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  • 31 Oct 2019 1:25 AM | Christine R Henry

    Karla Britton co-authored an essay with Daniel Ledford in the current issue of the Journal of the Society of Architectural History (JSAH) on the sacred architecture of Paul Rudolph titled “Paul Rudolph and the Psychology of Space: The Tuskegee and Emory University Chapels.”

  • 31 Oct 2019 1:15 AM | Christine R Henry

    Christine Rae Henry and Andréa Livi Smith co-author chapter titled "Segregation, gentrification, and heritage in Fredericksburg, Virginia: a preservation perspective" in the edited volume Urban Heritage in Divided Cities: Contested Pasts published in September 2019.  

    Urban Heritage in Divided Cities explores the role of contested urban heritage in mediating, subverting and overcoming sociopolitical conflict in divided cities. Investigating various examples of transformations of urban heritage around the world, the book analyses the spatial, social and political causes behind them, as well as the consequences for the division and reunification of cities during both wartime and peacetime conflicts.

    Contributors to the volume define urban heritage in a broad sense, as tangible elements of the city, such as ruins, remains of border architecture, traces of violence in public space and memorials, as well as intangible elements like urban voids, everyday rituals, place names and other forms of spatial discourse. Addressing both historic and contemporary cases from a wide range of academic disciplines, contributors to the book investigate the role of urban heritage in divided cities in Africa, Asia, the Americas, Europe and the Middle East. Shifting focus from the notion of urban heritage as a fixed and static legacy of the past, the volume demonstrates that the concept is a dynamic and transformable entity that plays an active role in inquiring, critiquing, subverting and transforming the present.

  • 31 Oct 2019 1:10 AM | Christine R Henry

    Timothy Kelly co-authors article with Margaret Power in Pennsylvania History: A Journal of Mid-Atlantic Studies titled "Norvelt: Workers’ Haven and Missed Opportunity" in vol. 86, No. 3, 2019.

  • 31 Oct 2019 1:05 AM | Christine R Henry

    Detail of structure intersecting with rock ballast. Image courtesy of Robert MellinRobert Mellin completed the third year of a workshop with McGill University architecture students in Tilting, Fogo Island, Newfoundland, and the results can be seen on this website. This project relates to the traditional construction practices used in Tilting’s vernacular architecture, using ballast lockers of heavy stones to prevent wind uplift. The project also demonstrates an attempt to work with and celebrate the innate beauty of the irregular rocky terrain, similar to the way Tilting’s vernacular architecture often accommodated these irregular site features rather than erasing or hiding them.

  • 31 Oct 2019 1:00 AM | Christine R Henry

    Barrio America: How Latino Immigrants Saved the American City

    by A. K. Sandoval-Strausz

    The compelling history of how Latino immigrants revitalized the nation’s cities after decades of disinvestment and white flight

    Thirty years ago, most people were ready to give up on American cities. We are commonly told that it was a “creative class” of young professionals who revived a moribund urban America in the 1990s and 2000s. But this stunning reversal owes much more to another, far less visible group: Latino and Latina newcomers.

    Award-winning historian A. K. Sandoval-Strausz reveals this history by focusing on two barrios: Chicago’s Little Village and Dallas’s Oak Cliff. These neighborhoods lost residents and jobs for decades before Latin American immigration turned them around beginning in the 1970s. As Sandoval-Strausz shows, Latinos made cities dynamic, stable, and safe by purchasing homes, opening businesses, and reviving street life. Barrio America uses vivid oral histories and detailed statistics to show how the great Latino migrations transformed America for the better.

