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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,...


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

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In the Spirit

The Photography of Michael P. Smith from the Historic New Orleans Collection

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Vaudechamp in New Orleans
Rudolph, William Keyse

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George L. Viavant

Artist of the Hunt

Jordan, George E.

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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...


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...


Buildings of Hawaii
Buildings of Hawaii
Hibbard, Don J.

With elegance and authority, Buildings of Hawaii presents the architecture of the six major islands in the Hawaii chain. Don J. Hibbard delves into the development of...


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 by the megastructures 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...


Siting Jefferson
Siting Jefferson

Contemporary Artists Interpret Thomas Jefferson's Legacy

Hartz, Jill

In the summer of 2000, the University of Virginia Art Museum mounted an unusual site-specific exhibition called "Hindsight/Fore-site: Art for the New Millennium," for which...


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...


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, material culture, and...


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...


Ernie K-Doe

The R&B Emperor of New Orleans

Sandmel, Ben

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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 Greenberg has done the...


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...


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...


Modern and Contemporary Art at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
Modern and Contemporary Art at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
Ravenal, John B.

Containing 114 reproductions of works ranging from Jackson Pollock’s dynamic 1948 drip painting to Kehinde Wiley’s 2006 hip-hop-meets-Old-Master portrait, Modern and...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


David Finley
David Finley

Quiet Force for America's Arts

Doheny, David A.

Throughout his long and remarkable lifetime, David E. Finley (1890-1977) made brilliant contributions to the cultural life of this country. Yet less than thirty years after his...


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