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New Art & Architecture Books in Olin Library
Click on the maroon title to link to the Drury catalog to see if it is available, and whether it is in the "NEW BOOK AREA". All titles can be found in the "main" collection unless otherwise noted.
Architectural Dynamics in Pre-Revolutionary Iran : dialogic encounter between tradition and modernity by
Call Number: NA1485 .A73 2019
Publication Date: : dialogic encounter between tradition and modernity
This volume consider the major trends and developments in Iranian architecture during the 1960s and '70s in order to further our understanding of the underpinnings and intentions of Persian architecture during this period. While narrative explorations of modernism have relied heavily upon classifications based on Western experiences and influences, this book provides a more holistic view of the development of Persian architecture by studying both the internal and external forces that influenced it in the late twentieth century. The essays in Architectural Dynamics in Pre-Revolutionary Iran, accompanied by more than eighty images, shed light on the fascinating--and sometimes controversial--evolution of Iranian architecture and its constant quest for a new paradigm of cultural identity.
Architecture As Profession: the origins of architectural practice in the Low Countries in the fifteenth century by
Call Number: NA1135 .H872 2018
Publication Date: Turnhout, Belgium : Brepols, 
Fifteenth-century Florence is generally considered the cradle of the modern architect. There, for the first time since Antiquity, the Vitruvian concept which distinguishes between builder and designer was recognised in architectural theory, causing a fundamental rupture in architectural practice. In this well-established narrative Northern Europe only followed a century later when, along with the diffusion of Italian treatises and the introduction of the all'antica style, a new type of architect began to replace traditional gothic masters. However, historiography has largely overlooked the important transformations in building organisation that laid the foundations for our modern architectural production, such as the advent of affluent contractors, public tenders, and specialised architectural designers, all of which happened in fifteenth-century Northern Europe. Drawing on a wealth of new source material from the Low Countries, this book offers a new approach to the transition from the Middle Ages to the Early Modern Period by providing an alternative interpretation to the predominantly Italo-centric perspective of the current literature, and its concomitant focus on style and on Vitruvian theory.
Building Great Schools for a Great City by
Call Number: Oversize LB3218.N7 H68 2019
Publication Date: [Novato, CA] : ORO Editions, 2019.
The New York City School Construction Authority's (SCA) mission is to design and construct safe, attractive, and environmentally sound public schools for children throughout the communities of the City's five boroughs.Since its creation in 1988, the SCA has kept moving forward, constantly innovating to ensure that it designs and builds schools that meet the current needs of the City's students and teachers. In addition to building and modernizing educational facilities, the SCA is invested in developing much-needed resources and capacity building mechanisms for engaging diverse communities in the construction process. The SCA maintains one of the most successful small business development programs in the country and recently established a workforce development and small business initiative for college students.As the SCA celebrates its 30-year anniversary, its primary goal remains the same as on the day of its creation: to ensure that all children in the country's largest public school system have the facilities necessary to prepare them for the twenty-first century and beyond.
Christian Schad Vol. 2 : Catalogue Raisonne - Photographs by
Call Number: N 6888 S3 A4 2008 v.2
Publication Date: Wienand GmbH, Druck- & Verlagshaus 2013-03-31
The second volume in a series detailing the work of Christian Schad--one of the most important artists associated with the New Objectivity--this examination goes beyond his most famous medium to explore his lesser-known talent for photography. The collection reveals numerous rare images from the early to mid-1930s for the first time, from landscapes and abstract motifs to the striking metropolis of Berlin. Featuring accompanying discussions on the relationship between the New Objectivity and photography, the book also delves into Schad's artistic approach, focusing on his use of photographs in the painting of his famous portraits as well as his later unique method of artistic cameraless photography in his "Schadographs."
