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  • 08 Apr 2018 11:15 AM | Christine R Henry (Administrator)

    VAF member Robert Mellin has been named to the Order of Newfoundland and Labrador for his design, research, and heritage conservation work in the province. 

    Private residence in Middle Arm, Newfoundland. Photo courtesy of Robert Mellin

    In January 2018 he received a Lt. Governor’s award for his design of a private residence in Middle Arm, Newfoundland. 

    He is currently working on the restoration of the the Ned Keough homestead in Calvert, Newfoundland (image below), a house featured in Professor Gerald L. Pocius’s book A Place to Belong: Community Order and Everyday Space in Calvert, Newfoundland.Restoration of the Keough Homestead in Calvert, Newfoundland a new addition for a studiobedroom was added to the east side of the house, painted with the red ochre colour typically used for outbuildings. Photo courtesy of Robert Mellin

  • 08 Apr 2018 11:10 AM | Christine R Henry (Administrator)

    Charles S. Keefe was an important Colonial Revival architect of the early 20th century specializing in middle-class houses and outbuildings on upper-class estates. His designs received wide publication in professional journals and popular magazines, but since his death in 1946 he has fallen into obscurity. In CHARLES S. KEEFE (1876-1946) COLONIAL REVIVAL ARCHITECT IN KINGSTON AND NEW YORK, William Rhoads, a leading scholar of the Colonial Revival, restores Keefe to his rightful place among tradition-minded architects who were dismayed by the rise of modernism. This richly illustrated volume gives a full and colorful account of Keefe's professional and personal life.

    Charles S. Keefe (1876–1946): Colonial Revival Architect in Kingston and New York, by William Bertolet Rhoads, foreword by Richard Guy Wilson, 8ʹ x 10ʹ, 266 pages, 133 illustrations (color and B&W), trade paper: isbn 9781883789893, cloth: isbn 9781883789909

  • 08 Apr 2018 11:05 AM | Christine R Henry (Administrator)

    Kingston Wm. Heath, Professor and Director Emeritus of the graduate program in Historic Preservation at the University of Oregon has had his article, "Towards a Humanist Approach to Historic Preservation," accepted for the forthcoming special edition on Folklore and Preservation in the Journal of American Folklore. 

  • 08 Apr 2018 11:03 AM | Christine R Henry (Administrator)

    VAF member Henry K. Sharp publishes book on the industrial revolution in Maryland. 

    Most architectural historians who have addressed the inception and development of the Industrial Revolution in America trace its beginnings to Samuel Slater‘s 1793 cotton-thread mill, in Pawtucket, Rhode Island.  Yet the unsung history of another place, Maryland's Patapsco River Valley, offers an alternate narrative.  The Chesapeake region’s transition from tobacco cultivation to wheat brought about a significant regional transformation in architecture.  Beginning in the mid-eighteenth century, a generation before Slater’s own ground-breaking accomplishment, large-scale production and international marketing of flour propelled Baltimore from a backwater village to a ramifying city.  The most extensive of the merchant milling communities forming an industrial corona around this rapidly urbanizing port was Ellicotts’ Mills, founded by the Quaker Ellicott brothers in 1771.  This book highlights the Ellicotts’ story, and situates their prescient conception of a factory town in historical context.  In so doing, Dr. Sharp offers us a more complete and nuanced understanding of the architecture of America's industrialization.

    Henry K. Sharp, America’s First Factory Town: the Industrial Revolution in Maryland’s Patapsco River Valley (Baltimore:  Chesapeake Book Company, 2017).

  • 08 Apr 2018 11:00 AM | Christine R Henry (Administrator)

    compiled by Travis Olson and Zachary Violette

    Ábalos, Iñaki. The Good Life: A Guided Visit to the Houses of Modernity. New, Revised and updated edition. Zurich: Park Books, 2017.

