Buildings & Landscapes: Journal of the Vernacular Architecture Forum

Vernacular Architecture Forum

Buildings & Landscapes: Journal of the Vernacular Architecture Forum
Editors: Lydia Mattice Brandt and Michael J. Chiarappa, Editors
The leading source for scholarly work on vernacular architecture in North America and beyond

Buildings & Landscapes examines the built world that most people experience every day—houses and cities, farmsteads and alleys, churches and courthouses, subdivisions and shopping malls. Strongly based on fieldwork and archival research that views buildings as windows into human life and culture, articles are written by historians, preservationists, architects, cultural and urban geographers, cultural anthropologists, and others involved with the documentation, analysis, and interpretation of the built world.

Formerly titled Perspectives in Vernacular Architecture, Buildings & Landscapes is published twice a year.

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    Editor’s Note by Lydia Mattice Brandt
    Spatial Ethnography of Devon Avenue, Chicago by Arijit Sen
    Los Angeles’s Indoor Swap Meet Boom and the Emergence of a Multiethnic Retailscape by Alec R. Stewart
    From Roman Temple to Baptist Church: Sin and Transformation in Southern Baptist Culture by Margaret M. Grubiak
    “Where Tenants and Tenets Don’t Agree”: Elisabeth Coit and the Planning Practices of the New York City Housing Authority (1934–1951) by Jessica Fletcher
    “A Suitable Memorial”: The History of Public Health Centers in Post–World War II Virginia by Andrew Marshall
    The Invention of Public Space: Designing for Inclusion in Lindsay’s New York by Mariana Mogilevich Review by Noah Allison
    Death and Rebirth in a Southern City: Richmond’s Historic Cemeteries by Ryan K. Smith Review by Lynn Rainville
    The Responsive Environment: Design, Aesthetics, and the Human in the 1970s by Larry Busbea Review by Pollyanna Rhee
    Environmental Design: Architecture, Politics, and Science in Postwar America by Avigail Sachs Review by Elliott Sturtevant
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    Edward A. Chappell, An Appreciation: October 16, 1948–July 25, 2020 by Jeffrey E. Klee
    Bleacher Bugs and Fifty-Centers: The Social Stratification of Baseball Fans through Stadium Design, 1880–1920 by PJ Carlino
    Blocked Out: Mount Rainier and the Landscape of Disappearance by J. Philip Gruen
    Inheritors of the Street: Helen Levitt Photographs Children’s Chalk Drawings by Lauren Graves
    “This House Was Built by Newfoundlanders”: Race, Reconstruction, and Self-Reliant Landscapes in Southern Newfoundland by Dustin Valen
    Timber-Framed Dwellings of the Enslaved and Freedmen in the South Carolina Lowcountry: Continuities and Innovations in Building Practices and Housing Standards by Cameron Moon
    Social Housing in the Middle East: Architecture, Urban Development, and Transnational Modernity by Mohammad Gharipour and Kıvanç Kılinç, eds. Review by Burak Erdim
    The Material Culture of German Texans by Kenneth Hafertepe Review by Stephen Fox
    Indoor America: The Interior Landscape of Postwar Suburbia by Andrea Vesentini Review by Elaine B. Stiles
    American Autopia: An Intellectual History of the American Roadside at Midcentury by Gabrielle Esperdy Review by Andrew P. Marshall
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    The Gyre Narrows, Again: Vernacular Buildings, Vernacular Landscapes, and Environmental History by Michael J. Chiarappa, guest editor
    The View from Rose Hill: Environmental, Architectural, and Cultural Recovery on a Piedmont Landscape by James C. Giesen
    The American Farm Pond by Sally McMurry
    “Selling Sunshine”: The Mackle Company’s Marketing Campaign to Build Retirement and Vacation Communities in South Florida, 1945–1975 by Anna Vemer Andrzejewski
    “Wealth and Beauty in Trees”: State Forestry and the Revitalization of Massachusetts’s Rural Cultural Landscape, 1904–1919 by Aaron A. Ahlstrom
    Landscape Disputed: What Environmental History Can Show Us by Janet Ore
    A Mere Distinction of Color by James Madison Montpelier and Monticello’s The Life of Sally Hemings Review by Susan A. Kern
    The Decorated Tenement: How Immigrant Builders and Architects Transformed the Slum in the Gilded Age by Zachary J. Violette Review by Marianne Hurley