  • 31 Oct 2019 12:50 AM | Christine R Henry

    In 1976 fifteen carvers gathered in Usenai to install a memorial in honor of the Lithuanian army division who, in 1944, liberated the port city of Klaipeda occupied by the Germans. The 12 tall monuments, graceful in their curvilinear forms, were raised on a man-made mound, visible from the road. In contrast to the totem poles, these artifacts were cut out of thick boards and carved to resemble the ornamental distaff of a spinning wheel. The geometric patterns made these artifacts tolerable during Soviet occupation because they did not openly contravene Communist ideology. Because it was forbidden to make crosses and wayside shrines, artists turned to the “decorative and ideologically neutral distaff.” courtesy of Milda RichardsonMilda B. Richardson read a paper “Lithuanian Pilgrimage Repressed and Restored” at the 13th Conference on Baltic Studies in Europe 2019. The Conference was held in the European Solidarity Centre, Gdansk, Poland, June 26-29, 2019. To the delight of attendees, former President Lech Walesa attended the welcome reception.  Focusing on the pilgrimage aspect of sites before and after independence, this presentation built on previous research including a paper published by VAF in 2005.

    Related publications:

    “Iconoclasm and Resistance:  Wayside Shrines in the Struggle for Lithuanian Independence,” in Architecture and Armed Conflict:  The Politics of Destruction, eds. JoAnne Mancini and Keith Bresnahan (London:  Routledge, 2014): 103-115.  Referenced in Andrew Herscher, “In Ruins.  Architecture, Memory, Countermemory,” Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians, Article DOI:  10:1525/jsah. footnote 10.

    “Reverence and Resistance in Lithuanian Wayside Shrines,” Perspectives in Vernacular Architecture X, Alison K. Hoagland and Kenneth A. Breisch, eds. (The University of Tennessee Press, 2005):  468-508.

  • 31 Oct 2019 12:45 AM | Christine R Henry

    Skylight at Poplar Forest, courtesy of Christopher VannChristopher Vann presented his research at the Interior Design Educators Council's regional conference in Grand Rapids, Michigan on October 23, 2019. The presentation titled "What can Phenomenology Do for Historic Design Research?" emerges from a recently completed thesis which examines the influence of French Enlightenment philosophy on the skylight installed by Thomas Jefferson at Poplar Forest. The research reveals a framework of analysis and interpretation other than the concrete causal relationship which tends to emerge from mechanistic theories about design. As scholars, researchers and educators we must not lose sight of the direct influence of thought on the architectural process as historic fact. Phenomenological investigation is a means of discerning the interrelationship of thought and form.

  • 31 Oct 2019 12:05 AM | Christine R Henry

    compiled by Travis Olson

    Adams, Nicholas. Gordon Bunshaft and SOM. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2019.

    Adams, Nicholas. “William S. Brown’s ‘SOM: The Formative Years’ (1983):: A New History of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill.” Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians 78, no. 3 (September 1, 2019): 254–58. https://doi.org/10.1525/jsah.2019.78.3.254.

    Bacon, Mardges. John McAndrew’s Modernist Vision: From the Vassar College Art Library to the Museum of Modern Art in New York. New York: Princeton Architectural Press, 2018.

    Bardt, Christopher. Material and Mind. Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press, 2019.

    Blevins, Brooks. A History of the Ozarks. Urbana: The University of Illinois Press, 2018.

    Bollerey, Franziska, and Christoph Grafe, eds. Restaurants and Dining Rooms. Interior Architecture Series. Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY: Routledge, 2019.

    Britton, Karla Cavarra, and Daniel Ledford. “Paul Rudolph and the Psychology of Space:: The Tuskegee and Emory University Chapels.” Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians 78, no. 3 (September 1, 2019): 327–46. https://doi.org/10.1525/jsah.2019.78.3.327.

    Busbea, Larry. The Responsive Environment: Design, Aesthetics, and the Human in the 1970s. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2019.

    Caramellino, Gaia, and Stéphanie Dadour. The Housing Project. Discourses, Ideals, Models and Politics in 20th Century Exhibitions. Leuven: Leuven UP, 2019.

    Chiang, Connie Y. Nature behind Barbed Wire: An Environmental History of the Japanese American Incarceration. New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 2018.

    Clark, Anthony E., and Leland M. Roth. China Gothic: The Bishop of Beijing and His Cathedral. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2019.

