Architecture Sale: Design

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UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA PRESS: 40% OFF BOOKS

All books below are 40% off using code MN89180. Code expires August 1, 2022.

BROWSE BOOKS:

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

BACK TO ALL BOOKS ON SALE

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
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 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 Materiality of Architecture The Materiality of Architecture Antoine Picon 2020 Fall
A new paradigm combining architectural tradition with emerging technologies
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Photographic Architecture in the Twentieth Century Photographic Architecture in the Twentieth Century Claire Zimmerman 2014 Spring
How photography shaped modern architecture
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
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
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
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
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