Clare Woods: Strange Meetings by
Call Number: ND497.W739 A4 2016
Publication Date: London : Art Books Publishing, 
British artist Clare Woods is internationally regarded as one of the most significant painters working today. Her paintings and works on paper are found in important public and private collections around the world, and she has produced many highprofile public commissions in the UK and Europe. Her highly colouristic paintings in oil or gloss paint on aluminium of strange, dark landscapes and anthropomorphic forms hover somewhere between abstraction and representation, expressing both a poetic romanticism and an unnerving psychic charge. This beautifully designed and illustrated volume is the first monograph on Woods' art. It presents all the major works from her career to date, from small-scale intimate paintings and prints to ambitious large-scale architectural projects. The dynamic layout of the book, with a varied mix of close-up detail and installation shots, gives the reader a strong sense of the diverse scale and immersive, push-pull nature of the paintings. Five prominent writers consider various aspects of her practice, including her use of photographic source material; her engagement with the traditions of landscape and figurative art; her relationship with artistic forebears, such as Francis Bacon, Paul Nash and Graham Sutherland; the context of painting practice today and twenty-firstcentury culture; and the connections between her life and work.
The Design of Childhood: how the material world shapes independent kids by
Call Number: GV425 .L36 2018
Publication Date: New York : Bloomsbury Publishing, 2018
A brilliant and insightful cultural history of how the design of toys, clothes, furnishings, and other physical surroundings at school and at home affect a child 's development. Parents obsess over their children 's food, their kindergarten curriculum, and their sports prowess, but the kitchens, classrooms, playing fields and bus stops where kids eat, learn, run and chat are as important as the activities themselves. From early in children 's lives, environment shapes them. When you give a child a wooden toy over a plastic one, you are making a choice that will affect the child 's behavior, values, and health. Wonderland offers a guided tour through children 's pint-sized landscape, from the building block to the sandbox. Playgrounds must become battlegrounds against obesity, as well as spaces for families to enjoy together. Classrooms should be gadgets to produce knowledge, rather than boxes where children are warehoused. Cities must be made more welcoming for all ages. Otherwise, we end up with hyperactive kids and housebound parents, helicopter moms and children with no place safe to ride their bicycles. Before children focus on the page, the screen, or the keyboard, kids need to build, climb, and even skin their knees in a three-dimensional world. As a design critic, she extracts meaning from the look and feel of objects and buildings, connecting aesthetic choices to social effects. Lange also uses case studies to show recurring patterns and new inventions in the history of parenting, play and education. Each chapter of Wonderland addresses children, design, and space, and shows how toys, playrooms, classrooms, playgrounds, even different modes of transportation can help children 's capabilities grow.
Fronts: military urbanisms and the developing world by
Call Number: NA490 .K75 2020
Publication Date: Novato : Applied Research & Design Publishing, an imprint of ORO Editions, 
FRONTS uncovers a growing geography of codependence between the global security complex and the urban morphologies of the developing world, which it increasingly incriminates. Military training sites provide a lens through which we can better understand the shape of the city to come. Military doctrine has recently and dramatically shifted to view the world's cities as suspect sites of potential aggression. As the majority of new urban life will manifest in informal development, the world is now more than ever explicitly divided in two camps--those who view the informal city as an opportunity, and those who view the informal city as a threat. This paradigmatic shift has set the stage for impending conflict between security and development interests, which use the informal city as their site.
Gathering: Bohlin Cywinski Jackson by
Call Number: NA737.B557 A4 2020
Publication Date: [Novato, CA] : Oro Editions, 
Good buildings require an understanding of the principles of structure, light, space, and material, but great buildings require an understanding of people. The most successful inspire through the interactions and connections made within them. Gathering is the latest book from the award-winning architecture firm Bohlin Cywinski Jackson. This collection of work exemplifies how architecture has the power to bring people together by design, allowing them to engage with one another in new ways, to generate ideas, share their passions, and build communities. The fourteen projects included in this volume range greatly in size, function, and aesthetic, from the High Meadow Dwellings at Fallingwater to the Newport Beach Civic Center in southern California to Apple Stores located around the world. Through full-color photographs as well as conceptual sketches and diagrams, each case study gives insight into Bohlin Cywinski Jackson's design process, and how the firm's approach has helped transform clients' institutions, workplaces, retail environments, research laboratories, and public spaces into extraordinary places for people.