    Coughlan, Michael R., and Donald R. Nelson. “Geostatistical Analysis of Historical Contingency and Land Use Footprints in the Prehistoric Settlement Dynamics of the South Carolina Piedmont, North America.” Journal of Archaeological Science 107 (July 1, 2019): 1–9. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jas.2019.04.003.

    Crinson, Mark, and Richard J Williams. The Architecture of Art History: A Historiography, 2019.

    Dale, Emily. “Anopticism: Invisible Populations and the Power of Not Seeing.” International Journal of Historical Archaeology 23, no. 3 (September 2019): 596–608. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10761-018-0493-y.

    Davis, Charles L. Building Character: The Racial Politics of Modern Architectural Style, 2019. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&scope=site&db=nlebk&db=nlabk&AN=2242358.

    Dufour, Jean-Yves “Horses and Stables in the Farms of Île-de-France (France) During the Seventeenth to Mid-Twentieth Centuries.” Material Culture 51, no. 1 (2019): 21–35.

    Duncan, John Donald, and Sandra Lee Underwood. “The Showy Town of Savannah”: The Story of the Architect William Jay. Macon, Georgia: Mercer University Press, 2019.

    Esperdy, Gabrielle M. American Autopia: An Intellectual History of the American Roadside at Midcentury. Midcentury : Architecture, Landscape, Urbanism, and Design. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2019.

    Flowe, Douglas J. “‘Fighting and Cutting and Shooting, and Carrying On’: Saloons, Dives, and the Black ‘Tough’ in Manhattan’s Tenderloin, 1890-1917.” Journal of Urban History 45, no. 5 (June 8, 2018): 925–40. https://doi.org/10.1177/0096144218779368.

    Gosseye, Janina, Naomi Stead, and Deborah Van der Plaat, eds. Speaking of Buildings: Oral History in Architectural Research. First edition. New York: Princeton Architectural Press, 2019.

    Hartman, Joseph R. “Silent Witnesses:: Modernity, Colonialism, and Jean-Claude Nicolas Forestier’s Unfinished Plans for Havana.” Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians 78, no. 3 (September 1, 2019): 292–311. https://doi.org/10.1525/jsah.2019.78.3.292.

    Haskins, Victoria. “Domesticating Colonizers: Domesticity, Indigenous Domestic Labor, and the Modern Settler Colonial Nation.” The American Historical Review 124, no. 4 (October 3, 2019): 1290–1301. https://doi.org/10.1093/ahr/rhz647.

    Hayward, Emma, and Torsten Schmiedeknecht. “Absent Architectures: Post-War Housing in British Children’s Picture Books (1960–Present).” The Journal of Architecture 24, no. 4 (May 19, 2019): 487–511. https://doi.org/10.1080/13602365.2019.1641736.

    Heinz, Annelise. “‘Maid’s Day Off’: Leisured Domesticity in the Mid-Twentieth-Century United States.” The American Historical Review 124, no. 4 (October 1, 2019): 1316–31. https://doi.org/10.1093/ahr/rhz642.

    Kohlrausch, Martin. Brokers of Modernity: East Central Europe and the Rise of Modernist Architects, 1910-1950. Leuven: Leuven University Press, 2019.

    Krieger, Alex. City on a Hill: Urban Idealism in America from the Puritans to the Present. Cambridge, Massachusetts: The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2019.

    Kulić, Vladimir, ed. Second World Postmodernisms: Architecture and Society under Late Socialism. New York: Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2018.

    Kuma, Kengo. Architecture of Defeat. New York: Routledge, 2019.

    LaFleur, Greta, and Kyla Schuller. “Introduction: Technologies of Life and Architectures of Death in Early America.” American Quarterly 71, no. 3 (2019): 603–24. https://doi.org/10.1353/aq.2019.0046.

    Lam, Elsa, and Graham Livesey, eds. Canadian Modern Architecture, 1967/2017. First edition. New York: Princeton Architectural, 2019.

