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Summary: A captivating exploration of Alvar Aalto: the defining figure in Scandic design and one of Europe's greatest modern architects focuses on his remarkable and loving partnership with wife, Aino. Theirs was a profoundly humanist vision that put people at the centre of design, and ranged from work in furniture design through to huge architectural projects. They mixed with, and influenced, major...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2021

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1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC AAL

Summary: Uses interviews and archival footage to tell the story of the melodramatic life and stunning architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: PBS Home Video 2001

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2 available in E-TV DVDs, Call number: DVD E-TV FRA

Summary: Explore the long, fascinating life and complicated career of architect and designer Eileen Gray, whose uncompromising vision defined and defied the practice of modernism in decoration, design, and architecture. Making a reputation with her traditional lacquer work in the first decade of the twentieth century, she became a critically acclaimed and sought-after designer and decorator before...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: First Run Features 2017

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1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC GRA

Howard, Hugh

Summary: "As the nation recovered from a cataclysmic war, two titans of design profoundly influenced how Americans came to interact with the built and natural world around them through their pioneering work in architecture and landscape design. Frederick Law Olmsted is widely revered as America's first and finest parkmaker and environmentalist, the force behind Manhattan's Central Park, Brooklyn's...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Atlantic Monthly, an imprint of Grove Atlantic 2022

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 712.092 HOW

Meltzer, Brad

Summary: "This picture book biography follows I. M. Pei's start as an architect and his lasting impact on buildings all around the world"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Dial Books for Young Readers 2021

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Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: H. Hamilton 1993

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 820.9 WRI

Schuette, Bill.

Summary: "Inspired by growing up in a small town, the author conveys the lessons learned from family, friends and politicians from his childhood to a successful career in politics"--Provided by publisher.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Arbutus Press 2015

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 328 SCH

Ritland, Mike.

Summary: "Trident K9 Warriors gave readers an inside look at the SEAL teams' elite K9 warriors--who they are, how they are trained, and the extreme missions they undertake to save lives. From detecting explosives to eliminating the bad guys, these powerful dogs are also some of the smartest and highest skilled working animals on the planet. Mike Ritland's job is to train them.This special edition...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: St Martins Pr 2013

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1 available in Young Adult Non-fiction, Call number: YA 921 RIT

Gray, Edward G.

Summary: "The little-known story of the architectural project that lay at the heart of Paine's grand political vision for the United States. Thomas Jefferson praised Tom Paine as the greatest political writer of the age. The author of 'Common Sense' and Rights of Man, Paine helped make revolutions in America and France. But beyond his inspiring calls to action, Paine harbored a deeper political vision...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: W.W. Norton & Company 2016

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973 GRA

Lewis, Anna M.

Summary: "Reporting on a range of historical and contemporary female builders and designers, this educational book strives to inspire a new generation of girls in the disciplines of science, technology, engineering, and math. With many of the profiles set againstthe backdrop of such landmark events as the women's suffrage and civil rights movements and the Industrial Revolution, and with original...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Independent Pub Group 2014

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1 available in Young Adult Non-fiction, Call number: YA 920 LEW

Rose, Caroline Starr

Summary: In 1889, New York reporter Nellie Bly, inspired by Jules Verne's book Around the World in 80 Days, began an around-the-world journey that she hoped to complete in less time. Her trip was sponsored by her employer, the newspaper The World. Just hours after her ship set out across the Atlantic, the publisher of The Cosmopolitan magazine put writer Elizabeth Bisland on a westbound train. Bisland...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Albert Whitman & Company 2019

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 920 ROS

Harvey, Jeanne Walker

Summary: "The bold story of Maya Lin, the artist-architect who designed the Vietnam War Memorial"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Henry Holt and Company 2017

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 LIN

Kahn, Lloyd

Summary: Presents a guide to homemade shelter, featuring images and ideas culled from across the globe, and includes bottle homes in the Nevada desert, tree houses on the South China Sea, and Japanese stilt houses.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Shelter Publications 2004

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Phillips, Katrina M.

Summary: "In 1921, Inupait seamstress Ada Blackjack joined a a group of four white men who wanted to establish a trading post on Wrangel Island in the freezing Arctic Ocean. The explorers were stranded on the island when their return ship was forced to turn back due to ice. Facing harsh conditions and dwindling food supplies, the men died one by one, but Ada remained. Find out how she alone managed to...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Capstone Press, an imprint of Capstone 2022

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Winter, Jeanette

Summary: A biography of architect Zaha Hadid, who grew up in Baghdad and went on to design buildings all over the world.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Beach Lane Books 2017

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 HAD

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE Fiction Winter 2017

Larson, Erik.

Summary: Abridged.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House Audio 2003

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 364.1523 LAR

Rosenstock, Barb

Summary: Details the life of Frank Lloyd Wright, a young boy from the prairie, who introduced organic architecture, a style he created based on the relationship between buildings and the natural world.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Calkins Creek, an imprint of Highlights 2019

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 720.92 ROS

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Summary: Catalan architect Antoni Gaudí (1852-1926) designed some of the world's most astonishing buildings, interiors, and parks; Japanese director Hiroshi Teshigahara constructed some of the most aesthetically audacious films ever made. Their artistry melds in a unique, enthralling cinematic experience. Teshigahara's film takes viewers on a tour of Gaudí's truly spectacular architecture, including his...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2020

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2 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC ANT

Going, K. L. (Kelly L.)

Summary: "A little boy who loves to find shapes in nature grows up to be one of America's greatest architects, Frank Lloyd Wright"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Beach Lane Books 2017

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 WRI

Summary: A journey through the art and life of the Brazilian landscape architect and painter best known for the iconic black-and-white mosaic promenades that line Rio de Janeiro's Copacabana Beach.This documentary shows the full contribution of the landscape artist to the national flora. Directed and written by João Vargas Penna, the film is a walk through the art and personality of Roberto Burle Marx,...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

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1 available in Foreign DVDs, Call number: DVD FOREIGN LAN

Thorne-Thomsen, Kathleen.

Summary: Provides an introduction to the life and work of the architect and includes activities and recipes based on his life and art.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Chicago Review Press 1994

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 WRI

Cooper, Elisha.

Summary: "The award-winning children's book author confronts a new world when faced with his daughter's illness in this frank, moving, and beautiful memoir. Elisha Cooper spends his mornings writing and illustrating children's books, his afternoons playing with his two daughters. The phrase he hates most is "throw like a girl," so he teaches them to climb trees and play ball. But when he discovers a...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Pantheon 2016

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 COOPER, ELISHA COO

Summary: A biography of the man who made public parks an essential part of American life. He made enormous contributions to the American landscape, believing a park was both a work of art and a necessity for urban life. Olmsted's efforts to preserve nature created an "environmental ethic" decades before the environmental movement became a force in American politics.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

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Timmermeister, Kurt.

Summary: A restaurateur details the hard work involved with starting a dairy farm and describes a feast that was two years in the making, using only vegetables he harvested and animals he raised to supply the meal.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: W W Norton & Co Inc 2014

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 641.59797 TIM

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: 641.59797 TIM

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