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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...


Inhabiting the Sacred in Everyday Life
Inhabiting the Sacred in Everyday Life

How to Design a Place That Touches Your Heart, Stirs You to Consecrate and Cultivate It as Home, Dwell Intentionally within It, Slay Monsters for It, and Let It Loose in Your Democracy

Hester, Randolph T., Jr., Nelson, Amber D.

Human beings in the 21st century hunger, often unconsciously, for places to live that are more than efficient, economical machines. Inhabiting the Sacred offers sound...


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 result in so...


Stewards of Memory
Stewards of Memory

The Past, Present, and Future of Historic Preservation at George Washington's Mount Vernon

Cadou, Carol Borchert

Mount Vernon, despite its importance as the estate of George Washington, is subject to the same threats of time as any property and has required considerable resources and...


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...


Homeplace
Homeplace

The Social Use and Meaning of the Folk Dwelling in Southwestern North Carolina

Williams, Michael Ann

Challenging many of the methods and preconceptions of conventional folk-architecture studies, Homeplace examines traditional houses in the mountains of Appalachia from the...


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...


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

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A Life in Jazz
Barker, Danny

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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...


Changing Views

Art, Contemplation, and Wellness

Hepler, Lindsey

This companion volume to the OpenGrounds "Art, Contemplation, and Wellness" Forum presents dynamic and varied perspectives on the forum’s theme, featuring work from...


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 within us, animated through...


Drone Art

Low Altitude Landscapes

Vigour, John

The wide-angle aerial photographs collected here display the Commonwealth’s beauty as never seen before. Shot using a camera on a bird-sized model helicopter, these panoramic...


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...


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 inhabitants. The understated...


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 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, which are surrounded by...


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...


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...


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....


The Katrina Decade

Images of an Altered City

Spielman, David G.

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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 Cabinetmaker and the Carver
The Cabinetmaker and the Carver

Boston Furniture from Private Collections

Ward, Gerald W. R.

For centuries Boston has been one of the most important furniture-making centers in America. Soon after the town’s founding in 1630, Boston’s joiners and turners were the first...


In the Spirit

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

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Ernie K-Doe

The R&B Emperor of New Orleans

Sandmel, Ben

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