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Architectural AgentsThe Delusional, Abusive, Addictive Lives of Buildings

Architectural Agents: The Delusional, Abusive, Addictive Lives of Buildings

Annabel Jane Wharton

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780816693382
eISBN:
9781452950853
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816693382.001.0001
Subject:
Architecture, Architectural History

Buildings are not benign; rather, they commonly manipulate and abuse their human users. Architectural Agents makes the case that buildings act in the world independently of their makers, patrons, ... More

Architecture since 1400

Architecture since 1400

Kathleen James-Chakraborty

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816673964
eISBN:
9781452946047
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816673964.001.0001
Subject:
Architecture, Architectural History

This book aims to give equal attention to Western and non-Western structures and built landscapes. From Tenochtitlan’s Great Pyramid in Mexico City and the Duomo in Florence to Levittown’s suburban ... More

Architecture's Historical TurnPhenomenology and the Rise of the Postmodern

Architecture's Historical Turn: Phenomenology and the Rise of the Postmodern

Jorge Otero-Pailos

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816666034
eISBN:
9781452948386
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816666034.001.0001
Subject:
Architecture, Architectural History

Architecture’s Historical Turn traces the hidden history of architectural phenomenology, a movement that reflected a key turning point in the early phases of postmodernism and a legitimating source ... More

Building AccessUniversal Design and the Politics of Disability

Building Access: Universal Design and the Politics of Disability

Aimi Hamraie

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781517901639
eISBN:
9781452958743
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9781517901639.001.0001
Subject:
Architecture, Architectural History

Building Access investigates twentieth-century strategies for designing the world with disability in mind. Illustrated with a wealth of rare archival materials, this book brings together scientific, ... More

City ChoreographerLawrence Halprin in Urban Renewal America

City Choreographer: Lawrence Halprin in Urban Renewal America

Alison Bick Hirsch

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816679782
eISBN:
9781452948201
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816679782.001.0001
Subject:
Architecture, Architectural History

Lawrence Halprin (1916-2009) was one of the most influential landscape architects of the 20th-century. Though he is most widely known for the FDR Memorial in Washington DC and the Sea Ranch in ... More

Commemorating and ForgettingChallenges for the New South Africa

Commemorating and Forgetting: Challenges for the New South Africa

Martin J. Murray

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816682997
eISBN:
9781452948607
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816682997.001.0001
Subject:
Architecture, Architectural History

The end of apartheid and the transition to parliamentary democracy brought to the surface a host of tensions that were long suppressed under white minority rule. Yet as the ‘new nation’ struggled to ... More

Constitutional ModernismArchitecture and Civil Society in Cuba, 1933-1959

Constitutional Modernism: Architecture and Civil Society in Cuba, 1933-1959

Timothy Hyde

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816678105
eISBN:
9781452947938
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816678105.001.0001
Subject:
Architecture, Architectural History

How does architecture make its appearance in civil society? This book pursues this challenging question by exploring architecture, planning, and law as cultural forces. Analyzing the complex ... More

The Fragmented Politics of Urban PreservationBeijing, Chicago, and Paris

The Fragmented Politics of Urban Preservation: Beijing, Chicago, and Paris

Yue Zhang

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816683680
eISBN:
9781452948836
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816683680.001.0001
Subject:
Architecture, Architectural History

The practice of urban preservation has become increasingly controversial in modern cities. In some places, historic monuments dismantled decades ago are rebuilt in exactly the same fashion, whereas ... More

Historic CapitalPreservation, Race, and Real Estate in Washington, D.C.

Historic Capital: Preservation, Race, and Real Estate in Washington, D.C.

Cameron Logan

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780816692323
eISBN:
9781452958811
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816692323.001.0001
Subject:
Architecture, Architectural History

Historic Capital shows how Washington, D.C.’s historic buildings and neighborhoods have been a site of contestation between local interests and the expansion of the federal government’s footprint. It ... More

House, but No GardenApartment Living in Bombay's Suburbs, 1898-1964

House, but No Garden: Apartment Living in Bombay's Suburbs, 1898-1964

Nikhil Rao

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816678129
eISBN:
9781452948034
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816678129.001.0001
Subject:
Architecture, Architectural History

Between the well-documented development of colonial Bombay and sprawling contemporary Mumbai, a profound shift in the city’s fabric occurred: the emergence of the first suburbs and their distinctive ... More