    Garage by Olivia Erlanger and Luis Ortega Govela Review by Peter Ekman
    Living on Campus: An Architectural History of the American Dormitory by Carla Yanni Review by Karen Robbins
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    Editor’s Note by Carl Lounsbury
    Walk This Way: Reconsidering Walking for the Study of Cultural Landscapes by William Littmann
    Disappearing the Enslaved: The Destruction and Rediscovery of Richmond’s Second African Burial Ground by Ryan K. Smith
    Industrial Networks and Urban Development: Kansas City’s Film Row District and National Film Distribution by Stephanie B. Frank
    Using Dendrochronology to Date First Period Houses in the Georgia Backcountry by Mark Reinberger
    Counter Institution: Activist Estates of the Lower East Side by Nandini Bagchee Review by David de la Peña
    Framing Sukkot: Tradition and Transformation in Jewish Vernacular Architecture by Gabrielle Anna Berlinger Review by Jennifer Cousineau
    Gardens of Renaissance Europe and the Islamic Empires: Encounters and Confluences by Muhammed Gharipour, editor Review by Allison James
    Material Witnesses: Domestic Architecture and Plantation Landscapes in Early Virginia by Camille Wells Review by Elizabeth L. O’Leary
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    Mi Casa or Su Casa: U.S. Influence on Domestic Architecture in Northern Honduras by Cynthia G. Falk
    Plans and Priorities: Multifamily Housing Types and French-Canadian Builders in Northern New England, 1890–1950 by Zachary J. Violette
    Rehabbing Housing, Rehabbing People: West 114th Street and the Failed Promise of Housing Rehabilitation by Brian D. Goldstein
    “Until the Lord Come Get Me, It Burn Down, Or the Next Storm Blow It Away”: The Aesthetics of Freedom in African American Vernacular Homestead Preservation by Andrea R. Roberts
    Digital Documentation in Vernacular Architecture Studies by Brent Fortenberry
    Making Cities Global: The Transnational Turn in Urban History by A. K. Sandoval-Strausz and Nancy H. Kwak, editors Review by Robert Cowherd
    Learning from Shenzhen: China’s Post-Mao Experiment from Special Zone to Model City by Mary Ann O’Donnell, Winnie Wong, and Jonathan Bach, editors Review by Wei (Windy) Zhao
    Visualizing Community: Art, Material Culture, and Settlement in Byzantine Cappadocia by Robert G. Ousterhout Review by Cristina Stancioiu
    A New Plantation World: Sporting Estates in the South Carolina Lowcountry, 1900–1940 by Daniel J. Vivian Review by Jill Marie Lord
    The Cemeteries of New Orleans: A Cultural History by Peter B. Dedek Review by Lynn Rainville
    The Politics of Furniture: Identity, Diplomacy, and Persuasion in Post-War Interiors by Fredie Floré and Cammie McAtee, editors Review by Paula Lupkin
    Modernism’s Visible Hand: Architecture and Regulation in America by Michael Osman Review by Avigail Sachs
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    An Interview with Richard Longstreth by Mary Kate Kenney and Cynthia G. Falk
    Ruins of Jamestown by Julia A. King
    “Order, Convenience, and Beauty”: The Style, Space, and Multiple Narratives of San Filipe Courts by Willa Granger
    “First of All”: The Founding of Alpha Phi Alpha and the Search for Fraternal Space at Cornell University, 1905-1920 by Christine G. O’Malley
    No Simple Dwelling: Design, Politics, and the Mid-Twentieth-Century American Economy House by Elaine B. Stiles
    Historic Capital: Preservation, Race, and Real Estate in Washington, D.C. by Cameron Logan, review by Amber N. Wiley
    Architecture RePreformed: The Politics of Reconstruction by Tino Mager, review by Simona Salvo
    The Construction of Equality: Syriac Immigration and the Swedish City by Jennifer Mack, review by Christophe Foultier
    Colonizing, Decolonizing, and Globalizing Kolkata: From Colonial to a Post-Marxist City by Sidhhartha Sen, review by Swati Chattopadhyay
    Palazzos of Power: Central Stations of the Philadelphia Electric Company, 1900-1930 by Aaron Wunsch and Joseph E.B. Elliot, review by Elizabeth Milnarik
    American Catholics and the Church of Tomorrow: Building Churches for the Future, 1925-1975 by Catherine R. Osborne, review by Gretchen T. Buggeln
    Pennsylvania Farming: A History in Landscapes by Sally McMurry, review by Philip E. Pendleton
