Culture, Politics, and the Built Environment

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Race and Modern Architecture

Race and Modern Architecture

A Critical History from the Enlightenment to the Present
Although race—a concept of human difference that establishes hierarchies of power and domination—has played a critical role in the development of modern architectural discourse and practice since the Enlightenment, its influence on the discipline remains largely underexplored. This volume offers a welcome and long-awaited intervention for the field ...
The Architecture of Good Behavior

The Architecture of Good Behavior

Psychology and Modern Institutional Design in Postwar America
Inspired by the rise of environmental psychology and increasing support for behavioral research after the Second World War, new initiatives at the federal, state, and local levels looked to influence the human psyche through form, or elicit desired behaviors with environmental incentives, implementing what Joy Knoblauch calls “psychological functionalism.” Recruited ...
Neoliberalism on the Ground

Neoliberalism on the Ground

Architecture and Transformation from the 1960s to the Present
Architecture and urbanism have contributed to one of the most sweeping transformations of our times. Over the past four decades, neoliberalism has been not only a dominant paradigm in politics but a process of bricks and mortar in everyday life. Rather than to ask what a neoliberal architecture looks like, ...
Building Character

Building Character

The Racial Politics of Modern Architectural Style

Traces the Racial Charge of the Architectural Writings of Five Modern Theorists

Of Greater Dignity than Riches

Of Greater Dignity than Riches

Austerity and Housing Design in India

A Comprehensive History of the Architectural Design Projects that Defined India

Improvised Cities

Improvised Cities

Architecture, Urbanization, and Innovation in Peru

The History of Aided Self-Help Housing in Peru

Ideals of the Body

Ideals of the Body

Architecture, Urbanism, and Hygiene in Postrevolutionary Paris

Modern hygienic urbanism originated in the airy boulevards, public parks, and sewer system that transformed the Parisian cityscape in the mid-nineteenth century. Sun-Young Park reveals how anxieties about health and social order, which manifested in emerging ideals of the body, created a uniquely spatial and urban experience of modernity in the postrevolutionary capital, one profoundly impacted by hygiene, mobility, productivity, leisure, spectacle, and technology.

Colonialism and Modern Architecture in Germany

Colonialism and Modern Architecture in Germany

This book considers the effects of colonialism, travel, and globalization on the development of modern architecture in Germany from the 1850s until the 1930s. Osayimwese argues that the rise of a new modern language of architecture within Germany during this period was shaped by the country’s colonial and neo-colonial entanglements. Since architectural developments in nineteenth-century Germany are typically understood as crucial to the evolution of architecture worldwide in the twentieth century, this book globalizes the history of modern architecture at its founding moment.

Modern Architecture in Mexico City

Modern Architecture in Mexico City

History, Representation, and the Shaping of a Capital

Kathryn E. O’Rourke offers a new interpretation of the development of modern architecture in the Mexican capital, showing close links between design, evolving understandings of national architectural history, folk art, and social reform.

Building Modern Turkey

Building Modern Turkey

State, Space, and Ideology in the Early Republic

Zeynep Kezer offers a critical account of how the built environment mediated Turkey’s transition from a pluralistic (multiethnic and multireligious) empire into a modern, homogenized nation-state following the collapse of the Ottoman Empire at the end of World War I.

Re-Collecting Black Hawk

Re-Collecting Black Hawk

Landscape, Memory, and Power in the American Midwest

The name Black Hawk permeates the built environment in the upper Midwestern United States. It has been appropriated for everything from fitness clubs to used car dealerships. Re-Collecting Black Hawk examines the phenomena of this appropriation in the physical landscape, and the deeply rooted sentiments it evokes among Native Americans and descendants of European settlers. Nearly 170 original photographs are presented and juxtaposed with texts that reveal and complicate the significance of the imagery. Contributors include tribal officials, scholars, activists, and others.

Designing Tito’s Capital

Designing Tito’s Capital

Urban Planning, Modernism, and Socialism in Belgrade

The devastation of World War II left the Yugoslavian capital of Belgrade in ruins. Communist Party leader Josip Broz Tito saw this as a golden opportunity to recreate the city through his vision of socialism. In Designing Tito’s Capital, Brigitte Le Normand analyzes the unprecedented planning process called for by the new leader, and the determination of planners to create an urban environment that would benefit all citizens.

Architecture, Politics, and Identity in Divided Berlin

Architecture, Politics, and Identity in Divided Berlin

Emily Pugh provides an original comparative analysis of selected works of architecture and urban planning in East and West Berlin during the “Wall era,” to reveal the importance of these structures to the formation of political, cultural, and social identities.

Second Suburb

Second Suburb

Levittown, Pennsylvania
Edited By Dianne Harris

Second Suburb uncovers the unique story of Levittown, Pennsylvania, and its significance to American social, architectural, environmental, and political history.

Winner of the 2011 Allen Noble Book Award from the Pioneer America Society: Best edited book in North American material culture.

Governing by Design

Governing by Design

Architecture, Economy, and Politics in the Twentieth Century

This edited collection offers a unique perspective on twentieth-century architectural history, disputing the primacy placed on individuals in the design and planning process and instead looking to the larger influences of politics, culture, economics, and globalization to uncover the roots of how our built environment evolves.

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