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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...


Buildings of Massachusetts
Buildings of Massachusetts

Metropolitan Boston

Morgan, Keith N., Candee, Richard M., Miller, Naomi, Reed, Roger G.

This latest volume in the Society of Architectural Historians’ Buildings of the United States series analyzes the architecture, landscape, and planning patterns of the capital...


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...


New Orleans
New Orleans

The Making of an Urban Landscape

Lewis, Peirce F.

"By weaving in a single narrative the city's siting, geography, spatial qualities, culture, economy, society, and tragedy, it affords us an exceptional insight into the city as...


Buildings of Arkansas
Buildings of Arkansas
Sutherland, Cyrus

From Fayetteville, Little Rock, and Hot Springs to Jonesboro, El Dorado, Arkadelphia, Texarkana, and scores of places in between, the latest volume in the Buildings of the...


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...


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...


"The Most Segregated City in America"
"The Most Segregated City in America"

City Planning and Civil Rights in Birmingham, 1920–1980

Connerly, Charles E.

One of Planetizen’s Top Ten Books of 2006

"But for Birmingham," Fred Shuttleworth recalled President John F. Kennedy saying in June 1963 when he invited black leaders to...


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...


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...


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...


Buildings of Wisconsin
Buildings of Wisconsin
Weisiger, Marsha

From Milwaukee to Madison, Racine to Eau Claire, La Crosse to Sheboygan, and scores of places in between, tradition and progressivism have shaped Wisconsin's architectural...


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 media, than any of their...


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...


Louis Kahn
Louis Kahn

A Life in Architecture

Wiseman, Carter

The man who envisioned and realized such landmark buildings as the Salk Institute, the Kimbell Art Museum, and the National Assembly complex in Bangladesh, Louis Kahn was born...


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...


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...


The Hand and the Soul
The Hand and the Soul

Aesthetics and Ethics in Architecture and Art

Iliescu, Sanda

The essays in The Hand and the Soul explore the question of how ethical ideas guiding the design process--a concern for the environment or for social justice--relate to...


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...


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...


American Autopia
American Autopia

An Intellectual History of the American Roadside at Midcentury

Esperdy, Gabrielle

Early to mid-twentieth-century America was the heyday of a car culture that has been called an "automobile utopia." In American Autopia, Gabrielle Esperdy examines how the...


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,...


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...


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 transformation in the wake of...


An Illustrated Glossary of Early Southern Architecture and Landscape
An Illustrated Glossary of Early Southern Architecture and Landscape
Lounsbury, Carl R.

Covering the full range of building in the South from 1607 to the 1820s, An Illustrated Glossary of Early Southern Architecture and Landscape is now available for the first...


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