Happy City by
Call Number: HT166 .M5865 2013
Publication Date: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 
A globe-trotting, eye-opening exploration of how cities can--and do--make us happier people Charles Montgomery's Happy City will revolutionize the way we think about urban life. After decades of unchecked sprawl, more people than ever are moving back to the city. Dense urban living has been prescribed as a panacea for the environmental and resource crises of our time. But is it better or worse for our happiness? Are subways, sidewalks, and tower dwelling an improvement on the car-dependence of sprawl? The award-winning journalist Charles Montgomery finds answers to such questions at the intersection between urban design and the emerging science of happiness, and during an exhilarating journey through some of the world's most dynamic cities. He meets the visionary mayor who introduced a "sexy" lipstick-red bus to ease status anxiety in Bogotá; the architect who brought the lessons of medieval Tuscan hill towns to modern-day New York City; the activist who turned Paris's urban freeways into beaches; and an army of American suburbanites who have transformed their lives by hacking the design of their streets and neighborhoods. Full of rich historical detail and new insights from psychologists and Montgomery's own urban experiments, Happy City is an essential tool for understanding and improving our own communities. The message is as surprising as it is hopeful: by retrofitting our cities for happiness, we can tackle the urgent challenges of our age. The happy city, the green city, and the low-carbon city are the same place, and we can all help build it.
John Singer Sargent: portraits in charcoal by
Call Number: NC139.S27 A4 2019
Publication Date: New York, New York : The Morgan Library & Museum ; Washington, District of Columbia : National Portrait Gallery ; Lewes, England : in association with D Giles Limited, 2019.
John Singer Sargent (1856-1925) was one of the greatest portrait artists of his time. While he is best known for his powerful paintings, he largely ceased painting portraits in 1907 and turned instead to charcoal drawings to satisfy portrait commissions. These drawn portraits represent a substantial, yet often overlooked, part of his practice, and they demonstrate the same sense of immediacy, psychological sensitivity, and mastery of chiaroscuro that animate Sargent's sitters on canvas. This volume presents over sixty superb portrait drawings, showcasing sitters famous for their roles in politics, society, and the arts. It also explores the friendships and the networks of patronage that underpinned Sargent's practice as a portrait draftsman in Edwardian Britain and Progressive Era America.
Justice Is Beauty by
Call Number: NA737.M216835 A4 2019
Publication Date: New York, New York : The Monacelli Press, 
Founded in 2008, MASS Design Group collaborated with Partners In Health and the Rwanda Ministry of Health to design and build the Butaro District Hospital in Rwanda, a masterwork of architecture that also uniquely serves a community in need. Since then, MASS has grown into a dynamic collaborative of architects, planners, engineers, filmmakers, researchers, and public health professionals working in more than a dozen countries in the fields of design, research, policy, education, and strategic planning. Amid ongoing recognition (the 2018 American Academy of Arts and Letters Award in Architecture, the 2017 Cooper Hewitt National Design Award in Architecture), MASS's most recent project, the National Memorial for Peace and Justice in Montgomery, Alabama, has been featured in more than 400 publications, including the New York Times, the New Yorker, and the Washington Post. Mark Lamster of Dallas Morning News called the memorial "the single greatest work of American architecture of the twenty-first century." Justice Is Beauty highlights MASS's first decade of designing, researching, and advocating for an architecture of justice and human dignity. With more than thirty projects built or under construction and some 200,000 people served, MASS has pioneered an immersive approach in the practice of architecture that provides the infrastructure, buildings, and physical systems necessary for growth, dignity, and well-being, while always engaging local communities with attention to the specifics of cultural context and social needs.
