Architecture and Urban Studies Book Sale 2022

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ARCHITECTURAL HISTORY    //    THEORY    //    DESIGN

URBAN STUDIES    //    TECHNOLOGY, TOOLS, MODELING    //    MODERNISM

AESTHETICS    //    FILM    //    WOMEN IN ARCHITECTURE AND DESIGN

ENVIRONMENT    //    SOCIAL JUSTICE    //    MUSEUM STUDIES

NORTH AMERICA    //    EUROPE    //    ASIA    //    NEW YORK    //    CALIFORNIA

The Architecture of Disability: Buildings, Cities, and Landscapes beyond Access The Architecture of Disability Buildings, Cities, and Landscapes beyond Access David Gissen 2022 Fall
A radical critique of architecture that places disability at the heart of the built environment
Against the Commons: A Radical History of Urban Planning Against the Commons A Radical History of Urban Planning Álvaro Sevilla-Buitrago 2022 Fall
An alternative history of capitalist urbanization through the lens of the commons
Architecture of Life: Soviet Modernism and the Human Sciences Architecture of Life Soviet Modernism and the Human Sciences Alla Vronskaya 2022 Spring
Explores how Soviet architects reimagined the built environment through the principles of the human sciences
Architecture and Objects Architecture and Objects Graham Harman 2022 Spring
Thinking through object-oriented ontology—and the work of architects such as Rem Koolhaas and Zaha Hadid—to explore new concepts of the relationship between form and function
The Common Camp: Architecture of Power and Resistance in Israel–Palestine The Common Camp Architecture of Power and Resistance in Israel–Palestine Irit Katz 2022 Spring
Seeing the camp as a persistent political instrument in Israel–Palestine and beyond
Showroom City: Real Estate and Resistance in the Furniture Capital of the World Showroom City Real Estate and Resistance in the Furniture Capital of the World John Joe Schlichtman 2022 Spring
A unique and engaging account of local urban decision-making within the globalizing world
Plant Life: The Entangled Politics of Afforestation Plant Life The Entangled Politics of Afforestation Rosetta S. Elkin 2022 Spring
How afforestation reveals the often-concealed politics between humans and plants
Accumulation: The Art, Architecture, and Media of Climate Change Accumulation The Art, Architecture, and Media of Climate Change Nick Axel, Nikolaus Hirsch, Daniel A. Barber and Anton Vidokle, Editors 2022 Spring
Examines how images of accumulation help open up the climate to political mobilization
Earthworks Rising: Mound Building in Native Literature and Arts Earthworks Rising Mound Building in Native Literature and Arts Chadwick Allen 2022 Spring
A necessary reexamination of Indigenous mounds, demonstrating their sustained vitality and vibrant futurity by centering Native voices
Building on Borrowed Time: Rising Seas and Failing Infrastructure in Semarang Building on Borrowed Time Rising Seas and Failing Infrastructure in Semarang Lukas Ley 2021 Fall
A timely ethnography of how Indonesia’s coastal dwellers inhabit the “chronic present” of a slow-motion natural disaster
Modelwork: The Material Culture of Making and Knowing Modelwork The Material Culture of Making and Knowing Martin Brückner, Sandy Isenstadt and Sarah Wasserman, Editors 2021 Fall
How making models allows us to recall what was and to discover what still might be
Reconstructing the Garrick: Adler & Sullivan’s Lost Masterpiece Reconstructing the Garrick Adler & Sullivan’s Lost Masterpiece John Vinci, Editor 2021 Fall
A beautifully designed and lavishly illustrated biography of one of Chicago’s greatest lost buildings
Louis Sullivan’s Idea Louis Sullivan’s Idea Tim Samuelson 2021 Fall
A visual compendium revealing the philosophy and life of America’s renowned architect
Savage Mind to Savage Machine: Racial Science and Twentieth-Century Design Savage Mind to Savage Machine Racial Science and Twentieth-Century Design Ginger Nolan 2020 Fall
An examination of how concepts of “the savage” facilitated technological approaches to modernist design
The End of the Village: Planning the Urbanization of Rural China The End of the Village Planning the Urbanization of Rural China Nick R. Smith 2021 Spring
How China’s expansive new era of urbanization threatens to undermine the foundations of rural life
The Global Shelter Imaginary: IKEA Humanitarianism and Rightless Relief The Global Shelter Imaginary IKEA Humanitarianism and Rightless Relief Daniel Bertrand Monk and Andrew Herscher 2021 Fall