Imagined MuseumsArt and Modernity in Postcolonial Morocco

Imagined Museums: Art and Modernity in Postcolonial Morocco

Katarzyna Pieprzak

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816665181
eISBN:
9781452946269
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816665181.001.0001
Subject:
Architecture, Architectural History

This book examines the intertwined politics surrounding art and modernization in Morocco from 1912 to the present by considering the structure of the museum not only as a modern institution but also ... More

Impossible HeightsSkyscrapers, Flight, and the Master Builder

Impossible Heights: Skyscrapers, Flight, and the Master Builder

Adnan Morshed

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816673186
eISBN:
9781452947549
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816673186.001.0001
Subject:
Architecture, Architectural History

Impossible Heights examines a distinct American cultural consciousness that came into focus during the interwar years, with the excitement about airplanes and skyscrapers, as well as their ... More

The InterfaceIBM and the Transformation of Corporate Design, 1945-1976

The Interface: IBM and the Transformation of Corporate Design, 1945-1976

John Harwood

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816670390
eISBN:
9781452946825
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816670390.001.0001
Subject:
Architecture, Architectural History

In February 1956 the president of IBM, Thomas Watson Jr., hired the industrial designer and architect Eliot Noyes, charging him with reinventing IBM’s corporate image, from stationery and curtains to ... More

A Joint EnterpriseIndian Elites and the Making of British Bombay

A Joint Enterprise: Indian Elites and the Making of British Bombay

Preeti Chopra

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816670369
eISBN:
9781452947105
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816670369.001.0001
Subject:
Architecture, Architectural History

It was the era of the Raj, and yet this book reveals the unexpected role of native communities in the transformation of the urban fabric of British Bombay from 1854 to 1918. The book demonstrates how ... More

Little White HousesHow the Postwar Home Constructed Race in America

Little White Houses: How the Postwar Home Constructed Race in America

Dianne Harris

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816653324
eISBN:
9781452946412
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816653324.001.0001
Subject:
Architecture, Architectural History

This book adds a new dimension to our understanding of the development of the deep inequalities that have existed (and continue to exist) in the U.S. housing market by looking closely at some ... More

A Manufactured WildernessSummer Camps and the Shaping of American Youth, 1890-1960

A Manufactured Wilderness: Summer Camps and the Shaping of American Youth, 1890-1960

Abigail A. Van Slyck

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816648764
eISBN:
9781452945989
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816648764.001.0001
Subject:
Architecture, Architectural History

Since they were first established in the 1880s, children’s summer camps have touched the lives of millions of people. Why were summer camps created? What concerns and ideals motivated their founders? ... More

Mine TownsBuildings for Workers in Michigan's Copper Country

Mine Towns: Buildings for Workers in Michigan's Copper Country

Alison K. Hoagland

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816665662
eISBN:
9781452946610
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816665662.001.0001
Subject:
Architecture, Architectural History

During the nineteenth century, the Keweenaw Peninsula of Northern Michigan was the site of America’s first mineral land rush as companies hastened to profit from the region’s vast copper deposits. In ... More

Pedestrian ModernShopping and American Architecture, 1925-1956

Pedestrian Modern: Shopping and American Architecture, 1925-1956

David Smiley

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816679294
eISBN:
9781452948089
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816679294.001.0001
Subject:
Architecture, Architectural History

Pedestrian Modern shows that stores and shopping centers were integral to the shaping of modernism in the middle decades of the 20th century. Rather than framing store work as some parallel or lesser ... More

Photographic Architecture in the Twentieth Century

Photographic Architecture in the Twentieth Century

Claire Zimmerman

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816683345
eISBN:
9781452949062
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816683345.001.0001
Subject:
Architecture, Architectural History

Photographic Architecture and the Spread of German Modernism is a “picture anthropology” of modern architecture, showing how photography shaped its development, its reception, and its history in the ... More

Replacing HomeFrom Primordial Hut to Digital Network in Contemporary Art

Replacing Home: From Primordial Hut to Digital Network in Contemporary Art

Jennifer Johung

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816672875
eISBN:
9781452947365
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816672875.001.0001
Subject:
Architecture, Architectural History

From property deeds to shipping containers to wearable shelters to virtual spaces: what does it mean to draw a spatial boundary? To be at home? In a world in which notions of place are constantly ... More

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