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Houston Lost and Unbuilt

by Steven R. Strom

Driven by an almost fanatical desire for whatever is new, "modern," and likely to make money, Houston is constantly in the process of remaking itself. Few structures remain from the nineteenth century, and even...


The Poetics of Appearance in the Attic Korai

by Mary Stieber

Some of the loveliest works of Archaic art were the Athenian korai-sculptures of beautiful young women presenting offerings to the goddess Athena that stood on the Acropolis. Sculpted in the sixth and early...


Automotive Prosthetic: Technological Mediation and the Car in Conceptual Art

by Charissa N. Terranova

In the twenty-first century, we are continually confronted with the existential side of technology-the relationships between identity and the mechanizations that have become extensions of the self. Focusing...


Kill for Peace: American Artists Against the Vietnam War

by Matthew Israel

The Vietnam War (1964-1975) divided American society like no other war of the twentieth century, and some of the most memorable American art and art-related activism of the last fifty years protested U.S. involvement....


In the Palace of Nezahualcoyotl: Painting Manuscripts, Writing the Pre-Hispanic Past in Early Colonial Period Tetzcoco, Mexico

by Eduardo de J. Douglas

Around 1542, descendants of the Aztec rulers of Mexico created accounts of the pre-Hispanic history of the city of Tetzcoco, Mexico, one of the imperial capitals of the Aztec Empire. Painted in iconic script...


Ancient Origins of the Mexican Plaza: From Primordial Sea to Public Space

by Logan Wagner, Hal Box & Susan Kline Morehead

The plaza has been a defining feature of Mexican urban architecture and culture for at least 4,000 years. Ancient Mesoamericans conducted most of their communal life in outdoor public spaces, and today the plaza...


The Jaguar Within: Shamanic Trance in Ancient Central and South American Art

by Rebecca R. Stone

Shamanism-the practice of entering a trance state to experience visions of a reality beyond the ordinary and to gain esoteric knowledge-has been an important part of life for indigenous societies throughout...


Art, Nature, and Religion in the Central Andes: Themes and Variations from Prehistory to the Present

by Mary Strong

From prehistory to the present, the Indigenous peoples of the Andes have used a visual symbol system-that is, art-to express their sense of the sacred and its immanence in the natural world. Many visual motifs...


Yaxchilan: The Design of a Maya Ceremonial City

by Carolyn E. Tate

As archaeologists peel away the jungle covering that has both obscured and preserved the ancient Maya cities of Mexico and Central America, other scholars have only a limited time to study and understand the...


Modernity and the Architecture of Mexico

by Edward R. Burian & Ricardo Legoretta

Since the mid 1970s, there has been an extraordinary renewal of interest in early modern architecture, both as a way of gaining insight into contemporary architectural culture and as a reaction to neoconservative...


Geometry in Architecture: Texas Buildings Yesterday and Today

by Clovis Heimsath, Louis Kahn & Maryann Heimsath

Pioneer Texas Buildings opened people's eyes when it was first published in 1968. At a time when "progress" meant tearing down the weathered houses, barns, churches, and stores built by the original settlers...


Texas Log Buildings: A Folk Architecture

by Terry G. Jordan

Once too numerous to attract attention, the log buildings of Texas now stand out for their rustic beauty. This book preserves a record of the log houses, stores, inns, churches, schools, jails, and barns that...


Architecture and Its Sculpture in Viceregal Mexico

by Robert J. Mullen

From monumental cathedrals to simple parish churches, perhaps as many as 100,000 churches and civic buildings were constructed in Mexico during the viceregal or colonial period (1535-1821). Many of these structures...


The Art and Architecture of the Texas Missions

by Jacinto Quirarte

Built to bring Christianity and European civilization to the northern frontier of New Spain in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries...secularized and left to decay in the nineteenth century...and restored...


Classical and Modern Interactions: Postmodern Architecture, Multiculturalism, Decline, and Other Issues

by Karl Galinsky

Postmodernism, multiculturalism, the alleged decline of the United States, deconstruction, leadership, and values-these topics have been at the forefront of contemporary intellectual and cultural debate and...


Landmarks of Texas Architecture

by Lawrence W. Speck & Richard Payne

"This selection of twenty of Texas' proudest architectural achievements is a tiny sampling of the state's rich, but little-heralded, architectural heritage. The visual presentation of these buildings in Richard...


Delirious New Orleans: Manifesto for an Extraordinary American City

by Stephen Verderber

From iconic neighborhoods such as the French Quarter and the Garden District to more economically modest but no less culturally vibrant areas, architecture is a key element that makes New Orleans an extraordinary...


Green Roof Construction and Maintenance (GreenSource Books)

by Kelly Luckett

A Complete Guide to Building and Maintaining Green Roofs

Written by an industry expert in green roof design and installation, this GreenSource book presents all of the information you need to skillfully design,...


The Green Building Bottom Line (GreenSource Books; Green Source): The Real Cost of Sustainable Building

by Martin Melaver & Phyllis Mueller

What are the real costs and real benefits of building green?

As any builder knows, cost estimation and reality are often two very different things. The Green Building Bottom Line makes the case for green building...


Heritage: Conservation, Interpretation and Enterprise

by J.D. Fladmark

This volume deals with policy, methods and techniques for the stewardship of our land and our cultural assets. The focus is on interpretation and presentation of heritage themes, and the papers should be of...