    The Log Cabin: An American Icon by Alison K. Hoagland, review by Shirley Wajda
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    Fieldwork, Mind, and Building by Jeffrey E. Klee
    Monuments and Memory in Charlottesville by Louis P. Nelson
    A Mission among the Navajo: The Vica, and Architect, and Unforeseen Ghosts by Karla Cavarra Britton
    Beyond the American Foursquare: The Square House in Period Perspective by Evelyn Montgomery
    Restyling the Postwar Prefab: The National Homes Corporation’s Revolution in Home Merchandising by Marisa Gomez Nordyke
    Understanding the Physical Poetry of a Parallel American Dream by Travis McDonald
    Slavery in the City: Architecture and Landscapes of Urban Slavery in North America by Clifton Ellis and Rebecca Ginsburg Review by Lydia Mattice Brandt
    Smell Detectives: An Olfactory History of Nineteenth-Century Urban America by Melanie Kiechle Review by Nicolas Kenny
    Modern Coliseum: Stadiums and American Culture by Benjamin D. Lisle Review by J. Philip Gruen
    The Strip: Las Vegas and the Architecture of the American Dream by Stefan Al Review by Chester Liebs
    Builders, Housewives, and the Construction of Modern Athens by Ioanna Theocharopoulou Review by Eliana Abu-Hamid
    Waterways and the Cultural Landscape by Fancesco Vallerani and Francesco Visentin Review by Guilio Verdini
    Curated Decay: Heritage Beyond Saving by Caitlin Desilvey and Counterpreservation: Architectural Decay in Berlin Since 1989 by Daniela Sandler Review by Michael R. Allen
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    Editor’s Note by Anna Vemer Andrzejewski
    Abbot Lowell Cummings, 1923-2017 by Richard M. Candee
    “General Grant Isn’t Coming Back”: Local Economics, Politics, and Historic Preservation in Galena, Illinois, 1964-1981 by Patrick Allan Pospisek
    “This is Ivy City”: An Iconic Building’s Role in Gentrification and Neighborhood Identity in Washington, D.C. by Rebecca Summer
    “Part of Who We Are”: Using Old Buildings to Foster Citizenship in North Africa (Oran, Algeria, and Casablanca, Morocco) by Diana Wylie
    Working the Delaware Estuary: African American Cultural Landscapes and the Contours of Environmental Experience by Michael J. Chiarappa
    City of Refuse: Separatists and Utopian Town Planning by Michael J. Lewis Review by Carl Abbot
    California Mission Landscapes: Race, Memory, and the Politics of Heritage by Elizabeth Kryder-Reid Review by Paul J. P. Sandul
    Freedom and the Cage: Modern Architecture and Psychiatry in Central Europe, 1890-1914 by Leslie Topp Review by Sarah Leavitt
    National Park Roads: A Legacy in the American Landscape by Timothy Davis Review by William Wyckoff
    Europe Meets America: Willam Lescaze, Architect of Modern Housing by Gaia Caramellino, Translated by Marella Feltrin-Morris Review by Kristin E. Larsen
    Homeland: Zionism as Housing Regime, 1860-2011 by Yael Allweil Review by Noam Shoked
    Easy On, Easy Off: The Urban Pathology of America’s Small Towns by Jack Williams Review by Timothy Davis
    Detroit Is No Dry Bones: The Eternal City of the Industrial Age by Camilo Jose Vergara Review by David Schalliol
    The Roots of the Urban Renaissance: Gentrification and Struggle over Harlem by Brian D. Goldstein Review by Marisa Angell Brown
    All the Queens Houses by Rafael Herrin-Ferri Review by Joseph Sciorra
    Housekeeping By Design: Hotels and Labor by David Brody Review by Lisa Pfueller Davidson
    The Rule of Logistics: Walmart and the Architecture of Fulfillment by Jesse LeCavalier Review by Mark Gillem
    Airport Urbanism: Infrastructure and Mobility in Asia by Max Hirsch Review by Owen Gutfreund
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    Introducing Environmental History into Vernacular Architecture: Considerations from New England’s Historic Dams by C. Ian Stevenson
    “Build the Negro houses near together”: Thomas Jefferson and the Evolution of Mulberry Row’s Vernacular Landscape by Gardiner Hallock
    One Standardized House for All: America’s Little House by Kristina Borrman
    Light on the Land: Construction Revolution in Farm Buildings of the Northern Rockies, 1890–1910 by Maire O’Neill Conrad
    Towards a History of the Suburban Driveway by David Salomon
    Taming Manhattan: Environmental Battles in the Antebellum City by Catherine McNeur. Review by Lisa Goff.
