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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...


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 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...


"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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


Inhabiting the Sacred in Everyday Life
Inhabiting the Sacred in Everyday Life

How to Design a Place That Touches Your Heart, Stirs You to Consecrate and Cultivate It as Home, Dwell Intentionally within It, Slay Monsters for It, and Let It Loose in Your Democracy

Hester, Randolph T., Jr., Nelson, Amber D.

Human beings in the 21st century hunger, often unconsciously, for places to live that are more than efficient, economical machines. Inhabiting the Sacred offers sound...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


Buildings of Vermont
Buildings of Vermont
Andres, Glenn M., Johnson, Curtis B.

Most picture Vermont with handsome barns overlooking rolling pastures, white country churches punctuating hillsides of blazing maples, and small villages clustered around...


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 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...


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 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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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