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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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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-...


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...


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...


Historic Preservation
Historic Preservation

Curatorial Management of the Built World

Fitch, James Marston

This book outlines a complete programme for the restoration and preservation of historic structures and historic sites throughout the world. It is a basic text for both 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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


Buildings of North Dakota
Buildings of North Dakota
Martens, Steve C., Ramsay, Ronald H. L. M.

For many people outside the state, North Dakota conjures visions of a remote, sparse, and seemingly inhospitable landscape, replete with ghost towns, scattered farmsteads, and...


Lots of Parking
Lots of Parking

Land Use in a Car Culture

Jakle, John A., Sculle, Keith A.

When the automobile was first introduced, few Americans predicted its fundamental impact, not only on how people would travel, but on the American landscape itself. Instead of...


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...


Building After Katrina
Building After Katrina

Visions for the Gulf Coast

Roettger, Betsy

After the devastation caused by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita in the fall of 2005, entire towns, neighborhoods, and ecologies were destroyed. What remains is a complex web of...


The Thomas Jefferson Foundation Medal in Architecture
The Thomas Jefferson Foundation Medal in Architecture

The First Forty Years (1966-2005)

Riew, Jayne, Brandt, Lydia Mattice, Van Lengen, Karen

The Thomas Jefferson Foundation Medal in Architecture is one of the most prestigious honors awarded in the discipline of architecture and its related fields, arising from the...


The Last Undiscovered Place
The Last Undiscovered Place
Leff, David K.

With warmth and a keen eye for the nuances of history and place, David K. Leff offers this affectionate, insightful portrait of his adopted home of Collinsville, Connecticut, a...


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...


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...


Prodigy Houses of Virginia
Prodigy Houses of Virginia

Architecture and the Native Elite

Mooney, Barbara Burlison

In a list of objectives and inquiries meant to guide and make profitable the European travel of two young Americans in 1788, Thomas Jefferson noted, "Architecture [is] worth...


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...


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