restoration and preservation of historic structures and historic sites throughout the world. It is a basic text for both the...


Southern Built
Southern Built

American Architecture, Regional Practice

Bishir, Catherine W.

A leader in the fields of both regional architectural history and historic preservation, Catherine Bishir has collected essays covering three decades into one volume. Just as...


One Shot
One Shot

A Selection of Photographs by Reuben V. Burrell

Thaxton-Ward, Vanessa

As one of the oldest historically black college campuses in America, Hampton University (formerly Hampton Institute) has hosted many of the most important African American...


Detached America
Detached America

Building Houses in Postwar Suburbia

Jacobs, James A.

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...


Rule Britannia!
Rule Britannia!

Art, Royalty & Power in the Age of Jamestown

The British monarchy’s abiding connection to the sea during the age of exploration was a critical factor in the establishment of Britain’s first colonies in the New World. It...


Exquisite History
Exquisite History

The Land of Wandering

The first of a three-volume project titled Exquisite History, The Land of Wandering offers a combination of art and poetry centered around desire, nostalgia, and the...


American Art at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
American Art at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
O'Leary, Elizabeth, Yount, Sylvia, Rawles, Susan J., Curry, David Park

With this publication, produced in conjunction with the largest expansion in the history of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, the full scope of the museum’s outstanding...


Jazz Scrapbook

Bill Russell and Some Highly Musical Friends

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The Cubans
The Cubans
Combs, Jack Beckham

Asked to conjure an image of Cuba, most Americans see a country of elegant, crumbling buildings and old American cars. While it takes less than twenty-five minutes to fly from...


Structural Intuitions
Structural Intuitions

Seeing Shapes in Art and Science

Kemp, Martin

"All great achievements of science must start from intuitive knowledge," wrote Albert Einstein. In Structural Intuitions, a fascinating exploration of the commonalities...


Lincoln Perry's Charlottesville
Lincoln Perry's Charlottesville
Perry, Lincoln, Beattie, Ann

Lincoln Perry is justly celebrated for his murals and edgy narrative figure paintings, with their saturated palette and multifaceted architectural compositions—Poussin...


Mountain Lake Symposium and Workshop
Mountain Lake Symposium and Workshop

Art in Locale

Risatti, Howard, Kass, Ray

Contemporary art, interdisciplinary research, traditional Appalachian culture, and advanced technology converge in The Mountain Lake Symposium and Workshop: Artists in...


Re-creating the American Past
Re-creating the American Past

Essays on the Colonial Revival

Wilson, Richard Guy

Although individually and collectively Americans have many histories, the dominant view of our national past focuses on the colonial era. The reasons for this are many and...


San Francisco
San Francisco

A Map of Perceptions

Ponsi, Andrea

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...


Looking beyond the Icons
Looking beyond the Icons

Midcentury Architecture, Landscape, and Urbanism

Longstreth, Richard

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...


Enrique Alférez
Enrique Alférez

Sculptor

Bowler Young, Katie

Enrique Alférez was born in Zacatecas, Mexico, but for almost seventy years, he worked in New Orleans, where he left a lasting imprint through his figurative sculptures,...


Architecture as Medicine

The UF Health Shands Cancer Hospital, A Case Study

Rainey, Reuben, Schrader, Alana K.

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...


Buildings of Vermont
Buildings of Vermont
Andres, Glenn M., Johnson, Curtis B.

Most picture Vermont with handsome barns overlooking rolling pastures, white country churches punctuating hillsides of blazing maples, and small villages clustered around...


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