    Old Wheelways: Traces of Bicycle History on the Land by Robert L. McCullough. Review by Evan Friss.
    Shantytown, USA: Forgotten Landscapes of the Working Poor by Lisa Goff. Review by James Michael Buckley.
    Hope in Hard Times: Norvelt and the Struggle for Community During the Great Depression by Timothy Kelly, Margaret Power, and Michael Cary. Review by Kristin M. Szylvian.
    Capturing the City: Photographs from the Streets of St. Louis, 1900-1930 by Joseph Heathcott and Angela Dietz. Review by Rebekah Burgess Abramovich.
    Bulldozer: Demolition and Clearance of the Postwar Landscape by Francesca Russello Ammon. Review by Mary Rocco.
    Developing Expertise: Architecture and Real Estate in Metropolitan America by Sara Stevens. Review by Ocean Howell.
    A World of Homeowners: American Power and the Politics of Housing Aid by Nancy H. Kwak. Review by Max Hirsh.
    Practicing Utopia: An Intellectual History of the New Town Movement by Rosemary Wakeman. Review by Mark Clapson.
    What Can and Can’t Be Said: Race, Uplift, and Monument Building in the Contemporary South by Dell Upton. Review by Sarah Beetham.
    From Steel to Slots: Casino Capitalism in the Postindustrial City by Chloe E. Taft. Review by Francesca Russello Ammon.
    Food and the City: Histories of Culture and Cultivation, Dorotheé Imbert, editor. Review by Catherine McNeur.
    Canada: Modern Architectures in History by Rhodri Windsor Liscombe and Michelangelo Sabatino. Review by Isabelle Gournay.
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    From Ritual to Protest: Sukkot in the Garden of Hope by Gabrielle Anna Berlinger
    The Coed’s Predicament: The Martha Cook Building at the University of Michigan by Carla Yanni
    Placing Radio in Sackville, New Brunswick by Michael Windover
    Light on the Land: Construction Revolution in Farm Buildings of the Northern Rockies, 1890–1910 by Maire O’Neill Conrad
    Design for Mobility. Intercity Bus Terminals in the Puget Sound Region by Jeffrey Karl Ochsner and David A. Rash
    Architecture and Empire in Jamaica by Louis P. Nelson. Review by Edward Chappell.
    Selling Paris: Property and Commercial Culture in the Fin-de-siècle Capital by Alexia M. Yates. Review by Isabelle Gournay
    The Mutual Housing Experiment: New Deal Communities for the Urban Middle Class by Kristin M. Szylvian. Review by John F. Bauman.
    The Suburban Church: Modernism and Community in Postwar America by Gretchen Buggeln. Review by Victoria M. Young.
    Obsolescence: An Architectural History by Daniel M. Abramson. Review by Brian D. Goldstein.
    Zoo Renewal: White Flight and the Animal Ghetto by Lisa Uddin. Review by John M. Kinder.
    Making Suburbia: New Histories of Everyday America, John Archer, Paul J. P. Sandul, and Katherine Solomonson, editors. Review by Mary Corbin Sies.
    Last Project Standing: Civics and Sympathy in Post-welfare Chicago by Catherine Fennell. Review by Lawrence J. Vale.
    Ethno-Architecture and the Politics of Migration, Mirjana Lozanovska, editor. Review by Michael Rios.
