Architecture Sale: North America

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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

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
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 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
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
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
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
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
Living on Campus: An Architectural History of the American Dormitory Living on Campus An Architectural History of the American Dormitory Carla Yanni 2019 Spring
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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