Architecture and Urban Studies Book Sale 2024

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Architecture against Democracy: Histories of the Nationalist International Architecture against Democracy Histories of the Nationalist International Reinhold Martin and Claire Zimmerman, Editors 2024 Spring
Examining architecture’s foundational role in the repression of democracy
Solar Adobe: Energy, Ecology, and Earthen Architecture Solar Adobe Energy, Ecology, and Earthen Architecture Albert Narath 2024 Spring
How a centuries-old architectural tradition reemerged as a potential solution to the political and environmental crises of the 1970s
On the Appearance of the World: A Future for Aesthetics in Architecture On the Appearance of the World A Future for Aesthetics in Architecture Mark Foster Gage 2024 Spring
How can architecture develop better aesthetic directions for the twenty-first-century built environment?
Horror in Architecture: The Reanimated Edition Horror in Architecture The Reanimated Edition Joshua Comaroff and Ong Ker-Shing 2023 Fall
A new edition of this extensive visual analysis of horror tropes and their architectural analogues
The Switch: An Off and On History of Digital Humans The Switch An Off and On History of Digital Humans Jason Puskar 2023 Fall
From the telegraph to the touchscreen, how the development of binary switching transformed everyday life and changed the shape of human agency
The Shape of Utopia: The Architecture of Radical Reform in Nineteenth-Century America The Shape of Utopia The Architecture of Radical Reform in Nineteenth-Century America Irene Cheng 2023 Fall
How nineteenth-century social reformers devised a new set of radical blueprints for society
Nothing Permanent: Modern Architecture in California Nothing Permanent Modern Architecture in California Todd Cronan 2023 Spring
A critical look at the competing motivations behind one of modern architecture’s most widely known and misunderstood movements
Settling Nature: The Conservation Regime in Palestine-Israel Settling Nature The Conservation Regime in Palestine-Israel 2023 Spring
Studying nature conservation in Palestine-Israel through the lens of settler colonialism
Inside the Spiral: The Passions of Robert Smithson Inside the Spiral The Passions of Robert Smithson Suzaan Boettger 2023 Spring
An expansive and revelatory study of Robert Smithson’s life and the hidden influences on his iconic creations
Eastcliff: History of a Home Eastcliff History of a Home Karen Fults Kaler 2022 Fall
An illustrated tour of this historic mansion on the Mississippi River, now the official home of the president of the University of Minnesota—and the most-visited public residence in the state
Betting on Macau: Casino Capitalism and China’s Consumer Revolution Betting on Macau Casino Capitalism and China’s Consumer Revolution Tim Simpson 2023 Spring
A comprehensive look into how Macau’s recent decades of gambling-related growth produced one of the wealthiest territories on the planet
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
Arte Programmata: Freedom, Control, and the Computer in 1960s Italy Arte Programmata Freedom, Control, and the Computer in 1960s Italy Lindsay Caplan 2022 Fall
Tracing the evolution of the Italian avant-garde’s pioneering experiments with art and technology and their subversion of freedom and control
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
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
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
Boathouses of Lake Minnetonka Boathouses of Lake Minnetonka Karen Melvin and Melinda Nelson 2022 Fall
A fascinating chapter of Lake Minnetonka history
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 2021 Fall
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
Studious Drift: Movements and Protocols for a Postdigital Education Studious Drift Movements and Protocols for a Postdigital Education Tyson Lewis and Peter B. Hyland 2022 Fall
What kind of university is possible when digital tools are not taken for granted, but hacked for a more experimental future?
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
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
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
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
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