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    Peopling Preservation: A Forum in Honor of the Fiftieth Anniversary of the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966 by Cynthia G. Falk and Anna Vemer Andrzejewski
    “It’s Not the Location; It’s the Institution”: The New Politics of Historic Preservation within the Heritage Tourism Economy by Davarian L. Baldwin
    Preservation and Negotiation of History and Identity in Lexington, Kentucky by Bryan D. Orthel
    Interiors, Histories, and the Preservation of Chicago’s Hull House Settlement by Erin Cunningham
    The Grid Comes Home: Wiring and Lighting the American Farmhouse by Sarah Rovang
    American Crossroads: General Motors’ Midcentury Campaign to Promote Modernist Urban Design in Hometown U.S.A. by Nathaniel Robert Walker
    The Photographic Construction of Urban Renewal in Fargo, North Dakota by Mike Christenson
    The Chesapeake House: Architectural Investigation by Colonial Williamsburg, Cary Carson and Carl R. Lounsbury, editors. Review by Kathryn E. Wilson
    Hitler at Home by Despina Stratigakos. Review by Annmarie Adams
    Detached America: Building Houses in Postwar Suburbia by James A. Jacobs. Review by Barbara Miller Lane
    Houses for a New World: Builders and Buyers in American Suburbs 1945–1965 by Barbara Miller Lane. Review by Richard Longstreth
    The Camaro in the Pasture: Speculations on the Cultural Landscape of America by Robert B. Riley. Review by Elihu Rubin
    SubUrbanisms: Casino Urbanization, Chinatowns, and the Contested American Landscape, Stephen Fan, curator, and Chinese Style: Rediscovering the Architecture of Poy Gum Lee, 1923-1968, Kerri Culhane, curator. Review by June Williamson
    Re-Collecting Black Hawk: Landscape, Memory, and Power in the American Midwest, Nicolas A. Brown and Sarah E. Kanouse, editors. Review by Justin M. Carroll
    Book for Architects, Wolfgang Tillmans, curator. Review by Gabrielle Bendiner-Viani
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    Teaching Buildings and Landscapes to Today’s Undergraduates: Beyond the Classroom by Gretchen Townsend Buggeln
    Object Lesson
    “All the Help I Needed, I Got Here”: Miami’s Freedom Tower and the Freedom Tower’s Miami by Mauricio F. Castro
    Motive Power: Fans, Punkahs, and Fly Brushes in the Antebellum South by Dana Byrd
    A Female Sanctuary on the Former Western Front: The Gold Star Pilgrimage Rest Houses in France, 1930–33 by Allison S. Finkelstein
    Race and Contested Rural Space in the Missouri Delta: African American Farm Workers and the Delmo Labor Homes, 1940–51 by Heidi Dodson
    Wasteland: A History by Vittoria Di Palma. Review by Louis P. Nelson.
    A City for Children: Women, Architecture, and Charitable Landscapes of Oakland, 1850–1950 by Marta Gutman. Review by Paula Lupkin.
    The Working Man’s Green Space: Allotment Gardens in England, France, and Germany, 1870–1919 by Micheline Nilsen. Review by Marie Warsh.
    Purging the Poorest: Public Housing and the Design Politics of Twice-Cleared Communities by Lawrence J. Vale. Review by Jennifer Hock.
    Into the Void Pacific: Building the 1939 San Francisco World’s Fair by Andrew M. Shanken. Review by Robert W. Rydell.
    Looking Beyond the Icons: Midcentury Architecture, Landscape, and Urbanism by Richard Longstreth. Review by David Smiley.
    Toward an Architecture of Enjoyment by Henri Lefebvre, edited by Łukasz Stanek, translated by Robert Bononno. Review by Olga Touloumi.
    The City Lost & Found: Capturing New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles, 1960–1980 edited by Katherine A. Bussard, Alison Fisher, and Greg Foster-Rice. Review by Benjamin Holtzman.
    ArchiPop: Mediating Architecture in Popular Culture edited by D. Medina Lasansky. Review by Sara Stevens.
    The Remittance Landscape: Spaces of Migration in Rural Mexico and Urban USA by Sarah Lynn Lopez. Review by Helen Gyger.
    New Architecture on Indigenous Lands by Joy Monice Malnar and Frank Vodvarka. Review by Peter Nabakov.
    How to Read the American West: A Field Guide by William Wyckoff. Review by Cathleen D. Cahill.