Examines how the humanitarian order advances a message of moral triumph and care while abandoning the dispossessed
The Filing Cabinet: A Vertical History of Information The Filing Cabinet A Vertical History of Information Craig Robertson 2021 Spring
The history of how a deceptively ordinary piece of office furniture transformed our relationship with information
The Speculative City: Art, Real Estate, and the Making of Global Los Angeles The Speculative City Art, Real Estate, and the Making of Global Los Angeles Susanna Phillips Newbury 2021 Spring
A forensic examination of the mutual relationship between art and real estate in a transforming Los Angeles
Nuclear Suburbs: Cold War Technoscience and the Pittsburgh Renaissance Nuclear Suburbs Cold War Technoscience and the Pittsburgh Renaissance Patrick Vitale 2021 Spring
From submarines to the suburbs—the remaking of Pittsburgh during the Cold War
The Materiality of Architecture The Materiality of Architecture Antoine Picon 2020 Fall
A new paradigm combining architectural tradition with emerging technologies
How the Working-Class Home Became Modern, 1900-1940 How the Working-Class Home Became Modern, 1900-1940 Thomas C. Hubka 2020 Spring
The transformation of average Americans’ domestic lives, revealed through the mechanical innovations and physical improvements of their homes
Trans Care Trans Care Hil Malatino 2020 Fall
A radical and necessary rethinking of trans care
The Invention of Public Space: Designing for Inclusion in Lindsay’s New York The Invention of Public Space Designing for Inclusion in Lindsay’s New York Mariana Mogilevich 2020 Spring
The interplay of psychology, design, and politics in experiments with urban open space
Modern Housing Modern Housing Catherine Bauer 2020 Spring
The original guide on modern housing from the premier expert and activist in the public housing movement
The Metabolist Imagination: Visions of the City in Postwar Japanese Architecture and Science Fiction The Metabolist Imagination Visions of the City in Postwar Japanese Architecture and Science Fiction William O. Gardner 2020 Spring
Japan’s postwar urban imagination through the Metabolism architecture movement and visionary science fiction authors
Elizabeth Scheu Close: A Life in Modern Architecture Elizabeth Scheu Close A Life in Modern Architecture Jane King Hession 2020 Spring
An in-depth account of the life and career of Minnesota’s first modern architect
Happiness by Design: Modernism and Media in the Eames Era Happiness by Design Modernism and Media in the Eames Era Justus Nieland 2019 Spring
A cultural history of modern lifestyle viewed through film and multimedia experiments of midcentury designers Charles and Ray Eames
Museums Inside Out: Artist Collaborations and New Exhibition Ecologies Museums Inside Out Artist Collaborations and New Exhibition Ecologies Mark W. Rectanus 2020 Spring
An ambitious study of what it means to be a museum in the twenty-first century
Design Technics: Archaeologies of Architectural Practice Design Technics Archaeologies of Architectural Practice Zeynep Çelik Alexander and John May, Editors 2019 Fall
Leading scholars historicize and theorize technology’s role in architectural design
The Responsive Environment: Design, Aesthetics, and the Human in the 1970s The Responsive Environment Design, Aesthetics, and the Human in the 1970s Larry D. Busbea 2019 Fall
How new conceptions of human–environment interaction became central to design theories and practices in the 1970s
Avant-Garde in the Cornfields: Architecture, Landscape, and Preservation in New Harmony Avant-Garde in the Cornfields Architecture, Landscape, and Preservation in New Harmony Ben Nicholson and Michelangelo Sabatino, Editors 2019 Spring
A close examination of an iconic small town that gives boundless insights into architecture, landscape, preservation, and philanthropy
Vital Forms: Biological Art, Architecture, and the Dependencies of Life Vital Forms Biological Art, Architecture, and the Dependencies of Life Jennifer Johung 2019 Fall
Shows how the intersection of biotech, art, and architecture are transforming the world we live in
Architectures of the Unforeseen: Essays in the Occurrent Arts Architectures of the Unforeseen Essays in the Occurrent Arts Brian Massumi 2019 Spring
A beautifully written study of three pioneering artists, entwining their work and our understanding of creativity
