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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

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Summary: Great expectations: Looks at innovative, futuristic, utopian and sometimes bizarre architectural projects of the 20th century. Shows how contemporary problems like housing shortages, urban decay and pollution motivate architects to create changes in the way people live. Considers plans that have actually been constructed and animates some unrealized visions to see how they might have looked....

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: First Run/Icarus Films 2007

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1 available in E-TV DVDs, Call number: DVD E-TV GRE

Summary: Dutch Architecture and Design in the making.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: NAi Publishers 2009

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 745.4 TAN

McMahon, Peter

Summary: In the summer of 1937, Walter Gropius, founder of the Bauhaus, rented a house on Planting Island, near the base of Cape Cod. Thus began a chapter in the history of modern architecture that has never been told _until now.The area was a hotbed of intellectual currents from New York, Boston, Cambridge and the country's top schools of architecture and design. Avant-garde homes began to appear in...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Metropolis Books 2014

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 720 MCM

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

Dunnigan, Brian Leigh.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Wayne State University Press 2008

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: OVS 977.4923 DUN

Summary: Hijacking broadcasts from Finland with makeshift yet powerful TV antennas, the people of Estonia, while still under the rule of the Soviet Union and its propaganda, found new heroes in JR Ewing and David Hasselhoff, and quickly became obsessed with the forbidden fruit that was western pop culture.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

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

Summary: "For the 400th anniversary of the Mayflower's arrival, a landmark collection of firsthand accounts charting the history of the English newcomers and their fateful encounters with the region's native peoples. For centuries the story of the Pilgrims and the Mayflower has been told and retold -- the landing at Plymouth Rock and the first Thanksgiving, and the decades that followed, as the...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Library of America 2021

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1 available in New Non-fiction, Call number: 973 PLY

Brock, Kimberly

Summary: "Based on real history and alternating between the story of war widow Alice searching for identity in the 1940s and excerpts from Eleanor Dare's Commonplace Book and the tale of her harrowing survival, The Lost Book of Eleanor Dare explores the meaning of female history and the sacrifices every mother makes for her daughter"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harper Muse 2022

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Summary: In 1925 Luigi Pirandello brought his troupe to England as part of a worldwide tour. This program re-creates one day in London as "The Einstein of the Theater" watches his plays and, away from the footlights, confronts the paradoxical nature of his life. Portions of Six Characters in Search of an Author; Henry IV; Right You Are, If You Think You Are; and The Rules of the Game are meticulously...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2009

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Summary: Insiders' observations of the 2003 U.S. invasion of Iraq and the subsequent occupation, featuring commentary from high-ranking officials, Iraqi civilians, American soldiers and prominent analysts. Examines the U.S. policy decisions surrounding the invasion and their consequences in Iraq, including such issues as low U.S. troop levels, the uncontrolled looting of Baghdad, the purging of...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Magnolia Home Entertainment 2007

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1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC NO
1 available in TC Film Fest DVDs, Call number: DVD TCFF NO

Gaines, James R.

Summary: "A bold and original argument that upends the myth of the Fifties as a decade of conformity to celebrate the solitary, brave, and stubborn individuals who pioneered the radical gay rights, feminist, civil rights, and environmental movements, from historian James R. Gaines"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 2022

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 306.0973 GAI

Walter, Betsy.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Chronicle Books 1992

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1 available in Oversize, Call number: OVS 728 WAL

Moor, Abby.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: PRC 2002

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 728.37 MOO

Raab, Scott

Summary: "The powerful story of the rebuilding of the World Trade Center, featuring dozens of never-before-seen color photos by the official site photographer"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 2021

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 974.7 RAA

Neering, Rosemary.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Heritage House 2011

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 979.774 NEE

Summary: For biographer Michael Holroyd, playwright George Bernard Shaw is practically an alter ego. Using archival footage and Holroyd's painstaking detective work, this intriguing program questions the extent to which Shaw's life and art fed upon each other, addressing issues including the effects of the triangle between his father, his mother, and Vandeleur Lee on his plays, as seen in Misalliance...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2005

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Hoagland, Alison K.

Summary: During the nineteenth century, the Keweenaw Peninsula of Northern Michigan was the site of America's first mineral land rush as companies hastened to profit from the region's vast copper deposits. In order to lure workers to such a remote location--and work long hours in dangerous conditions--companies offered not just competitive wages but also helped provide the very infrastructure of town...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: University of Minnesota Press 2010

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 728.09774 HOA

Pennoyer, Peter.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: W.W. Norton & Co. 2009

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1 available in Oversize, Call number: OVS 720.92 PEN

Summary: The rebuilding Ground Zero is the most architecturally, politically, and emotionally complex construction project in recent American history. The struggle to develop these 16 acres of 'sacred' land has encompassed 12 years, 19 government agencies, and over $20 billion. Aside from the engineering challenges, various constituencies - politicians, developers, architects, insurers, local residents,...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: First Run Features 2014

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Summary: Philip Cumbus is the King of Navarre and Michelle Terry is the Princess of France in this performance of Love's Labour's Lost at Shakespeare's Globe, London's faithful reconstruction of the open-air playhouse designed in 1599. True to the play's original Renaissance staging and costume, this production is a festive parade of every weapon in the youthful Shakespeare's comic arsenal-excruciating...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2010

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Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Libraries and Learning Resources, Bowling Green State University 1988

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1 available in Reference, Call number: NEL 623.82 AME

Summary: As You Like It runs the glorious gamut of pastoral romance: disguises and love notes, poetry and brilliant conversation, gentle satire and full-on slapstick, and running throughout it all, passion! This staging-performed at Shakespeare's Globe, London's faithful reconstruction of the open-air playhouse designed in 1599-spotlights Naomi Frederick, Jack Laskey, Laura Rogers, Jamie Parker, and...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2010

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Achebe, Ngozi.

Summary: A tale of two women separated by 400 years but linked by history. Maxine a modern American woman who is half white and half African comes across a set of diaries written by a slave in the 16th century in her quest to connect with her Nigerian father. Then there is Onaedo a young woman from that era who found herself in the middle of events that were set in motion in a country far away from her...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Mandac-Goldberg Pub. 2010

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: P ACH

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