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The Folklore of the FreewayRace and Revolt in the Modernist City

The Folklore of the Freeway: Race and Revolt in the Modernist City

Eric Avila

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816680726
eISBN:
9781452947860
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816680726.001.0001
Subject:
Architecture, Architectural Theory and Criticism

The Folklore of the Freeway provides an alternative history of highway construction in urban America, emphasizing the cultural politics of fighting freeways in the inner city. Using the methods of ... More

The Fragmented Politics of Urban PreservationBeijing, Chicago, and Paris

The Fragmented Politics of Urban Preservation: Beijing, Chicago, and Paris

Yue Zhang

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816683680
eISBN:
9781452948836
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816683680.001.0001
Subject:
Architecture, Architectural History

The practice of urban preservation has become increasingly controversial in modern cities. In some places, historic monuments dismantled decades ago are rebuilt in exactly the same fashion, whereas ... More

Henri Lefebvre on SpaceArchitecture, Urban Research, and the Production of Theory

Henri Lefebvre on Space: Architecture, Urban Research, and the Production of Theory

Lukasz Stanek

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816666164
eISBN:
9781452946658
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816666164.001.0001
Subject:
Architecture, Architectural Theory and Criticism

This book frames a contextual appreciation of Henri Lefebvre’s idea that space is a social product. The book explicitly confronts both the philosophical and the empirical foundations of Lefebvre’s ... More

House, but No GardenApartment Living in Bombay's Suburbs, 1898-1964

House, but No Garden: Apartment Living in Bombay's Suburbs, 1898-1964

Nikhil Rao

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816678129
eISBN:
9781452948034
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816678129.001.0001
Subject:
Architecture, Architectural History

Between the well-documented development of colonial Bombay and sprawling contemporary Mumbai, a profound shift in the city’s fabric occurred: the emergence of the first suburbs and their distinctive ... More

Imagined MuseumsArt and Modernity in Postcolonial Morocco

Imagined Museums: Art and Modernity in Postcolonial Morocco

Katarzyna Pieprzak

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816665181
eISBN:
9781452946269
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816665181.001.0001
Subject:
Architecture, Architectural History

This book examines the intertwined politics surrounding art and modernization in Morocco from 1912 to the present by considering the structure of the museum not only as a modern institution but also ... More

Impossible HeightsSkyscrapers, Flight, and the Master Builder

Impossible Heights: Skyscrapers, Flight, and the Master Builder

Adnan Morshed

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816673186
eISBN:
9781452947549
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816673186.001.0001
Subject:
Architecture, Architectural History

Impossible Heights examines a distinct American cultural consciousness that came into focus during the interwar years, with the excitement about airplanes and skyscrapers, as well as their ... More

The InterfaceIBM and the Transformation of Corporate Design, 1945-1976

The Interface: IBM and the Transformation of Corporate Design, 1945-1976

John Harwood

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816670390
eISBN:
9781452946825
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816670390.001.0001
Subject:
Architecture, Architectural History

In February 1956 the president of IBM, Thomas Watson Jr., hired the industrial designer and architect Eliot Noyes, charging him with reinventing IBM’s corporate image, from stationery and curtains to ... More

A Joint EnterpriseIndian Elites and the Making of British Bombay

A Joint Enterprise: Indian Elites and the Making of British Bombay

Preeti Chopra

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816670369
eISBN:
9781452947105
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816670369.001.0001
Subject:
Architecture, Architectural History

It was the era of the Raj, and yet this book reveals the unexpected role of native communities in the transformation of the urban fabric of British Bombay from 1854 to 1918. The book demonstrates how ... More

Little White HousesHow the Postwar Home Constructed Race in America

Little White Houses: How the Postwar Home Constructed Race in America

Dianne Harris

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816653324
eISBN:
9781452946412
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816653324.001.0001
Subject:
Architecture, Architectural History

This book adds a new dimension to our understanding of the development of the deep inequalities that have existed (and continue to exist) in the U.S. housing market by looking closely at some ... More

A Manufactured WildernessSummer Camps and the Shaping of American Youth, 1890-1960

A Manufactured Wilderness: Summer Camps and the Shaping of American Youth, 1890-1960

Abigail A. Van Slyck

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816648764
eISBN:
9781452945989
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816648764.001.0001
Subject:
Architecture, Architectural History

Since they were first established in the 1880s, children’s summer camps have touched the lives of millions of people. Why were summer camps created? What concerns and ideals motivated their founders? ... More

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