Series Editors: Katherine Solomonson and Abigail A. Van Slyck
Architecture, Landscape, and American Culture
This series promotes historical scholarship that addresses the complex interplay among architecture, landscape, and American culture. By examining the social, political, economic, and cultural processes involved in the creation of buildings and environments, these books apply innovative methodologies and interdisciplinary approaches to inform the conception, production, and reception of American cultural landscapes.
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Fallout Shelter Designing for Civil Defense in the Cold War Tracing the partnership between architects and American civil defense officials during the Cold War
Manhood Factories YMCA Architecture and the Making of Modern Urban Culture How moral agendas shaped the look and feel of YMCAs
Women and the Everyday City Public Space in San Francisco, 1890–1915 Women in the city in turn-of-the-century San Francisco
194X Architecture, Planning, and Consumer Culture on the American Home Front Rediscovering the visionary designs and idealistic rhetoric of American architecture during World War II
Medicine by Design The Architect and the Modern Hospital, 1893–1943 Reveals the impact of hospital design on early twentieth-century medicine
A Manufactured Wilderness Summer Camps and the Shaping of American Youth, 1890–1960 An engrossing look at American summer camps—from mess halls to tents to fire circles
The Architecture of Madness Insane Asylums in the United States From Kirkbride buildings to cottages, a fascinating tour through America’s nineteenth-century mental hospitals
The Suburban Church Modernism and Community in Postwar America A richly illustrated history of midcentury modern suburban churches
Building Zion The Material World of Mormon Settlement What the built environment shows us about the complex and evolving nature of nineteenth-century Mormon social and religious life
California Mission Landscapes Race, Memory, and the Politics of Heritage How iconic American places cultivate and conceal contested pasts
Little White Houses How the Postwar Home Constructed Race in America How the ordinary American house contributed to definitions of middle-class whiteness and an exclusionary housing market in the postwar era
Designing the Creative Child Playthings and Places in Midcentury America The construction of the “creative child” as Cold War America’s best hope for the future
Metropolis Magazine: 50 Books to Read This Fall Sep 07, 2015 Our guide to essential reading for the rest of the year, spanning all scales of design, from graphics to cities.
InVisible Culture: Building Zion Apr 14, 2015 Review of Thomas Carter's book.
Deseret News: 'Building Zion' explores architecture of Mormon settlements Mar 28, 2015 Review of Thomas Carter's book.
Civil Defense Architecture and a Culture of Possible Apocalypse: A Conversation with David Monteyne Feb 12, 2012 The Urbanologist interviews David Monteyne, author of FALLOUT SHELTER.
Duck and Cover: Metropolis reviews Fallout Shelter Sep 01, 2011 As David Monteyne’s fascinating volume, Fallout Shelter: Designing for Civil Defense in the Cold War, makes clear, the most important thing to remember is that these structures were not meant to advertise blast protection.