    Abrahamson, Michael. ““Actual Center of Detroit”: Method, Management, and Decentralization in Albert Kahn's General Motors Building,” Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians 77(1), March 2018. Pp. 56-76.

    Amakawa, Jonathan, and Jonathan Westin. “New Philadelphia: Using Augmented Reality to Interpret Slavery and Reconstruction Era Historical Sites.” International Journal of Heritage Studies 24, no. 3 (March 16, 2018): 315–31.

    Arroyo, Felix Labrador, and Koldo Trápaga Monchet, “Forestry, Territorial Organization, and Military Struggle in the Early Modern Spanish Monarchy,” Environmental History 23(2), April 2018. Pg. 318-341.

    Bagchee, Nandini. Counter Institution: Activist Estates of the Lower East Side. New York: Fordham University Press, 2018.

    Bartram, Robin. “Emplacing Risks in the City: Class, Politics, Risk, and the Built Environment of Women’s Residential Clubs, 1896-1917.” Journal of Urban History 44, no. 2 (March 2018): 219–38.

    Beauregard, Robert A. Cities in the Urban Age: A Dissent. Chicago ; London: The University of Chicago Press, 2018.

    Beckingham, David, “Banning the barmaid: time, space and alcohol licensing in 1900s Glasgow,” Social and Cultural Geography 18(2), 117-136.

    Blau, Eve, and Ivan Rupnik. Baku. Oil and Urbanism. Zürich: Park Books, 2018.

    Borrman, Kristina. “One Standardized House for All: America’s Little House.” Buildings and Landscapes 24, no. 2 (Fall 2017): 37–58.

    Bowman, Timothy P. Blood Oranges: Colonialism and Agriculture in the South Texas Borderlands. College Station: Texas A&M University Press, 2016.

    Bradley, Simon. Churches: An Architectural Guide. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2018.

    Brutalismus. Architekturen zwischen Alltag, Poesie und Theorie. Brutalism: Contributions to the International Symposium in Berlin 2012. Edited by Dorothea Deschermeier. Zurich, Switzerland: Park Books, 2017.

    C-H. Chen, “A military-related townscape: the case of Zuoying, Taiwan,” Journal of Urban Morpology 22(1), 2018.

    Chen, Ningning, “Secularization, Sacralization And The Reproduction Of Sacred Space: Exploring The Industrial Use Of Ancestral Temples In Rural Wenzhou, China,” Social and Cultural Geography 18(4), 530-552.

    Clark, Justin T. City of Second Sight: Nineteenth-Century Boston and the Making of American Visual Culture. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2018.

    Dubcovsky, Alejandra. “When Archaeology and History Meet: Shipwrecks, Indians, and the Contours of the Early-Eighteenth-Century South,” Journal of Southern History 84(1), February 2018. Pp. 39-68.

    Esterrich, Carmelo. Concrete and Countryside: The Urban and Rural in 1950s Puerto Rican Culture. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 2018.

    Geiser, Reto. Giedion And America: Repositioning the History Of Modern Architechture. Zurich: Gta Publishers, 2018.

    Gitlin, Jay, ed. Country Acres and Cul-de-Sacs: Connecticut Circle Magazine Reimagines the Nutmeg State, 1938-1952. Middletown, Connecticut: Wesleyan University Press, 2018.

    Grand Illusions Painted Interiors and North Carolina Architecture. Univ of North Carolina Pr, 2017.

    Grant, Hilary. “Heritage down the Chute: The Demolition of Saskatchewan’s Grain Elevators.” International Journal of Heritage Studies 24, no. 6 (July 3, 2018): 573–84.

    Hallock, Gardiner. “‘Build the Negro Houses near Together’: Thomas Jefferson and the Evolution of Mulberry Row’s Vernacular Landscape.” Buildings and Landscapes 24, no. 22 (Fall 2017): 22–37.