    Lefa, Nora, and Pavlos Lefas. Buildings Used: Human Interactions with Architecture. Routledge Research in Architecture. Abingdon, Oxon ; New York: Routledge, 2020.

    Loeb, Carolyn S. Entrepreneurial Vernacular: Developers Subdivisions In The 1920s. S.L.: Johns Hopkins Univ Press, 2019.

    McGlazer, Ramsey. Old Schools: Modernism, Education, And The Critique Of Progress. S.L.: Fordham University Press, 2020.

    Moorhead, Gerald, James Wright Steely, Willis C. Winters, W. Mark Gunderson, Jay C. Henry, and Joel Warren Barna, eds. Buildings of Texas. East, North Central, Panhandle and South Plains, and West. Buildings of the United States. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2019.

    Morel, J.-M. Theory of Gardens. Ex Horto: Dumbarton Oaks Texts in Garden and Landscape Studies. Washington, D.C: Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection, 2019.

    Mulcahy, Linda, and Emma Rowden. The Democratic Courthouse: A Modern History of Design, Due Process and Dignity. New York, NY: Routledge, 2019.

    Nicholson, Ben, and Michelangelo Sabatino, eds. Avant-Garde in the Cornfields: Architecture, Landscape, and Preservation in New Harmony. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2019.

    Orenstein, Dara. Out of Stock: The Warehouse in the History of Capitalism. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 2019.

    Raitz, Karl B. Bourbon’s Backroads: A Journey through Kentucky’s Distilling Landscape. Lexington, Kentucky: South Limestone Books, 2019.

    Saumarez Smith, Otto. Boom Cities: Architect-Planners and the Politics of Radical Urban Renewal in 1960s Britain. First edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2019.

    Scott, Darius. “Oral History and Emplacement in ‘Nowhere at All:’ The Role of Personal and Family Narratives in Rural Black Community-Building.” Social & Cultural Geography 20, no. 8 (October 13, 2019): 1094–1113. https://doi.org/10.1080/14649365.2017.1413205.

    Singley, Paulette. How to Read Architecture: An Introduction to Interpreting the Built Environment. New York: Routledge, 2019.

    Sklair, Leslie. Icon Project: Architecture, Cities, And Capitalist Globalization. S.L.: Oxford Univ Press Us, 2019.

    Sklar, Kathryn Kish. “Reconsidering Domesticity through the Lens of Empire and Settler Society in North America.” The American Historical Review 124, no. 4 (October 3, 2019): 1249–66. https://doi.org/10.1093/ahr/rhz646.

    Stanek, Lukasz. Architecture in Global Socialism. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2020.

    Stewart, Liz. Courts and Alleys: A History of Liverpool Courtyard Housing, 2019.

    Thomas Jefferson, Architect: Palladian Models, Democratic Principles, and the Conflict of Ideals. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2019.

    Violette, Zachary J. The Decorated Tenement: How Immigrant Builders and Architects Transformed the Slum in the Gilded Age. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2019.

    Watson, Joseph M. “The Suburbanity of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Broadacre City.” Journal of Urban History 45, no. 5 (November 9, 2018): 1006–29. https://doi.org/10.1177/0096144218797923.

    Windon, Nathaniel. “Superannuated: Old Age on the Antebellum Plantation.” American Quarterly 71, no. 3 (2019): 767–87. https://doi.org/10.1353/aq.2019.0053.

    Yanni, Carla. Living on Campus: An Architectural History of the American Dormitory. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2019.

    Yetter, George Humphrey, and Carl Lounsbury. Restoring Williamsburg. Williamsburg, Virginia: The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, 2019.

    Zhao, Xiaoxin, and Kelly Greenop. “From ‘Neo-Vernacular’ to ‘Semi-Vernacular’: A Case Study of Vernacular Architecture Representation and Adaptation in Rural Chinese Village Revitalization.” International Journal of Heritage Studies 25, no. 11 (November 2, 2019): 1128–47. https://doi.org/10.1080/13527258.2019.1570544.

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