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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

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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2 available in Adult, Call number: 728.09774 HOA

Bandes, Susan J.

Summary: From 1940 to 1970 mid-Michigan had an extensive and varied legacy of modernist architecture. While this book explores buildings by renowned architects such as Frank Lloyd Wright, Alden B. Dow, and the Keck brothers, the text—based on archival research and oral histories—focuses more heavily on regional architects whose work was strongly influenced by international modern styles. The reader will...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Michigan State University Press 2016

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 720 Bandes 2016

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

Rybczynski, Witold.

Summary: "A deep exploration of modern life that examines our cities, public places, and homes."--Provided by publisher.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2015

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

De Botton, Alain.

Contents: The significance of architecture -- In what style shall we build? -- Talking buildings -- Ideals of home -- The virtures of buildings -- The promise of a field.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Pantheon Books 2006

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 720 De Botton

Lurie, Alison.

Summary: Offers a meditation on architecture and how it speaks to human experience, looking at what buildings and the spaces they contain say about the people who inhabit them, as well as the effects that those spaces have on them.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 720 LUR

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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Lorenz, Albert

Summary: In this history, each century is examined through the perspective of a city that helped define the age. Maps drawn from a bird's eye's point of view introduce each chapter, then follows a dramatic historical event which represents the spirit of the age under examination. Forming a two-page border around this main illustration is a selective international chronicle of the century's key...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harry N. Abrams 1996

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 307.7 LOR

Contents: Design & planning -- Traditional building -- Natural building -- Wood -- Tools & equipment -- Enclosure systems -- Mechanical systems -- Alternative heating systems -- Interior finishes -- Restoration -- Natural building products & services -- Specialty building products & services -- Education & information -- Internet web sites & e-mail addresses -- Subject listings -- Company index.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Fox Maple Press 1998

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 690.025 ALT

Goldberger, Paul.

Contents: Introduction -- Meaning, culture, and symbol -- Challenge and comfort -- Architecture as object -- Architecture as space -- Architecture and memory -- Buildings and time -- Buildings and the making of place -- Glossary -- A note on bibliography -- Acknowledgments -- Illustration credits -- Index.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Yale University Press 2009

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 720.1 GOL

Kunstler, James Howard.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 1996

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Summary: This film tells the stories of ten influential works of architecture, the people who imagined them, and the way these landmarks ushered in innovative cultural shifts throughout our society. From American architectural stalwarts like Louis Sullivan and Frank Lloyd Wright, to modern revolutionaries Frank Gehry and Robert Venturi, this film examines prominent buildings designed by pioneering...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2013

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Chiras, Daniel D.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Chelsea Green Pub. 2000

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 690.837 CHI

Summary: An exclusive tour through five great antebellum mansions of the Old South, along the Mississippi River from New Orleans to Natchez. Includes: Nottaway, Oak Alley, Stanton Hall, Rosalie, and Longwood.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: A & E Home Video 2006

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

Summary: Follows designer-activist Emily Pilloton and Matthew Miller to rural Bertie County, the poorest in North Carolina, where they work with local high school students to help transform both their community and their lives. Living on credit and grant money and fighting a change-resistant school board, Pilloton and Miller lead their students through a year-long, full-scale design and build project...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2015

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Summary: No storytelling medium is more powerful than the modern movie-but the ability to inspire and entertain by combining words and pictures is hardly a recent phenomenon. This program reveals the age-old roots of the cinematic narrative form and their evolution over the centuries. Beginning in the ancient Mesopotamian city of Nineveh, the film points to the Epic of Gilgamesh as one of the earliest...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2009

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Summary: Throughout history, one type of individual has instinctively grasped art's power to persuade and manipulate-and indeed, images have become at least as deadly as swords or guns in the hands of political and military leaders. This program revolves around a basic question: when did art mutate from a vehicle of the imagination into a tool of the ruler? Beginning in Britain, the program looks at the...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2009

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Summary: Art may represent a quest for beauty and perfection, but throughout history it has also explored a terrifying realm of doom, decay, and darkness. This program delves into the age-old human compulsion to surround ourselves with images of death. Starting with the Neolithic relics known as the Jericho Skulls, the film identifies a pattern of morbidity and death fetishism covering a broad swathe of...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2009

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Summary: When did we begin to create images and, more importantly, find tangible meaning in them? How did this conceptual leap lay the groundwork for our modern, visually oriented culture? This program investigates when and why humanity underwent what archaeologists call the "creative explosion" and invented pictorial art. Beginning with the Altamira cave paintings in Spain, the film addresses questions...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2009

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