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New Orleans
New Orleans

The Making of an Urban Landscape

Lewis, Peirce F.

"By weaving in a single narrative the city's siting, geography, spatial qualities, culture, economy, society, and tragedy, it affords us an exceptional insight into the city as...


Visuality for Architects
Visuality for Architects

Architectural Creativity and Modern Theories of Perception and Imagination

Mitrovic, Branko

What is more important in architectural works—their form, shape, and color, or the meanings and symbolism that can be associated with them? Can aesthetic judgments of...


George L. Viavant

Artist of the Hunt

Jordan, George E.

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Dream House
Dream House

An Intimate Portrait of the Philip Johnson Glass House

Tutter, Adele

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...


The Hand and the Soul
The Hand and the Soul

Aesthetics and Ethics in Architecture and Art

Iliescu, Sanda

The essays in The Hand and the Soul explore the question of how ethical ideas guiding the design process--a concern for the environment or for social justice--relate to...


Train Time
Train Time

Railroads and the Imminent Reshaping of the United States Landscape

Stilgoe, John R.

Unlike many United States industries, railroads are intrinsically linked to American soil and particular regions. Yet few Americans pay attention to rail lines, even though...


Keeping Score
Keeping Score

Music, Disciplinarity, Culture

Schwarz, David, Kassabian, Anahid

Keeping Score is a diverse collection of essays that argues for and demonstrates the current effort to redefine the methods, goals, and scope of musical scholarship. This...


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...


Building After Katrina
Building After Katrina

Visions for the Gulf Coast

Roettger, Betsy

After the devastation caused by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita in the fall of 2005, entire towns, neighborhoods, and ecologies were destroyed. What remains is a complex web of...


Selections from the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
Selections from the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
Barriault, Anne

Including an updated introduction to VMFA’s history as well as full-color reproductions of art from the permanent collection, this newly designed, revised, and expanded edition...


Listening In
Listening In

Echoes and Artifacts from Maryland's Mother County

Taylor, Merideth M.

St. Mary’s County is where colonial Maryland began, with the establishment of St. Mary’s City on the site of an ancient Yaocomico village as Maryland’s first capital in 1634....


Slavery in the City
Slavery in the City

Architecture and Landscapes of Urban Slavery in North America

Ellis, Clifton, Ginsburg, Rebecca

Countering the widespread misconception that slavery existed only on plantations, and that urban areas were immune from its impacts, Slavery in the City is the first...


Buildings of Mississippi
Buildings of Mississippi
Baughn, Jennifer V. O., Fazio, Michael W.

As Eudora Welty observed, "One place understood helps us know all places better." Nowhere is this more apropos than in her home state of Mississippi. Although accounts of its...


Buildings of Wisconsin
Buildings of Wisconsin
Weisiger, Marsha

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...


Commemoration in America
Commemoration in America

Essays on Monuments, Memorialization, and Memory

Gobel, David, Rossell, Daves

Commemoration lies at the poetic, historiographic, and social heart of human community. It is how societies define themselves and is central to the institution of the city....


Monumental Jesus
Monumental Jesus

Landscapes of Faith and Doubt in Modern America

Grubiak, Margaret M.

The American landscape is host to numerous works of religious architecture, sometimes questionable in taste and large, if not titanic, in scale. In her lively study of satire...


A Noble Pursuit
A Noble Pursuit

English Silver from the Rita Gans Collection at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

Hartop, Christopher

In 1997 Rita Gans generously gave the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts an outstanding array of English silver from the collection she and her late husband, Jerome, had amassed over...


Crescent City Silver

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Essays in Early American Architectural History
Essays in Early American Architectural History

A View from the Chesapeake

Lounsbury, Carl R.

The essays in this collection represent the type of research that has reshaped our understanding of early American architecture over the past thirty years. Carl R. Lounsbury,...


The Log Cabin
The Log Cabin

An American Icon

Hoagland, Alison K.

For roughly a century, the log cabin occupied a central and indispensable role in the rapidly growing United States. Although it largely disappeared as a living space, it lived...


Buildings of Pennsylvania
Buildings of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia and Eastern Pennsylvania

Thomas, George E., Ricci, Patricia, Thomas, J. Bruce, Janosov, Robert, Newman, Larry, Webster, Richard J.

This latest volume in the Society of Architectural Historians’ Buildings of the United States series follows the Pennsylvania migration narrative in broad swathes: Philadelphia...


A Closer Look

The Antebellum Photographs of Jay Dearborn Edwards, 1858–1861

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Irrititja Kuwarri Tjungu (Past and Present Together)
Irrititja Kuwarri Tjungu (Past and Present Together)

Fifty Years of Papunya Tula Artists

Skerritt, Henry F.

In 1971 a small group of Aboriginal artists from Australia’s remote Central and Western Deserts changed the face of global art history. The township of Papunya was founded in...


Thomas Jefferson's Academical Village
Thomas Jefferson's Academical Village

The Creation of an Architectural Masterpiece

Wilson, Richard Guy

Thomas Jefferson's design for the University of Virginia is widely hailed as a masterpiece. It is his greatest architectural accomplishment, the summation of his quest for...


Buildings of North Dakota
Buildings of North Dakota
Martens, Steve C., Ramsay, Ronald H. L. M.

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...


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