Lotte Laserstein: face to face by
Call Number: ND588.L2775 A4 2018
Publication Date: Munich ; London ; New York : Prestel Verlag, 
This volume reintroduces the fascinating work of German-Swedish painter, Lotte Laserstein, who was known for her groundbreaking portraiture in the 1920s and 30s. After being one of the first women to graduate from Berlin Art Academy in 1927, Lotte Laserstein began making a name for herself in Weimar era Berlin's thriving art scene. She was a remarkable portraitist, capturing everyday citizens of Berlin from motorcyclists to girls playing tennis, to women applying makeup. This volume features fifty works by Laserstein that show her artistic development during the 1920s and 1930s. She was known for spurning the usual depiction of women and instead portrayed the "New Woman" who embraced fashion and personal freedom. Unfortunately, her career came to an abrupt halt in 1937 when she was forced to flee Nazi Germany for Sweden. She continued to paint in exile, but her work never regained the same intensity or sensitivity as her Berlin portraits and she fell out of the public eye. Laserstein's pieces have recently been rediscovered and this volume aims to bring this long-forgotten artist's works, from the key period in her career, back into the spotlight.
Max Beckmann at the Saint Louis Art Museum: the paintings by
Call Number: ND588.B37 A4 2015
Publication Date: St. Louis, MO : Saint Louis Art Museum ; Munich ; New York : DelMonico Books/Prestel, 
One of the greatest German painters of the 20th century, Max Beckmann (1884 - 1950) came to America in the mid-1940s and settled in St. Louis. There he met the retailer and collector Morton D. May. By the time May died, in 1983, he had amassed a comprehensive collection of Beckmann's oeuvre, most of which he bequeathed to the Saint Louis Art Museum (SLAM). The stunning breadth and power of Beckmann's work is explored in this volume, which thoroughly examines all thirty-nine paintings in SLAM's collection. In addition to featuring some of Beckmann's most celebrated images, this book offers the English-speaking public new and fascinating insights into Beckmann's life and art - in particular his underappreciated early work and previously unexplored aspects of his final years in the United States. Divided into six sections, the book traces Beckmann's involvement with the Berlin Secession; his post-World War I life and rise to fame in these years; the impact of Parisian culture on Beckmann's art; his life under Nazi rule and exile in Amsterdam; his role in the St. Louis art scene of the 1940s; and his complex relationship to his adopted country. Accompanying each chapter are discussions of relevant works, documentary photographs and comparative illustrative material that will deepen readers' understanding of Beckmann's evolution as an artistic force. AUTHOR: Lynette Roth, formerly a Mellon Fellow at the Saint Louis Art Museum, is the Daimler-Benz Associate Curator of the Busch-Reisinger Museum, Harvard Art Museums, in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Her research focuses on modern and contemporary art from German-speaking countries, with special emphasis on painting, the relationship between art and politics, and the history and reception of German art in the United States. 160 colour illustrations.
Note: Though Morton D. May didn't gift any Max Beckmann paintings to Drury, he did give us many pieces of art. Search for Morton May in the Drury Art Collection database at http://artcollection.drury.edu
Nature Site Restraint: Thorbjörn Andersson landscape architect by
Call Number: SB470.A536 N36 2019
Publication Date: [Novato, California] : ORO Editions, 
This is a book about contemporary Swedish landscape architecture, reflected through the work of the country´s leading landscape designer Thorbjörn Andersson. Three essays by international writers open the book, elaborating on the concepts of Nature, Site, and Restraint. The essays are followed by the project section, including photographs, drawings, and descriptions. The projects are in the public realm; mainly squares and parks in Sweden. Swedish landscape architecture stands firm in the world, directed towards social use and careful design. Sweden has developed a tradition built on human values, selective design, and an urge to work in a resourceful way. The book covers a selection of recent projects by Thorbjörn Andersson, who is one main interpreter of contemporary Swedish landscape design. Essays are by Annemarie Lund of Denmark, critic, editor and author, Marc Treib, professor emeritus of UC Berkeley and prolific author, and Udo Weilacher, chair of Landscape department at TU Munich and author.