The Decorated Tenement: How Immigrant Builders and Architects Transformed the Slum in the Gilded Age The Decorated Tenement How Immigrant Builders and Architects Transformed the Slum in the Gilded Age Zachary J. Violette 2019 Spring
A reexamination of working-class architecture in late nineteenth-century urban America
Design, Nature, and Revolution: Toward a Critical Ecology Design, Nature, and Revolution Toward a Critical Ecology Tomás Maldonado 2019 Spring
Living on Campus: An Architectural History of the American Dormitory Living on Campus An Architectural History of the American Dormitory Carla Yanni 2019 Spring
The Rent of Form: Architecture and Labor in the Digital Age The Rent of Form Architecture and Labor in the Digital Age Pedro Fiori Arantes 2018 Fall
A critique of prominent architects’ approach to digitally driven design and labor practices over the past two decades
Constructing Imperial Berlin: Photography and the Metropolis Constructing Imperial Berlin Photography and the Metropolis Miriam Paeslack 2018 Fall
How photography and a modernizing Berlin informed an urban image—and one another—in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries
Graphic Assembly: Montage, Media, and Experimental Architecture in the 1960s Graphic Assembly Montage, Media, and Experimental Architecture in the 1960s Craig Buckley 2018 Fall
An innovative look at the contribution of montage to twentieth-century architecture
DIA-LOGOS: Ramon Llull's Method of Thought and Artistic Practice DIA-LOGOS Ramon Llull's Method of Thought and Artistic Practice Amador Vega, Peter Weibel and Siegfried Zielinski, Editors 2018 Fall
The life and work of the outstanding Catalan-Majorcan philosopher, logician, and mystic Ramon Llull continues to fascinate thinkers, artists, and scholars worldwide
Toward a Living Architecture?: Complexism and Biology in Generative Design Toward a Living Architecture? Complexism and Biology in Generative Design Christina Cogdell 2018 Fall
A bold and unprecedented look at a cutting-edge movement in architecture
Metropolitan Dreams: The Scandalous Rise and Stunning Fall of a Minneapolis Masterpiece Metropolitan Dreams The Scandalous Rise and Stunning Fall of a Minneapolis Masterpiece Larry Millett 2018 Fall
The story of one of Minnesota’s most famous and most mourned buildings, set against the history of downtown Minneapolis
Nazi Exhibition Design and Modernism Nazi Exhibition Design and Modernism Michael Tymkiw 2018 Spring
A new and challenging perspective on Nazi exhibition design
Modernism’s Visible Hand: Architecture and Regulation in America Modernism’s Visible Hand Architecture and Regulation in America Michael Osman 2018 Spring
A groundbreaking history of the confluence of regulatory thinking and building design in the United States
Carving Out the Commons: Tenant Organizing and Housing Cooperatives in Washington, D.C. Carving Out the Commons Tenant Organizing and Housing Cooperatives in Washington, D.C. Amanda Huron 2018 Spring
An investigation of the practice of “commoning” in urban housing and its necessity for challenging economic injustice in our rapidly gentrifying cities
Modernism as Memory: Building Identity in the Federal Republic of Germany Modernism as Memory Building Identity in the Federal Republic of Germany Kathleen James-Chakraborty 2017 Fall
Reexamining architecture and memory in postwar Berlin
Superhumanity: Design of the Self Superhumanity Design of the Self Nick Axel, Beatriz Colomina, Nikolaus Hirsch, Anton Vidokle and Mark Wigley, Editors 2018 Spring
A wide-ranging and challenging exploration of design and how it engages with the self
Spectacle of Property: The House in American Film Spectacle of Property The House in American Film John David Rhodes 2017 Fall
A fascinating and unprecedented look at our relationship with the house in cinema
Historic Capital: Preservation, Race, and Real Estate in Washington, D.C. Historic Capital Preservation, Race, and Real Estate in Washington, D.C. Cameron Logan 2017 Fall
A chronicle of historic preservation’s profound impact on Washington, D.C., highlighting the major changes urban revitalization has made on American cities
Building Access: Universal Design and the Politics of Disability Building Access Universal Design and the Politics of Disability Aimi Hamraie 2017 Fall
Rich with archival images, the first critical history of the Universal Design movement