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    Editor’s Note by Cynthia G. Falk
    Peculiar Places and Strange Guests: Obsolete Resorts in Some Mid-Twentieth Century Children’s Books by Kevin D. Murphy
    Object Lesson
    Thomas Hirschhorn’s Gramsci Monument: Negotiating Monumentality with Instability and Everyday Life by Luisa Valle
    Charlottesville’s Landscape of Prostitution, 1880-1950 by Daniel Bluestone
    Selling Spirituality and Spectacle: Religious Pavilions at the New York World’s Fair of 1964-1965 by Julie Nicoletta
    Research Notes
    The Hidden Cityscapes of Informal Housing in Suburban Los Angeles and the Paradox of Horizontal Density by Jake Wegmann
    Robert Morris’s Folly: The Architectural and Financial Failures of an American Founder by Ryan K. Smith. Review by Whitney Martinko
    Building Zion: The Material World of Mormon Settlement by Thomas Carter. Review by Michael Ann Williams
    House But No Garden: Apartment Living in Bombay’s Suburbs, 1898-1964 by Nikhil Rao. Review by Swati Chattopadhyay
    Urban Appetites: Food and Culture in Nineteenth-Century New York by Cindy R. Lobel. Review by Theresa McCulla
    Built with Faith: Italian American Imagination and Catholic Material Culture in New York City by Joseph Sciorra. Review by Cindy R. Lobel
    Houses Without Names: Architectural Nomenclature and the Classification of America’s Common Houses by Thomas C. Hubka. Review by Chris Wilson
    100 Years of Design on the Land, exhibition curated by Robin Karson. Review by Catherine Seavitt Nordenson
    A World More Concrete: Real Estate and the Remaking of Jim Crow South Florida by N. D. B. Connolly. Review by Brian D. Goldstein
    The Social Project: Housing Postwar France by Kenny Cupers. Review by Alexia Yates
    Manhattan Atmospheres: Architecture, the Interior Environment, and Urban Crisis by David Gissen . Reviewed by Rohit T. Aggarwala
    Commemorating and Forgetting: Challenges for the New South Africa by Martin J. Murray. Review by Jeremy Foster
    Global Suburbs: Urban Sprawl from the Rio Grande to Rio de Janeiro by Lawrence A. Herzog. Review by Richard Harris
    Vernacular Architecture and Regional Design: Cultural Process and Environmental Response by Kingston Wm. Heath. Review by Elaine B. Stiles
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    A Note from the Editors by Marta Gutman and Cynthia G. Falk
    Letter to the Editors
    American Railways and the Cultural Landscape of Immigration by Catherine Boland Erkkila
    Schools for the Colored by Wendel A. White
    Pedestrian Modern: Shopping and American Architecture, 1925-1956 by David Smiley. Review by Erica Allen-Kim
    The Gateway Arch: A Biography by Tracy Campbell. Review by Adam Blahut
    The Folklore of the Freeway: Race and Revolt in the Modernist City by Eric Avila. Review by Llana Barber
    Covert Capital: Landscapes of Denial and the Making of U.S. Empire in the Suburbs of Northern Virginia by Andrew Friedman. Review by Chris Capozzola
    Rethinking the American City: An International Dialogue edited by Miles Orvell and Klaus Benesch. Review by Matthew Gordon Lasner
    Spatial History Project at Stanford University. Review By William S. Walker
    Object Lesson
    James Anderson Blacksmith Shop, 1986-2011: An Appreciation by Jeffrey E. Klee
    “Brickmaker + Farmer” Damariscotta River Brick Making in the Nineteenth Century and the Traces of Maine’s Agro-Industrial Past by Jørgen G. Cleemann
    Research Notes:
    The Public Image of Dairying in the Late Twentieth Century: A Primary Source Trail by Sally McMurray
    Building a Market: The Rise of the Home Improvement Industry, 1914-1960 by Richard Harris. Review by Chad Randl
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    Buildings as Cultural Narratives: Interpreting African American Lifeways in a Montana Gold Mining Camp by Kingston Wm. Heath
    Exile on the Commercial Strip: Vietnam War Memorials in Little Saigon and the Politics of Commemoration by Erica S. Allen-Kim
    “Look Who’s Designing Kitchens”: Personalization, Gender, and Design Authority in the Postwar Remodeled Kitchen by Chad Randl
