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Buildings of Michigan
Buildings of Michigan
Eckert, Kathryn Bishop

This revised edition of Buildings of Michigan (first published in 1993) presents the architecture of the Upper and Lower peninsulas of Michigan,...


Architecture in Play
Architecture in Play

Intimations of Modernism in Architectural Toys

Zinguer, Tamar

Created for children but designed by adults with considerable ingenuity, architectural toys have long offered a window on a much larger world. In ...


Skyscraper Gothic
Skyscraper Gothic

Medieval Style and Modernist Buildings

Murphy estate, Kevin D., Reilly, Lisa

Of all building types, the skyscraper strikes observers as the most modern, in terms not only of height but also of boldness, scale, ingenuity, and...


Buildings of Virginia
Buildings of Virginia

Valley, Piedmont, Southside, and Southwest

Lee, Anne Carter

Virginia is as much a state of mind as a set of geographical boundaries. Its western terrain encompasses dramatically beautiful mountaintops and scrubby...


Intelligent Infrastructure
Intelligent Infrastructure

Zip Cars, Invisible Networks, and Urban Transformation

Tierney, T. F.

While many of its traditional elements, such as roads and utilities, do not change, urban infrastructure is undergoing a fascinating and necessary...


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...


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...


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...


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...


Cajun Document
Cajun Document

Acadiana, 1973-74

Baz, Douglas, Traub, Charles H.

For six months in 1974, two young photographers, fresh out of art school in Chicago, traveled through Cajun country, documenting the people, festivals,...


Trailers
Trailers
Burch-Brown, Carol, Rigsbee, David

In an evocative blending of words and images, painter-photographer Carol Burch-Brown and poet David Rigsbee offer a depiction of trailers and their...


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...


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...


Imagining Eden
Imagining Eden

Connecting Landscapes

Gomes, Lyle

"Because Eden’s genius resides in imagination, it is a mobile spirit; always found in place but never confined by place. The spirit of Eden migrates...


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

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Florence
Florence

A Map of Perceptions

Ponsi, Andrea

Many years have passed since architect Andrea Ponsi settled in Florence, and still he feels he does not fully comprehend this mysterious city. The way...


The Law School at the University of Virginia
The Law School at the University of Virginia

Architectural Expansion in the Realm of Thomas Jefferson

Herrington, Philip Mills

As a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a masterwork of Thomas Jefferson, the "Academical Village" at the heart of the University of Virginia has long...


The Courthouses of Early Virginia
The Courthouses of Early Virginia

An Architectural History

Lounsbury, Carl R.

Court day in early Virginia transformed crossroads towns into forums for citizens of all social classes to transact a variety of business, from legal...


John Clemmer
John Clemmer

A Legacy in Art

Clemmer, David, Bonner, Judith H., Bradley, John Ed

Over his eight-decade career, John Clemmer (1921–2014) captivated curators, collectors, and casual art lovers alike with his paintings, drawings, prints...


Private Passion, Public Promise
Private Passion, Public Promise

The James W. and Frances G. McGlothlin Collection of American Art

Yount, Sylvia

"We have spent the last decade immersed in the world of American art, never suspecting early on that our desire to learn and appreciate this legacy could...


Models and World Making
Models and World Making

Bodies, Buildings, Black Boxes

Wharton, Annabel Jane

From climate change forecasts and pandemic maps to Lego sets and Ancestry algorithms, models encompass our world and our lives. In her thought-provoking...


Natural Virginia
Natural Virginia
Greenberg, Ben

A century ago, legendary photographer Edward Curtis set about to capture the traditional world of Native Americans before that world vanished. Now, Ben...


Enigmatic Stream
Enigmatic Stream

Industrial Landscapes of the Lower Mississippi River

Sexton, Richard

As it churns toward its terminus in southeastern Louisiana, the Mississippi River becomes a wide, muddy superhighway of activity, matched in might only...


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...


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...


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