Code and Clay, Data and Dirt: Five Thousand Years of Urban Media Code and Clay, Data and Dirt Five Thousand Years of Urban Media Shannon Mattern 2017 Fall
A breathtaking tour through thousands of years of urban life and its attendant technologies, rewriting the history of our cities
The Construction of Equality: Syriac Immigration and the Swedish City The Construction of Equality Syriac Immigration and the Swedish City Jennifer Mack 2017 Fall
A compelling case study that traces the transformation of a Swedish city by an active and engaged immigrant community
Seizing Jerusalem: The Architectures of Unilateral Unification Seizing Jerusalem The Architectures of Unilateral Unification Alona Nitzan-Shiftan 2017 Spring
Reveals the ways architectural modernism and Zionism have intertwined to imagine and reshape the city
Shopping Town: Designing the City in Suburban America Shopping Town Designing the City in Suburban America Victor Gruen Anette Baldauf, Editor 2017 Spring
For the first time in English, the “father of the shopping mall” tells his life story
From Light to Dark: Daylight, Illumination, and Gloom From Light to Dark Daylight, Illumination, and Gloom Tim Edensor 2017 Spring
A fascinating and unprecedented look at how illumination and darkness shape our experiences across history and space
Curated Decay: Heritage beyond Saving Curated Decay Heritage beyond Saving Caitlin DeSilvey 2017 Spring
A bold new approach to heritage conservation that embraces change and accommodates decay
California Mission Landscapes: Race, Memory, and the Politics of Heritage California Mission Landscapes Race, Memory, and the Politics of Heritage Elizabeth Kryder-Reid 2016 Fall
How iconic American places cultivate and conceal contested pasts
Marxist Thought and the City Marxist Thought and the City Henri Lefebvre 2016 Fall
For the first time in English, Lefebvre’s essential work on how Marx and Engels conceptualized the development of the city
The Urban Apparatus: Mediapolitics and the City The Urban Apparatus Mediapolitics and the City Reinhold Martin 2016 Fall
What is a city, today?
The Interface: IBM and the Transformation of Corporate Design, 1945–1976 The Interface IBM and the Transformation of Corporate Design, 1945–1976 John Harwood 2016 Fall
How a cast of superstars at IBM altered the face of corporate culture and design in America
The Rule of Logistics: Walmart and the Architecture of Fulfillment The Rule of Logistics Walmart and the Architecture of Fulfillment Jesse LeCavalier 2016 Spring
How the world’s largest retailer is redefining architecture by organizing flows of merchandise and information across space and time
Designing Our Way to a Better World Designing Our Way to a Better World Thomas Fisher 2016 Spring
How design thinking can help create a sustainable, equitable future
John Vassos: Industrial Design for Modern Life John Vassos Industrial Design for Modern Life Danielle Shapiro 2016 Spring
The first biography of a renowned industrial designer and illustrator who shaped the look of modern technology
Airport Urbanism: Infrastructure and Mobility in Asia Airport Urbanism Infrastructure and Mobility in Asia Max Hirsh 2016 Spring
The first book on infrastructure and migration to focus on the Asian transportation boom
DIY Detroit: Making Do in a City without Services DIY Detroit Making Do in a City without Services Kimberley Kinder 2016 Spring
When public services fail, neighbors step in to keep a city alive
The Suburban Church: Modernism and Community in Postwar America The Suburban Church Modernism and Community in Postwar America Gretchen Buggeln 2015 Fall
A richly illustrated history of midcentury modern suburban churches
Minnesota Modern: Architecture and Life at Midcentury Minnesota Modern Architecture and Life at Midcentury Larry Millett 2015 Fall
An expert, illustrated guide through the style that defined midcentury Minnesota
Barnstorming the Prairies: How Aerial Vision Shaped the Midwest Barnstorming the Prairies How Aerial Vision Shaped the Midwest Jason Weems 2015 Fall
How flight led to a new view of the Midwest, making it the center of the nation in more ways than one
Avant-Garde Museology: e-flux classics Avant-Garde Museology e-flux classics Arseny Zhilyaev, Editor 2015 Fall
Avant-Garde Museology is the Press’s first title in e-flux classics
Martin Heidegger Saved My Life Martin Heidegger Saved My Life Grant Farred 2015 Fall
Could there be a bigger paradox than the black man using Martin Heidegger to repel the white woman's racism?