    Reediting the Architectural Past: A Comparison of Surviving Physical and Documentary Evidence on Maryland’s Eastern Shore by Orlando Ridout V
    Crafting Lives: African American Artisans in New Bern, North Carolina, 1770–1900 by Catherine W. Bishir. Review by Ellen Weiss
    The Springfield Gas Machine: Illuminating Industry and Leisure, 1860s–1920s by Donald W. Linebaugh. Review by Lucy B. Wayne
    The Land Was Ours: African American Beaches from Jim Crow to the Sunbelt South by Andrew Kahrl. Review by Jeff Wiltse
    Postcards from the Rio Bravo Border: Picturing the Place, Placing the Picture, 1900s–1950s by Daniel D. Arreo. Review by Mark C. Childs
    Tokyo Vernacular: Common Spaces, Local Histories, Found Objects by Jordan Sand. Review by Chester H. Liebs
    Research Notes
    The Trials and Tribulations of Mapping Colonial Newport by Catherine W. Zipf
    Jonathan Fisher of Blue Hill, Maine: Commerce, Culture, and Community on the Eastern Frontier by Kevin D. Murphy. Review by Liam Riordan
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    A Note from the Editors
    New in Town: The California Garden Apartment in the 1960s
    Architect as Developer and the Postwar U.S. Apartment, 1945–1960
    Tradition, Culture, and Memory in a Foreign Land: The Housing Choices of Norwegian Immigrant Anna Christopherson Goulson
    Architectures of West African Enslavement
    Research Notes
    Searching for Donum Montford: Methods and Mysteries in Researching an African American Artisan
    Little White Houses: How the Postwar Home Constructed Race in America by Dianne S. Harris
    Railroaded: The Transcontinentals and the Making of Modern America by Richard White
    Designing the Creative Child: Playthings and Places in Midcentury America by Amy F. Ogata
    Manufacturing a Socialist Modernity: Housing in Czechoslovakia, 1945–1960 by Kimberly Elman Zarecor
    Diálogos: Placemaking in Latino Communities, Michael Rios and Leonardo Vazquez, editors, with Lucrezia Miranda
    Unlearning the City: Infrastructure in a New Optical Field by Swati Chattopadhyay
    Photography and the American Civil War, exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, New York, and catalog by Jeff L. Rosenheim
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    Editors’ Introduction by Marta Gutman and Cynthia G. Falk
    Orlando Ridout V, October 13, 1953 – April 6, 2013 by Edward Chappell
    “Leap and Shout Ye Living Building”: Ritual Performance and Architectural Collaboration in Early Shaker Meetinghouses by Arthur E. McLendon
    “And Will You There a City Build”: The Moravian Congregation Town and the Creation of Salem, North Carolina by Christopher E. Hendricks
    Mapping the Slave Trade in Richmond and New Orleans by Maurie D. McInnis
    Segregation: A Global History of Divided Cities by Carl Nightingale. Review by Nancy Haekyung Kwak
    Living Over the Store: Architecture and Local Urban Life by Howard Davis. Review by Richard Longstreth
    In the Watches of the Night: Life in the Nocturnal City, 1820-1930 by Peter C. Baldwin. Review by Eric J. Morser
    High Life: Condo Living in the Suburban Century by Matthew Gordon Lasner. Review by Ann Durkin Keating
    Insuring the City: The Prudential Center and the Postwar Urban Landscape by Elihu Rubin. Review by James Michael Buckley
    Self-Construction, Vernacular Materials, and Democracy Building: Los Bestias, Lima, 1984–1987 by Dorota Biczel
    The Impact of Sanitation Reform on the Farm Landscape in U.S. Dairying, 1890-1950 by Sally McMurry
    Research Notes
    Place in the Institutional Setting: Patient Constructed Buildings on the St. Peter Regional Treatment Center Campus by Sara Witty
    The Masons of Djenné by Trevor H. J. Marchand. Review by Mark Dike DeLancey
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    Editors’ Introduction
    “Dreams of Oriental Romance”: Reinventing Chinatown in 1930s Los Angeles
    Athens or Anarchy? Soapbox Oratory and the Early Twentieth-Century American City
