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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...


Southern Built
Southern Built

American Architecture, Regional Practice

Bishir, Catherine W.

A leader in the fields of both regional architectural history and historic preservation, Catherine Bishir has collected essays covering three decades into one volume. Just as...


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...


The Food Axis
The Food Axis

Cooking, Eating, and the Architecture of American Houses

Cromley, Elizabeth C.

Blending architectural and social history with the necessity—and the passion—for food, this engaging new book attempts to understand the development of the American house by...


Indoor America
Indoor America

The Interior Landscape of Postwar Suburbia

Vesentini, Andrea

Cars, single-family houses, fallout shelters, air-conditioned malls—these are only some of the many interiors making up the landscape of American suburbia. Indoor America...


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...


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 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...


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...


Sustainable, Affordable, Prefab
Sustainable, Affordable, Prefab

The ecoMOD Project

Quale, John D.

Sustainable Affordable Prefab combines architectural theory and practice in a beautifully illustrated account of ecoMOD, the innovative design/build program pioneered...


Architecture as Medicine

The UF Health Shands Cancer Hospital, A Case Study

Rainey, Reuben, Schrader, Alana K.

Rainey and Schrader explore an innovative University of Florida cancer hospital, focusing on its many patient-centered design features as well as the sophisticated planning...


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...


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 cases heard before the...


Carolina Cottage
Carolina Cottage

A Personal History of the Piazza House

Little, Margaret Ruth

Margaret Ruth Little’s new book is a celebration and a history of one of the most recognizable vernacular house types in the Upper South, the Carolina cottage. The one-and-one-...


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...


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...


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 new book, Annabel...


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 Texas
Buildings of Texas

East, North Central, Panhandle and South Plains, and West

Moorhead, Gerald

From Dallas–Fort Worth to El Paso, Goodnight to Marfa to Langtry, and scores of places in between, the second of two towering volumes assembled by Gerald Moorhead and a team of...


Thomas Jefferson's Academical Village
Thomas Jefferson's Academical Village

The Creation of an Architectural Masterpiece

Wilson, Richard Guy

Thomas Jefferson's design for the University of Virginia is widely hailed as a masterpiece. It is his greatest architectural accomplishment, the summation of his quest for...


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...


Buildings of Savannah
Buildings of Savannah
Williams, Robin B.

Winner of Best Guidebook Award 2018 from the Southeast Chapter of the Society of Architectural Historians

While Savannah's famous urban plan is rightly renowned in many...


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...


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...


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...


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