Architecture Sale: Urban Studies

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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

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
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
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
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 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 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 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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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

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