New Objectivity: modern German art in the Weimar Republic, 1919-1933 by
Call Number: N6868.5.E9 N485 2015
Publication Date: Los Angeles : Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 
Between the end of World War I and the Nazi assumption of power, Germany's Weimar Republic (1919-1933) functioned as a thriving laboratory of art and culture. As the country experienced unprecedented and often tumultuous social, economic and political upheaval, many artists rejected Expressionism in favour of a new realism to capture this emerging society. Dubbed Neue Sachlichkeit - New Objectivity - its adherents turned a cold eye on the new Germany: its desperate prostitutes and crippled war veterans, its alienated urban landscapes, its decadent underworld where anything was available for a price. Showcasing 150 works by more than 50 artists, this book reflects the full diversity and strategies of this art form. Organised around five thematic sections, it mixes photography, works on paper and painting to bring them into a visual dialogue. Artists such as Otto Dix, George Grosz and Max Beckmann are included alongside figures such as Christian Schad, Alexander Kanoldt, Georg Schrimpf, August Sander, Lotte Jacobi and Aenne Biermann. Also included are numerous essays that examine the politics of New Objectivity and its legacy, the relation of this new realism to international art movements of the time; the context of gender roles and sexuality; and the influence of new technology and consumer goods. Published in association with the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. AUTHOR: Stephanie Barron is a Senior Curator and heads the Modern Art department at the Los Angeles Contemporary Museum of Art. Sabine Eckmann is the William T. Kemper Director and Chief Curator of the Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum in St. Louis, Missouri. 300 colour illustrations
Otto Dix: Der böse Blick = The evil eye by
Call Number: N6888.D5 A4 2017
Publication Date: Munich : Prestel, 
Focusing on one of the most intense and productive periods of Otto Dix's career, this richly illustrated book features paintings, watercolors, and graphic works that mark the artist's transformation from Dadaism to New Objectivity. Otto Dix's career was transformed during the three years he spent in Dusseldorf, from 1922-1925. Working in an environment decimated by World War I, and amidst the turmoil that led to Hitler's rise in Germany, Dix portrayed the underworld of prostitution and tawdry nightlife that flourished during the Weimar Republic. Among such works, this book also features portraits Dix created of the influential personalities he befriended, including a prominent doctor whose wife Dix would seduce and, later, marry. Filled with captivating paintings and vibrant watercolors such as Nights, Soubrette, and Street III, this book also contains works from Dix's massive series of etchings, The War. This important opus, in which Dix repudiated the myth of a glorious struggle, is characterized by gruesome, realistic depictions of the battlefield. Featuring more than 230 paintings, watercolors, etchings, and archival materials, this collection of work from one of Germany's most important artists captures a critical period of creative and personal change that serves as a bridge between Dix's abstractionist roots and the objectivism that he ultimately embraced.Published in association with the Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen. 230 colour illustrations
Placemaking with Children and Youth: participatory practices for planning sustainable communities by
Call Number: HT166 .D384 2018
Publication Date: New York : New Village Press, 2018.
An illustrated, essential guide to engaging children and youth in the process of urban design From a history of children's rights to case studies discussing international initiatives that aim to create child-friendly cities, Placemaking with Children and Youth offers comprehensive guidance in how to engage children and youth in the planning and design of local environments. It explains the importance of children's active participation in their societies and presents ways to bring all generations together to plan cities with a high quality of life for people of all ages. Not only does it delineate best practices in establishing programs and partnerships, it also provides principles for working ethically with children, youth, and families, paying particular attention to the inclusion of marginalized populations. Drawing on case studies from around the world--in Australia, New Zealand, Canada, India, Puerto Rico, the Netherlands, South Africa, and the United States--Placemaking with Children and Youth showcases children's global participation in community design and illustrates how a variety of methods can be combined in initiatives to achieve meaningful change. The book features more than 200 visuals and detailed, thoughtful guidelines for facilitating a multiplicity of participatory processes that include drawing, photography, interviews, surveys, discussion groups, role playing, mapping, murals, model making, city tours, and much more. Whether seeking information on individual methods and project planning, interpreting and analyzing results, or establishing and evaluating a sustained program, readers can find practical ideas and inspiration from six continents to connect learning to the realities of students' lives and to create better cities for all ages.