John H. Howe, Architect: From Taliesin Apprentice to Master of Organic Design John H. Howe, Architect From Taliesin Apprentice to Master of Organic Design Jane King Hession and Tim Quigley 2015 Spring
A richly illustrated biography of John H. Howe, “the pencil in Frank Lloyd Wright’s hand” and one of Minnesota’s premier architects
Deep Mapping the Media City Deep Mapping the Media City Shannon Mattern 2015 Spring
Examines the material spaces in which our networks entangle themselves
Architectural Agents: The Delusional, Abusive, Addictive Lives of Buildings Architectural Agents The Delusional, Abusive, Addictive Lives of Buildings Annabel Jane Wharton 2015 Spring
How buildings interact with—and manipulate—our world and ourselves
Impossible Heights: Skyscrapers, Flight, and the Master Builder Impossible Heights Skyscrapers, Flight, and the Master Builder Adnan Morshed 2014 Fall
A rich exploration of the influence of skyscrapers, airplanes, and aerial vision on interwar American visual culture
No Speed Limit: Three Essays on Accelerationism No Speed Limit Three Essays on Accelerationism Steven Shaviro 2015 Spring
Proposes a vision of survival and flourishing in the face of economic and environmental catastrophe
Building Zion: The Material World of Mormon Settlement Building Zion The Material World of Mormon Settlement Thomas Carter 2014 Fall
What the built environment shows us about the complex and evolving nature of nineteenth-century Mormon social and religious life
Spectacular Mexico: Design, Propaganda, and the 1968 Olympics Spectacular Mexico Design, Propaganda, and the 1968 Olympics Luis M. Castañeda 2014 Fall
How Mexico used modern design to announce its arrival on the world stage
Bauhaus Weaving Theory: From Feminine Craft to Mode of Design Bauhaus Weaving Theory From Feminine Craft to Mode of Design T’ai Smith 2014 Fall
Considers the role of the Bauhaus school’s weaving workshop in debates about craft and medium
Mediators: Aesthetics, Politics, and the City Mediators Aesthetics, Politics, and the City Reinhold Martin 2015 Spring
Toward a theory of the city at the crossroads of aesthetics and politics
Saint John's Abbey Church: Marcel Breuer and the Creation of a Modern Sacred Space Saint John's Abbey Church Marcel Breuer and the Creation of a Modern Sacred Space Victoria M. Young 2014 Fall
The making of an architectural masterpiece in Minnesota, a church that helped to define modern religious design
More Than Shelter: Activism and Community in San Francisco Public Housing More Than Shelter Activism and Community in San Francisco Public Housing Amy L. Howard 2014 Spring
Public housing projects in San Francisco reveal the power of community action
The Folklore of the Freeway: Race and Revolt in the Modernist City The Folklore of the Freeway Race and Revolt in the Modernist City Eric Avila 2014 Spring
How urban minority communities devastated by the construction of the interstate highway reclaimed their place through cultural expression
Photographic Architecture in the Twentieth Century Photographic Architecture in the Twentieth Century Claire Zimmerman 2014 Spring
How photography shaped modern architecture
Toward an Architecture of Enjoyment Toward an Architecture of Enjoyment Henri Lefebvre Lukasz Stanek, Editor 2014 Spring
The relationship between bodily pleasure, space, and architecture—from one of the twentieth century’s most important urban theorists
City Choreographer: Lawrence Halprin in Urban Renewal America City Choreographer Lawrence Halprin in Urban Renewal America Alison Bick Hirsch 2014 Spring
How Lawrence Halprin’s choreographic design method mitigated the alienating effects of urban renewal and enriched contemporary urban design
