Architecture and Design

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
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
 Making Suburbia: New Histories of Everyday America Making Suburbia New Histories of Everyday America John Archer, Paul J. P. Sandul and Katherine Solomonson, Editors 2015 Spring
Illustrates the astonishing complexity of American suburbia
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
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
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