Pretty in Ink: American women cartoonists, 1896-2013 by
Call Number: PN6725 .R595 2013
Publication Date: Seattle, WA : Fantagraphics Books, 2013
With the 1896 publication of Rose O'Neill's comic strip The Old Subscriber Calls, in Truth Magazine, American women entered the field of comics, and they never left it. But, you might not know that reading most of the comics histories out there. Trina Robbins has spent the last thirty years recording the accomplishments of a century of women cartoonists, and Pretty in Ink is her ultimate book, a revised, updated and rewritten history of women cartoonists, with more color illustrations than ever before, and with some startling new discoveries (such as a Native American woman cartoonist from the 1940s who was also a Corporal in the women's army, and the revelation that a cartoonist included in all of Robbins's previous histories was a man!) In the pages of Pretty in Ink you'll find new photos and correspondence from cartoonists Ethel Hays and Edwina Dumm, and the true story of Golden Age comic book star Lily Renee, as intriguing as the comics she drew. Although the comics profession was dominated by men, there were far more women working in the profession throughout the 20th century than other histories indicate, and they have flourished in the 21st. Robbins not only documents the increasing relevance of women throughout the 20th century, with mainstream creators such as Ramona Fradon and Dale Messick and alternative cartoonists such as Lynda Barry, Carol Tyler, and Phoebe Gloeckner, but the latest generation of women cartoonists--Megan Kelso, Cathy Malkasian, Linda Medley, and Lilli Carré, among many others. Robbins is the preeminent historian of women comic artists; forget her previous histories: Pretty in Ink is her most comprehensive volume to date.
Social Housing in the Middle East: architecture, urban development, and transnational modernity by
Call Number: HD7358.2.A3 S63 2019
Publication Date: Bloomington, Indiana : Indiana University Press, 
As oil-rich countries in the Middle East are increasingly associated with soaring skyscrapers and modern architecture, attention is being diverted away from the pervasive struggles of social housing in those same urban settings. Social Housing in the Middle East traces the history of social housing--both gleaming postmodern projects and bare-bones urban housing structures--in an effort to provide a wider understanding of marginalized spaces and their impact on identities, communities, and class. While architects may have envisioned utopian or futuristic experiments, these buildings were often constructed with the knowledge and skill sets of local workers, and the housing was in turn adapted to suit the modern needs of residents. This tension between local needs and national aspirations are linked to issues of global importance, including security, migration, and refugee resettlement. The essays collected here consider how culture, faith, and politics influenced the solutions offered by social housing; they provide an insightful look at how social housing has evolved since the 19th century and how it will need to adapt to suit the 21st.
Soft City: building density for everyday life by
Call Number: Oversize HT166 .S499 2019
Publication Date: Washington ; Covelo ; London : Island Press, 
Imagine waking up to the gentle noises of the city, and moving through your day with complete confidence that you will get where you need to go quickly and efficiently. Soft City is about ease and comfort, where density has a human dimension, adapting to our ever-changing needs, nurturing relationships, and accommodating the pleasures of everyday life. How do we move from the current reality in most cites--separated uses and lengthy commutes in single-occupancy vehicles that drain human, environmental, and community resources--to support a soft city approach? In Soft City David Sim, partner and creative director at Gehl, shows how this is possible, presenting ideas and graphic examples from around the globe. He draws from his vast design experience to make a case for a dense and diverse built environment at a human scale, which he presents through a series of observations of older and newer places, and a range of simple built phenomena, some traditional and some totally new inventions. Sim shows that increasing density is not enough. The soft city must consider the organization and layout of the built environment for more fluid movement and comfort, a diversity of building types, and thoughtful design to ensure a sustainable urban environment and society. Soft City begins with the big ideas of happiness and quality of life, and then shows how they are tied to the way we live. The heart of the book is highly visual and shows the building blocks for neighborhoods: building types and their organization and orientation; how we can get along as we get around a city; and living with the weather. As every citizen deals with the reality of a changing climate, Soft City explores how the built environment can adapt and respond. Soft City offers inspiration, ideas, and guidance for anyone interested in city building. Sim shows how to make any city more efficient, more livable, and better connected to the environment.
Spatializing Culture: the ethnography of space and place by
Call Number: GF50 .L68 2017
Publication Date: London ; New York : Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2017.
