Traces the Racial Charge of the Architectural Writings of Five Modern Theorists
This collection features Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, voted Best Play of 1984-85 by the New York Drama Critics’ Circle, Fences, winner of the 1987 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, and Joe Turner’s Come and Gone, voted Best Play of 1987-88 by the New York Drama Critics’ Circle.
These two novellas and collection of short stories—Hiding Place (1981), Sent for You Yesterday (1984), and Damballah (1981)—share characters, events, and locales, and are set in the Homewood section of Pittsburgh, where Wideman was raised.
Mark Collins and Margaret Mary Kimmel detail the story of Pennsylvania native Fred Rogers and his classic PBS children’s program Mister Roger’s Neighborhood.
Built in 1901, the Armstrong Cork Building was a thriving factory for more than seven decades. Now abandoned, its owners continue to seek a new life for this grand old structure as an apartment complex. But as Annie Ou2019Neillu2019s photographs reveal, thereu2019s still a vibrant energy within its walls.
For more than eighteen months, Ou2019Neill has been drawn to this building, seeking out its hidden nooks and crannies, finding surprisingly complex artwork on its walls, and connecting with former employees. The 400,000-square-foot building that once provided stoppers for beer and soda bottles now provides shelter for the homeless, a canvas for graffiti artists, a space for raves.
An unguided tour of this late-Victorian factory, Unquiet Ruin complicates our view of abandoned buildings, reminding us that beauty is everywhere, if we only stop to look.
I Can't Wait on God is an unforgettable story of crime, punishment, and loss, set in the back alleys of Pittsburgh's Homewood neighborhood during the summer of 1950. Jeremiah Henderson and his girlfriend Willet Mercer set their sights on New York City after taking money from a pimp Willet impulsively stabs to death. Mack Jack, a gifted musician whose compositions were stolen by a big-city bandleader, struggles to rediscover his inspiration through the use of drugs.
Set in the final year of World War II in a small North Carolina town, Holly is the story of a young white girl from the wrong side of the tracks. Her world is transformed when she falls in love with a handsome, educated black soldier just back from the war. Their relationship touches off a maelstrom that leaves no doubt as to the consequences of crossing proscribed boundaries.
Queloides catalogs an art exhibit on the persistence of racism and racial discrimination in contemporary Cuba. Despite the social transformations implemented by the Cuban revolutionary government since the early 1960s, racism continues to be a deep wound in Cuban society, one that generates countless social and cultural scars. The twelve artists who participate in Queloides insist on the need to acknowledge and debate this social problem. Bilingual in English and Spanish, the book includes several essays that analyze the work of these visual artists in the context of changes experienced by Cuban society since the 1990s, including the resurgence of racist attitudes and behaviors.
Now available in English, Styles of Knowing explores the development of various scientific reasoning processes in cultural-historical context. Kwa organizes his book according to six distinct styles: deductive, experimental, analytical-hypothetical, taxonomic, statistical, and evolutionary. Each chapter explains the historical applications of each style’s unique criterion for good science. Kwa shows also how styles have influenced each other and transformed over time.
The Definitive Biography of the Velvet Revolution Leader Who Overthrew Communism and Created a Democratic Czechoslovakia
A Unique Comparative Study of Urban Development in Three Post-Nazi German Cities Rebuilt under Three Competing Cold War Regime Ideologies
An Investigation into What Makes New Political Parties Succeed—Or Fail
A New Edition of the Classic Account of the Early Dinosaur Craze