    Hauenfels, Theresia, Iris Meder, Andrea Nussbaum, and Andreas Buchberger. Architekturlandschaft Niederösterreich - 1848 bis 1918 =: Lower Austria - the architectural landscape 1848 to 1918. Edited by ORTE, Architekturnetzwerk Niederösterreich and Kunstbank Ferrum. Zürich: Park Books, 2017.

    Henni, Samia. Architecture of Counterrevolution: The French Army in Northern Algeria. Architektonisches Wissen. Zürich: gta Verlag, 2017.

    Herdt, Tanja. The City and the Architecture of Change: The Work and Radical Visions of Cedric Price. Zürich: Park Books, 2017.

    Hewitt, Geoff, Natalie Paynter, Meg Goulding, Sharon Lane, Jodi Turnbull, and Bronwyn Woff. “Salvage Archaeology in Melbourne’s CBD: Reflections upon Documentary Sources and the Role of Prefabricated Buildings in Construction of the ‘Instant City’ of Gold-Rush-Era Melbourne.” International Journal of Historical Archaeology 22, no. 1 (March 2018): 27–42.

    Impey, Edward, D. W. H Miles, and Richard Lea. The Great Barn of 1425-7 at Harmondsworth, Middlesex, 2017.

    Ingersoll, Richard. World Architecture: A Cross-Cultural History, 2nd Ed. New York: Oxford University Press, 2018.

    Jacobs, Steven, and Bruno Notteboom. “Photography and the Spatial Transformations of Ghent, 1840-1914.” Journal of Urban History 44, no. 2 (March 2018): 203–18.

    Jacobs, Steven. “Slapstick Homes: Architecture in Slapstick Cinema and the Avant-Garde.” The Journal of Architecture 23, no. 2 (February 17, 2018): 225–48.

    Kingsley, Karen, and Lake Douglas. Buildings of New Orleans. SAH/BUS City Guide. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2018.

    Kropf, K. “Plots, Property and Behaviour,” Journal of Urban Morpology 22(1), 2018.

    L. Zhang and W. Ding, “Changing urban form in a planned economy: the case of Nanjing,” Journal of Urban Morpology 22(1), 2018.

    Lerup, Lars, and Jesús Vassallo. The Continuous City: Fourteen Essays on Architecture and Urbanization. Architecture at Rice. Zurich: Park Books, 2017.

    Luccarelli, Mark. The Eclipse of Urbanism and the Greening of Public Space: Image Making and the Search for a Commons in the United States, 1682–1865. Cambridgeshire: The White Horse Press, 2016.

    Marchand, Trevor Hugh James, ed. Architectural Heritage of Yemen: Buildings That Fill My Eye. London: Gingko Library, 2017.

    Mayne, A. J. C. Slums: The History of a Global Injustice. London, UK: Reaktion Books Ltd, 2017.

    McKittrick, Meredith, “Talking about the Weather: Settler Vernaculars and Climate Anxieties in Early Twentieth-Century South Africa,” Environmental History 23(1), January 2018. Pg. 3-27.

    Mumford, Eric. Designing the Modern City. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2018.

    Neel, Phil A. Hinterland: America’s New Landscape of Class and Conflict. S.l.: Reaktion Books, 2018.

    O’Brien, Charles. Houses: An Architectural Guide. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2018.

    O’Neill Conrad, Marie. “Light on the Land: Construction Revolution in Farm Buildings of the Northern Rockies, 1890–1910.” Buildings and Landscapes 24, no. 2 (Fall 2017): 58–85.

    Osman, Michael. Modernism’s Visible Hand: Architecture and Regulation in America. Buell Center Books in the History and Theory of American Architecture. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2018.

    Park, Sun-Young. Ideals of the Body: Architecture, Urbanism, and Hygiene in Postrevolutionary Paris. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 2018.

    Piazzoni, Maria Francesa. The Real Fake:  Authenticity and the Production of Space, New York: Fordham University Press, 2018.

