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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...


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,...


War Diaries

Design after the Destruction of Art and Architecture

Dainese, Elisa, Staničić, Aleksandar

In recent decades, the development of advanced weaponry systems and the instant flow of information has redefined the notion of urban warfare as a local phenomenon with global...


Buildings of Pennsylvania
Buildings of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia and Eastern Pennsylvania

Thomas, George E., Ricci, Patricia, Thomas, J. Bruce, Janosov, Robert, Newman, Larry, Webster, Richard J.

This latest volume in the Society of Architectural Historians’ Buildings of the United States series follows the Pennsylvania migration narrative in broad swathes: Philadelphia...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


The Topography of Wellness
The Topography of Wellness

How Health and Disease Shaped the American Landscape

Carr, Sara Jensen

The COVID-19 pandemic has reignited discussions of how architects, landscape designers, and urban planners can shape the environment in response to disease. This challenge is...


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...


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...


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 Oglethorpe Plan

Enlightenment Design in Savannah and Beyond

Wilson, Thomas D.

The statesman and reformer James Oglethorpe was a significant figure in the philosophical and political landscape of eighteenth-century British America. His social...


East 40 Degrees
East 40 Degrees

An Interpretive Atlas

Williams, Jack

The Appalachian mountain chain once contained the highest and most dramatic mountains on earth. Worn down over time, these mountains still hold some of the most diverse...


Buildings of Pennsylvania
Buildings of Pennsylvania

Pittsburgh and Western Pennsylvania

Donnelly, Lu, Brumble, H. David IV, Toker, Franklin

Buildings of Pennsylvania: Pittsburgh and Western Pennsylvania considers the architecture, landscape, and town plans of thirty-one counties west of Blue Mountain and...


"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...


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 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...


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...


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...


Mirrors of Memory
Mirrors of Memory

Culture, Politics, and Time in Paris and Tokyo

White, James W.

As society becomes more global, many see the world’s great cities as becoming increasingly similar. But while contemporary cultures do depend on and resemble each other in...


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