The Social Project: Housing Postwar France The Social Project Housing Postwar France Kenny Cupers 2014 Spring
Maps the architectural, cultural, and intellectual history of suburbanization in postwar France
Architecture since 1400 Architecture since 1400 Kathleen James-Chakraborty 2013 Fall
A sweeping global history of the built environment over six centuries, highlighting the social context in which buildings are commissioned, designed, and constructed
Manhattan Atmospheres: Architecture, the Interior Environment, and Urban Crisis Manhattan Atmospheres Architecture, the Interior Environment, and Urban Crisis David Gissen 2013 Fall
Examines the impact of New York City’s monumental late-modern architecture on the restructuring of the city
Mechanization Takes Command: A Contribution to Anonymous History Mechanization Takes Command A Contribution to Anonymous History Sigfried Giedion 2013 Fall
One of the twentieth century’s best-known architectural theorists examines the impact of mechanization on daily life
Pedestrian Modern: Shopping and American Architecture, 1925–1956 Pedestrian Modern Shopping and American Architecture, 1925–1956 David Smiley 2013 Spring
How the design of stores and shopping centers shaped modern architecture in the United States
Designing the Creative Child: Playthings and Places in Midcentury America Designing the Creative Child Playthings and Places in Midcentury America Amy F. Ogata 2013 Spring
The construction of the “creative child” as Cold War America’s best hope for the future
Radiance from Halcyon: A Utopian Experiment in Religion and Science Radiance from Halcyon A Utopian Experiment in Religion and Science Paul Eli Ivey 2013 Spring
A revealing history of a surprisingly influential and inventive theosophical utopian community
Constitutional Modernism: Architecture and Civil Society in Cuba, 1933–1959 Constitutional Modernism Architecture and Civil Society in Cuba, 1933–1959 Timothy Hyde 2012 Fall
How architecture, law, and urbanism shaped the premises of civil society in Cuba
Little White Houses: How the Postwar Home Constructed Race in America Little White Houses How the Postwar Home Constructed Race in America Dianne Harris 2012 Fall
How the ordinary American house contributed to definitions of middle-class whiteness and an exclusionary housing market in the postwar era
Henri Lefebvre on Space: Architecture, Urban Research, and the Production of Theory Henri Lefebvre on Space Architecture, Urban Research, and the Production of Theory Łukasz Stanek 2011 Spring
Shows how Lefebvre’s theory of space developed out of direct engagement with architecture, urbanism, and urban sociology
Utopia’s Ghost: Architecture and Postmodernism, Again Utopia’s Ghost Architecture and Postmodernism, Again Reinhold Martin 2010 Spring
Unpacking architecture’s important—and continuing—role in postmodern thought
Urban Design Urban Design Alex Krieger and William S. Saunders, Editors 2008 Fall
Highlights key issues in contemporary urban design through a discussion of its origins, current state, and future
The Architecture of Madness: Insane Asylums in the United States The Architecture of Madness Insane Asylums in the United States Carla Yanni 2007 Spring
From Kirkbride buildings to cottages, a fascinating tour through America’s nineteenth-century mental hospitals
Architecture and Suburbia: From English Villa to American Dream House, 1690-2000 Architecture and Suburbia From English Villa to American Dream House, 1690-2000 John Archer 2008 Spring
An illustrated cultural history of the residential landscape of suburbia
The Urban Revolution The Urban Revolution Henri Lefebvre 2003 Spring
The first English translation of Lefebvre’s groundbreaking work on the urban experience