    Precht, Jay. “Coushatta Homesteading in Southwest Louisiana and the Development of the Community at Bayou Blue,” Journal of Southern History 84(1), February 2018. Pp. 113-138.

    Ryan, Zoe, ed. As Seen: Exhibitions that Made Architecture and Design History. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2018.

    S. He, “Exploring the fringe-belt phenomenon in a Sino-Portuguese environment: the case of Macao,” Journal of Urban Morpology 22(1), 2018.

    Sachs, Avigail. Environmental Design: Architecture, Politics, and Science in Postwar America. Midcentury : Architecture, Landscape, Urbanism, and Design. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2018.

    Salomon, David. “Towards a History of the Suburban Driveway.” Buildings and Landscapes 24, no. 2 (Fall 2017): 85–100.

    Segal, Rafi, and Alfred Neumann. Space Packed: The Architecture of Alfred Neumann. Zurich: Park Books, 2017.

    Smith, Pamela H., Amy R. W. Meyers, and Harold J. Cook, eds. Ways of Making and Knowing: The Material Culture of Empirical Knowledge. First paperback edition. Cultural Histories of the Material World. New York City: Bard Graduate Center, 2017.

    Stevenson, C. Ian. “Introducing Environmental History into Vernacular Architecture: Considerations from New England’s Historic Dams.” Buildings and Landscapes 24, no. 2 (Fall 2017): 1–22.

    Stobart, Jon, and Cristina Prytz. “Comfort in English and Swedish Country Houses, c.1760–1820.” Social History 43, no. 2 (April 3, 2018): 234–58.

    Sullivan, Esther. Manufactured Insecurity: Mobile Home Parks and Americans’ Tenuous Right to Place. Oakland, California: University of California Press, 2018.

    Taylor, Merideth M. Listening In: Artifacts And Echoes Of Maryland’s Mother Country. S.L.: George F Thompson, 2018.

    Thomas Leslie, Saranya Panchaseelan, Shawn Barron, & Paolo Orlando, “Deep Space, Thin Walls: Environmental and Material Precursors to the Postwar Skyscraper,” Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians 77(1), March 2018. Pp. 77-96.

    Thomas, George E., and Alan Hess. Frank Furness: Architecture in the Age of the Great Machines. 1st edition. Haney Foundation Series. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2018.

    Toulouse, Teresa A. and Barbara C. Ewell, eds. Sweet Spots: In-Between Spaces in New Orleans. Jackson: University of Mississippi Press, 2018.

    Tyler, Norman, Ilene R. Tyler, and Ted J. Ligibel Historic Preservation, Third Edition: An Introduction to its History, Principles, and Practice. New York: W.W.Norton and Company, Inc., 2018.

    Urban, Florian. “Modernising Glasgow—tower Blocks, Motorways and New Towns 1940–2010.” The Journal of Architecture 23, no. 2 (February 17, 2018): 265–309.

    van Hartesveldt, Fred R. Middle Georgia and the Approach of Modernity: Essays on Race, Culture and Daily Life, 1885–1945. Jefferson, North Carolina: McFarland & Company, Inc., 2018.

    Vigil, Kiara M. “Charles Eastman's "School of the Woods": Re-creation related to Childhood, Race, Gender, and Nation at Camp Oahe,” American Quarterly 70(1), March 2018.

    Wheeler, Rebecca, “Local history as productive nostalgia? Change, continuity and sense of place in rural England, “ Social and Cultural Geography 18(4), 466-486.

    Wigrin, Christopher. Connecticut Architecture: Stories of 100 Places. Middletown, Connecticut: Wesleyan University Press, 2018.

    Wise, M. Norton. Aesthetics, Industry, and Science: Hermann von Helmholtz and the Berlin Physical Society. Chicago ; London: The University of Chicago Press, 2018.

    Xu, Yinong. “The Universal and the Local: Some New Features in the Built Environment of Contemporary China.” The Journal of Architecture 23, no. 2 (February 17, 2018): 310–38.

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