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40 [degrees] South     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Aboriginal History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Abstracta Iranica     Open Access   (Followers: 13)
Acadiensis : Journal of the History of the Atlantic Region / Acadiensis : revue d'histoire de la region Atlantique     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Accounting History Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
Acta Amazonica     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Acta Historiae Artium     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Acta Orientalia     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 16)
Actes d'Història de la Ciència i de la Tècnica     Open Access  
Advances in Historical Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Advances in Software Engineering     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Africa Confidential     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
Africa Research Bulletin: Political, Social and Cultural Series     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Africa Today     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 17)
African and Asian Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19)
African Diaspora     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
African Historical Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
African Natural History     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Agora     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Agricultural History Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9)
Akroterion     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Al-Masaq: Islam and the Medieval Mediterranean     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 27)
Almagest     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Altorientalische Forschungen     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
American Archivist     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 144)
American Communist History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
American Jewish History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 15)
American Nineteenth Century History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 21)
American Periodicals : A Journal of History, Criticism, and Bibliography     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
American Review of Canadian Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
American Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 21)
Amérique Latine Histoire et Mémoire     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Amsterdamer Beitrage zur alteren Germanistik     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Amsterdamer Beitrage zur neueren Germanistik     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Anais do Museu Paulista : História e Cultura Material     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Analecta Bollandiana     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Anales de Historia del Arte     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Anatolica     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10)
Ancient Civilizations from Scythia to Siberia     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Ancient History : Resources for Teachers     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Anglican Historical Society Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Annales historiques de la Révolution française     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
Annales UMCS, Historia     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Annali dell'Istituto e Museo di storia della scienza di Firenze     Hybrid Journal  
Annuaire de l'Ecole pratique des hautes etudes. Section des sciences historiques et philologiques     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
Annual Bulletin of Historical Literature     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
ANQ: A Quarterly Journal of Short Articles, Notes, and Reviews     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Antike und Abendland     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Antiteses     Open Access  
Anuario de Estudios Atlánticos     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Anuario de Historia de la Iglesia     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Arabian Humanities     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Arabica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
ARAM Periodical     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Araucaria. Revista Iberoamericana de Filosofía, Política y Humanidades     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
ArcheoArte. Rivista Elettronica di Archeologia e Arte     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Architectural Heritage     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 25)
Archive for History of Exact Sciences     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Archives Internationales d'Histoire des Sciences     Partially Free   (Followers: 2)
Archives of Natural History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Area     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Arenal. Revista de historia de las mujeres     Open Access  
Aristotelian Society Supplementary Volume     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Arizona Journal of Hispanic Cultural Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Art History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 188)
Arthuriana     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Arys: Antigüedad, Religiones y Sociedades     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Aschkenas     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Asia Pacific Business Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Asia Pacific Journal of Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
Asia-Pacific Journal : Japan Focus     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Asian Journal of Social Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Asian Perspectives     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9)
Asian Philosophy: An International Journal of the Philosophical Traditions of the East     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Asian Studies Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
Aspasia     Full-text available via subscription  
Astérion     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Ateliê de História UEPG     Open Access  
Aurora Journal     Full-text available via subscription  
Austral Ecology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Australasian Journal of Irish Studies, The     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9)
Australasian Review of African Studies, The     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Australian Antarctic Magazine     Free   (Followers: 4)
Australian Cultural History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Australian Historical Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Australian Journal of Legal History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 19)
Australian Journal of Politics & History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Balkanologie : Revue d'Études Pluridisciplinaires     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Baltic-Pontic Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Behemoth     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Berichte Zur Wissenschaftsgeschichte     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
BIBLOS - Revista do Departamento de Biblioteconomia e História     Open Access   (Followers: 13)