    Building Autonomy: A History of the Fifteenth Ward Hall of the Mormon Women's Relief Society
    The Dunbar High School Dilemma: Architecture, Power, and the Struggle for African American Cultural Heritage
    Sweet Cane: The Architecture of the Sugar Works of East Florida by Lucy B. Wayne
    Robert R. Taylor and Tuskegee: An African American Architect Designs for Booker T. Washington by Ellen Weiss
    Corn Palaces and Butter Queens: A History of Crop Art and Dairy Sculpture by Pamela H. Simpson
    Saving Wright: The Freeman House and the Preservation of Meaning, Materials, and Modernity by Jeffrey M. Chusid
    The Invention of Brownstone Brooklyn: Gentrification and the Search for Authenticity in Postwar New York by Suleiman Osman
    Pastoral Capitalism: A History of Suburban Corporate Landscapes by Louise A. Mozingo
    Latino Vernaculars and the Emerging National Landscape
    Research Notes
    George Thompson Garrison’s Shelter Tent
    Meetinghouses of Early New England by Peter Benes
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    Editors’ Introduction
    Barabara G. Carson, 1941–2011: An Appreciation
    Letter to the Editors
    Mainstream and Marginal: Situating the American Roadside Photographs of John Margolies
    The Danforth Chapel Program on the Public American Campus
    A Cheerful and Comfortable Faith: Anglican Religious Practice in the Elite Households of Eighteenth-Century Virginia by Lauren F. Winner
    The Greatest Grid: The Master Plan of Manhattan, 1811-2011: An exhibition at the Museum of the City of New York
    A Joint Enterprise: Indian Elites and the Making of British Bombay by Preeti Chopra
    Black Rock: A Zuni Cultural Landscape and the Meaning of Place by William A. Dodge
    Fallout Shelter: Designing for Civil Defense in the Cold War by David Monteyne
    At Home with Apartheid: The Hidden Landscape of Domestic Service in Johannesburg by Rebecca Ginsburg
    Place, Race, and Story: Essays on the Past and Future of Historic Preservation by Ned Kaufman
    When Tourism is History: Travel and the Construction of the Past in Cooperstown, New York
    Reunified, Rebuilt, Enlarged, or Rehabilitated: Deciphering Friends’ Complex Attitudes toward their Meeting Houses
    The Plazas of New Mexico by Chris Wilson and Stefanos Polyzoides, editors; Miguel Gandert, contemporary photography; José Zelaya, documentary drawings editor
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    Table of Contents, Volume 18 - Issue 2

    Viewpoint: Building Stories: Narrative Prospects for Vernacular Architecture Studies by Ryan K. Smith
    Introducing the Bathroom: Space and Change in Working-Class Houses by Alison K. Hoagland
    The Floating Dwellings of Chong Kneas, Cambodia by Tijen Roshko
    The New Urban Dining Room: Sidewalk Cafes in Postindustrial Philadelphia by Stephen E. Nepa
    Violence and the Vernacular: Conflict, Commemoration and Rebuilding in the Urban Context by Sara McDowell and Catherine Switzer
    Built from Below: British Architecture and the Vernacular, Peter Guillery editor. Review by Carl Lounsbury
    The Jeffersons at Shadwell by Susan Kern. Review by Barbara J. Heath
    The Great Valley Road of Virginia: Shenandoah Landscapes from Prehistory to the Present, Warren R. Hofstra and Karl Raitz, editors. Review by John Hankey
    Washed with Sun: Landscape and the Making of White South Africa by Jeremy Foster. Review by Rebecca Ginsburg
    Melodramatic Landscapes: Urban Parks in the Nineteenth Century by Heath Massey Schenker. Review by Eliza Earle Ferguson
    The Once and Future New York: Historic Preservation and the Modern City by Randall Mason. Review by Carla Yanni
    Killing for Coal: America’s Deadliest Labor War by Thomas G. Andrews. Review by Alison K. Hoagland
    Retrofitting Suburbia: Urban Design Solutions for Redesigning Suburbs by Ellen Dunham-Jones and June Williamson. Review by Jason Alexander Hayter
    Census of Places that Matter by The Place Matters Project of City Lore and the Municipal Art Society. Review by Mike Christenson
    The Making of the American Landscape, Michael P. Conzen editor. Review by Chris Wilson