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Charting Louisiana

Five Hundred Years of Maps

Lemmon, Alfred E., Magill, John T., Wiese, Jason R.

New Orleans thrived under Spanish rule (1762–1803), linked through trade and empire to the nerve centers of the circum-Caribbean. Curator Alfred E. Lemmon’s introduction in...


Fish Town
Fish Town

Down the Road to Louisiana's Vanishing Fishing Communities

Blatty, J. T.

Fish Town is an inspired documentary project focused on preserving, through photography and oral history recordings, the cultural and environmental remains of...


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...


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...


Jazz Scrapbook

Bill Russell and Some Highly Musical Friends

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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...


Indoor America
Indoor America

The Interior Landscape of Postwar Suburbia

Vesentini, Andrea

Cars, single-family houses, fallout shelters, air-conditioned malls—these are only some of the many interiors making up the landscape of American suburbia. Indoor America...


The Arts of India
The Arts of India
Dye, Joseph M. III

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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...


At Home with Apartheid
At Home with Apartheid

The Hidden Landscapes of Domestic Service in Johannesburg

Ginsburg, Rebecca

Despite their peaceful, bucolic appearance, the tree-lined streets of South African suburbia were no refuge from the racial tensions and indignities of apartheid’s most...


Trojan Goat
Trojan Goat

A Self-Sufficient House

Quale, John D.

The first volume in the Urgent Matters series, Trojan Goat: A Self-Sufficient House traces the design and construction of the University of Virginia’s whimsically named...


Healthy Environments, Healing Spaces
Healthy Environments, Healing Spaces

Practices and Directions in Health, Planning, and Design

Beatley, Timothy, Jones, Carla L., Rainey, Reuben

This collection of essays by leading scholars and practitioners addresses a timely and essential question: How can we design, plan, and sustain built environments that will...


The Oglethorpe Plan

Enlightenment Design in Savannah and Beyond

Wilson, Thomas D.

The statesman and reformer James Oglethorpe was a significant figure in the philosophical and political landscape of eighteenth-century British America. His social...


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...


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 Pittsburgh
Buildings of Pittsburgh
Toker, Franklin

At the forefront of national and international change, Pittsburgh has long been portrayed as a place for innovative architecture. From its origins as a fort built in 1753 at...


Crescent City Silver

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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...


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...


Analogy and Design
Analogy and Design
Ponsi, Andrea

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...


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,...


Frank Lloyd Wright
Frank Lloyd Wright

Preservation, Design, and Adding to Iconic Buildings

Longstreth, Richard

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...


Tigers and Sails and ABC Tales
Tigers and Sails and ABC Tales
Twiggs, Ruth

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The Last Undiscovered Place
The Last Undiscovered Place
Leff, David K.

With warmth and a keen eye for the nuances of history and place, David K. Leff offers this affectionate, insightful portrait of his adopted home of Collinsville, Connecticut, a...


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