Biodiversity and Natural History     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Biography     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 17)
Bochumer Philosophisches Jahrbuch für Antike und Mittelalter     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Body & Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 21)
Boletim Cearense de Educação e História da Matemática     Open Access  
Book History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 111)
Boom : A Journal of California     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Britain and the World     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
British Journal for Military History     Open Access   (Followers: 22)
British Journal of Canadian Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
British Journal of Middle Eastern Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 23)
British Mycological Society Symposia Series     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
British Review of New Zealand Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Bryn Mawr Classical Review     Open Access   (Followers: 32)
BSHM Bulletin: Journal of the British Society for the History of Mathematics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Buildings & Landscapes: Journal of the Vernacular Architecture Forum     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13)
Bulletin d'histoire politique     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Bulletin de la Sabix     Open Access  
Bulletin de Philosophie Medievale     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Bulletin du centre d’études médiévales d’Auxerre     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Bulletin d’études Orientales     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Bulletin of Hispanic Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Bulletin of Latin American Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Bulletin of Spanish Studies: Hispanic Studies and Researches on Spain, Portugal and Latin America     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 23)
Bulletin of the Ecological Society of America     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Bulletin of the John Rylands Library     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Bustan     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Byzantine and Modern Greek Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Byzantinische Zeitschrift     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Byzantion Nea Hellás     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
C@hiers du CRHIDI     Open Access  
Cabo     Full-text available via subscription  
Cadernos de História     Open Access  
CADUS - Revista de Estudos de Política, História e Cultura     Open Access  
Cahiers d'histoire     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Cahiers d'histoire. Revue d'histoire critique     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
Cahiers de l'Urmis     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Cahiers des études anciennes     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Cahiers du Centre de recherches historiques     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
Cahiers du Monde Russe     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Cahiers d’études africaines     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
Cahiers « Mondes anciens »     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
California Italian Studies Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Cambridge Journal of Regions, Economy and Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Canadian Historical Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10)
Canadian Journal of History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Canadian Journal of Linguistics / La revue canadienne de linguistique     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Canadian Review of American Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Canadian-American Slavic Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Caribbean Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11)
Catholic Historical Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 15)
Cemoti, Cahiers d'études sur la méditerranée orientale et le monde turco-iranien     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Central Asian Survey     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Central Europe     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Chaucer Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Childhood in the Past : An International Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Chinese Studies in History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9)
Chronica Nova. Revista de Historia Moderna de la Universidad de Granada     Open Access  
Chronique d'Egypte     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Church History and Religious Culture     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 52)
Church History: Studies in Christianity and Culture     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 72)
Civil War History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 19)
Cleveland Studies in the History of Art     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
CLIO : Revista de Pesquisa Histórica     Open Access  
Clio y Asociados     Open Access  
Clio. Femmes, Genre, Histoire - Articles     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
Cliodynamics     Open Access  
Collections électroniques de l'INHA     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Collingwood and British Idealism Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Colonial Latin American Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Comitatus : A Journal of Medieval and Renaissance Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 16)
Comparative Legal History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 17)
Comptabilités     Open Access  
Concorso. Arti e lettere     Open Access  
Conservative Judaism     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Conserveries mémorielles     Open Access  
Contemporaneity : Historical Presence in Visual Culture     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Contemporary Arab Affairs     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Contemporary British History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 21)
Contemporary French and Francophone Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Convivium     Full-text available via subscription  
Crime, Histoire & Sociétés     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Critical Historical Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Critique: Journal of Socialist Theory     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Cromohs : Cyber Review of Modern Historiography     Open Access  
Crossing Borders : An Interdisciplinary Journal of Undergraduate Scholarship     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Cuadernos de Historia     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Cuadernos de historia de España     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Cuadernos de Historia de la Salud Publica     Open Access  
Cuadernos de Historia del Derecho     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Cuadernos de Historia Moderna     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Cuadernos de Ilustración y Romanticismo     Open Access  
Cuban Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Cuicuilco     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Cultura Histórica & Patrimônio     Open Access  
Cultural and Social History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 36)
Cultural History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
Cultural-Historical Psychology     Open Access  