This book demonstrates the value of ethnographic theory and methods in understanding space and place, and considers how ethnographically-based spatial analyses can yield insight into prejudices, inequalities and social exclusion as well as offering people the means for understanding the places where they live, work, shop and socialize. In developing the concept of spatializing culture, Setha Low draws on over twenty years of research to examine social production, social construction, embodied, discursive, emotive and affective, as well as translocal approaches. A global range of fieldwork examples are employed throughout the text to highlight not just the theoretical development of the idea of spatializing culture, but how it can be used in undertaking ethnographies of space and place. The volume will be valuable for students and scholars from a number of disciplines who are interested in the study of culture through the lens of space and place.
Tehran: Life Within Walls: a city, its territory, and forms of dwelling by
Call Number: NA1487.T44 K47 2017
Publication Date: Berlin : Hatje Cantz Verlag, 
Life in Tehran proliferates and thrives in its interiors. When public space is policed and controlled, domestic interiors become art galleries, clubs, cultural centers, factories and offices. Interiors cease to be the exclusive domain for individual life and family matters; homes become the spaces in which new forms of collective life are experimented, and nurtured, and the battleground for social conflicts and political constituencies. Through its extensive apparatus of drawings, Tehran - Life Within Walls presents an archaeological inquiry over the politics and the ecologies of the interior spaces of the Iranian Metropolis, from its foundation as the Iranian capital until today. The book is at the same time an accessible entry point for the study of Tehran and Islamic/Iranian architecture, as well as a methodological experiment for the study of contemporary cities. An appendix of six projects provides an imaginative-yet radically pragmatic-vision for the future of Tehran.
Underground Urbanism by
Call Number: HT166 .R457 2020
Publication Date: New York ; London : Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2020
Have you ever wondered what lies beneath the streets of your city? Do you picture, in isolation, a series of train tunnels and pipes? Or perhaps the foundations of tall buildings that lay scattered, like icebergs, beneath the surface? As our cities grow up, out, and down, it is time we better understood how the different layers of these complex urban environments relate to one another. Underground Urbanismseeks to provide a new perspective on our cities, and consider how this might be used to engage more positively with them. So, tip your cities upside down to have a closer look, and let us rethink them from (below) the ground, up.
Ways of Knowing Cities by
Call Number: HT251 .W39 2019
Publication Date: New York, NY : Columbia Books on Architecture and the City, an imprint of the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation, 
Technology mediates how we know and experience cities, and the nature of this mediation has always been deeply political. Today, the production and deployment of data is at the forefront of projects to grasp and reshape urban life. Ways of Knowing Cities considers the role of technology in generating, materializing, and contesting urban epistemologies--tracing an arc from ubiquitous sites of "smart" urbanism, to discrete struggles over infrastructural governance, to forgotten histories of segregation now naturalized in urban algorithms, to exceptional territories of border policing. Bringing together architects, urbanists, artists, and scholars of critical migration studies, media theory, geography, anthropology, and literature, the essays stage a deeply interdisciplinary conversation, interrogating the ways in which certain ways of knowing are predicated on the erasure of others. In this opening, the book engages the information systems that structure urban space and social life in it, historically and in the present moment, to imagine alternative practices and generate new critical perspectives on spatial research. Ways of Knowing Cities includes texts by Eve Blau, Simone Browne, Maribel Casas-Cortes, Wendy Chun, Sebastian Cobarrubias, Beth Coleman, V. Mitch McEwen, Orit Halpern, Charles Heller, Shannon Mattern, Leah Meisterlin, Tinashe Mushakavanhu, Nontsikelelo Mutiti, Dietmar Offenhuber, Lorenzo Pezzani, Anita Say Chan, and Matthew W. Wilson.
The White Blackbird: a life of the painter Margarett Sargent by her granddaughter by
Call Number: ND237.S313 M66 2009
Publication Date: New York : W.W. Norton & Co., 2009.
"A striking portrait of a woman artist's struggle for life." --Arthur Miller Margarett Sargent was an icon of avant-garde art in the 1920s. In an evocative weave of biography and memoir, her granddaughter unearths for the first time the life of a spirited and gifted woman committed at all costs to self-expression.