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Environmental Design
Environmental Design

Architecture, Politics, and Science in Postwar America

Sachs, Avigail

Much of twentieth-century design was animated by the creative tension of its essential duality: is design an art or a science? In the postwar era, American architects sought to...


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...


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 attracted the attention of...


Xu Bing
Xu Bing

Tobacco Project, Duke/Shanghai/Virginia, 1999–2011

Ravenal, John B., Hung, Wu, Liu, Lydia, Melillo, Edward, Tomii, Reiko

Born in Chongqing, China, in 1955, Xu Bing is considered one of the most important artists of his generation. Between 1977 and 1987, he studied and taught at the Central...


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 daring. As a phenomenon born...


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...


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...


Buildings of New Orleans
Buildings of New Orleans
Kingsley, Karen, Douglas, Lake

Winner of Best Guidebook Award 2019 from the Southeast Chapter of the Society of Architectural Historians

"New Orleans isn’t like other cities," Stella tells her sister...


Re-creating the American Past
Re-creating the American Past

Essays on the Colonial Revival

Wilson, Richard Guy

Although individually and collectively Americans have many histories, the dominant view of our national past focuses on the colonial era. The reasons for this are many and...


Frank Lloyd Wright's Pope-Leighey House
Frank Lloyd Wright's Pope-Leighey House
Reiss, Steven M.

Frank Lloyd Wright designed and realized over 500 buildings between 1886 and 1959 for a wide range of clients. In Frank Lloyd Wright's Pope-Leighey House, architect...


Material Witnesses
Material Witnesses

Domestic Architecture and Plantation Landscapes in Early Virginia

Wells, Camille

The Chesapeake region of eastern Virginia and Maryland offers a wealth of evidence for readers and researchers who want to discover what life was like in early America. In this...


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...


Buildings of Delaware
Buildings of Delaware
Maynard, W. Barksdale

The latest volume in the Society of Architectural Historians' prestigious Buildings of the United States series, Buildings of Delaware is the first book to document the state's...


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...


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 lowlands, luxuriantly...


Looking beyond the Icons
Looking beyond the Icons

Midcentury Architecture, Landscape, and Urbanism

Longstreth, Richard

Renowned for his extensive work in architectural history and historic preservation as an educator, scholar, activist, and public lecturer, Richard Longstreth is one of the most...


Complementary Visions of Louisiana Art

The Laura Simon Nelson Collection at The Historic New Orleans Collection

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

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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...


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