Culturas     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Cultures & conflits     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Cultures et conflits     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Czech-Polish Historical and Pedagogical Journal     Open Access  
Dapim : Studies on the Holocaust     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Das Mittelalter     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
De Arte     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Debatte: Journal of Contemporary Central and Eastern Europe     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)

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Journal Cover Buildings & Landscapes: Journal of the Vernacular Architecture Forum
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   ISSN (Print) 1936-0886 - ISSN (Online) 1934-6832
   Published by Project MUSE Homepage  [294 journals]
  • Peopling Preservation: A Forum in Honor of the Fiftieth Anniversary of the
           National Historic Preservation Act of 1966
    • Abstract: The number fifty has special status in the historic preservation field. Cultural resources less than fifty years old are, in most cases, not eligible for listing on the National Register of Historic Places or for designation as National Historic Landmarks. There are, of course, exceptions—including sites associated with modern architecture and urban planning, the Cold War and the civil rights movement, and transformational individuals ranging from entertainer Elvis Presley to author and environmentalist Rachel Carson—that meet the test for “exceptional significance” even before the fiftieth anniversary of the events for which they are recognized.1 But generally, the evaluation of historic significance ... Read More
      Keywords: Historic preservation; Cultural property; Heritage tourism; Historic buildings; Hull-House (Chicago, Ill.); Social settlements; United States.; Rural electrification; Advertising campaigns; City planning; General Motors Corporation; Urban renewal; Lounsbury, Car
      PubDate: 2017-01-15T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • “It’s Not the Location; It’s the Institution”: The New Politics of
           Historic Preservation within the Heritage Tourism Economy
    • Abstract: The local group used traditional preservation language and arguments to save their building, while the University of Chicago employed skewed marketing-speak to argue that they were saving an “institution” while knocking down that institution’s building. That this kind of spin won the day proves nothing except that money and power and influence will usually win the day. On the eve of the new millennium, South Side Chicago’s infamous Douglas and Grand Boulevard neighborhoods were putting on their fancy clothes. Newly built condominium developments and renovated hundred-year-old greystones slowly overshadowed vacant lots and run-down store-fronts. Under the larger heritage tourism banner of “Restoring ... Read More
      Keywords: Historic preservation; Cultural property; Heritage tourism; Historic buildings; Hull-House (Chicago, Ill.); Social settlements; United States.; Rural electrification; Advertising campaigns; City planning; General Motors Corporation; Urban renewal; Lounsbury, Car
      PubDate: 2017-01-15T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Preservation and Negotiation of History and Identity in Lexington,
           Kentucky
    • Abstract: I want modernism to emerge as a distinctive patterning of mental and technical possibilities. . . . “Modernity” means contingency. It points to a social order which has turned from the worship of ancestors and past authorities to the pursuit of a projected future—of goods, pleasures, freedoms, forms of control over nature, or infinities of information. This process goes along with a great emptying and sanitizing of the imagination. Without ancestor-worship, meaning is in short supply—“meaning” here meaning agreed-on and instituted forms of value and understanding, implicit orders, stories and images in which a culture crystallizes its sense of the struggle with the realm of necessity and the reality of pain and ... Read More
      Keywords: Historic preservation; Cultural property; Heritage tourism; Historic buildings; Hull-House (Chicago, Ill.); Social settlements; United States.; Rural electrification; Advertising campaigns; City planning; General Motors Corporation; Urban renewal; Lounsbury, Car
      PubDate: 2017-01-15T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Interiors, Histories, and the Preservation of Chicago’s Hull House
           Settlement
    • Abstract: In June 1967 the Jane Addams Hull-House Museum opened on the new University of Illinois campus in Chicago (Figure 1). Designed to commemorate Hull House founder Jane Addams, the museum was constructed from the remnants of the nationally renowned Hull House Settlement, which only six years earlier, in 1961, had spanned an entire city block on Chicago’s West Side.1 In contrast to the sprawling settlement, the museum included only two of the original thirteen structures: a mansion built in 1856 for Chicago real estate broker Charles Hull and a brick dining hall Jane Addams had built in 1906. Completely refaced with new brick, the exterior of the mansion was restored to approximate its 1856 appearance—that of an ... Read More
      Keywords: Historic preservation; Cultural property; Heritage tourism; Historic buildings; Hull-House (Chicago, Ill.); Social settlements; United States.; Rural electrification; Advertising campaigns; City planning; General Motors Corporation; Urban renewal; Lounsbury, Car
      PubDate: 2017-01-15T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • The Grid Comes Home: Wiring and Lighting the American Farmhouse
    • Abstract: On May 3, 1941, a group of Pennsylvania farm families gathered to celebrate what was termed the “Second Battle of Gettysburg”: the arrival of electric power in rural parts of the state. Among the day’s events was a mock funeral for a kerosene lantern. After the unfortunate lamp was laid to rest, a tombstone was placed at the burial site, which read: “Here lies a coal-oil lamp. Buried here . . . as a symbol of the drudgery and toil which its member-families bore far longer than was necessary or right but which, with the energization of their own power system are now abolished for all time” (Figure 1).1 Recalling President Lincoln’s eulogizing address at Gettysburg, this inscription suggested that rural ... Read More
      Keywords: Historic preservation; Cultural property; Heritage tourism; Historic buildings; Hull-House (Chicago, Ill.); Social settlements; United States.; Rural electrification; Advertising campaigns; City planning; General Motors Corporation; Urban renewal; Lounsbury, Car
      PubDate: 2017-01-15T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • American Crossroads: General Motors’ Midcentury Campaign to Promote
           Modernist Urban Design in Hometown U.S.A
    • Abstract: By the 1940s the General Motors Corporation had acquired a popular reputation for visionary urban design. Best remembered today is the company’s collaboration with industrial designer Norman Bel Geddes to create the Futurama, an enormous mechanized diorama of the United States as it might appear in the not-too-distant future. This spectacular display of miniature landscapes, knit together with broad highways coursing with model automobiles, was the most popular exhibit of the 1939–40 New York World’s Fair.1 It was seen by millions of people and discussed by millions more, and it has been the focus of a number of thoughtful analyses, including Adnan Morshed’s recent book Impossible Heights and the 2012 ... Read More
      Keywords: Historic preservation; Cultural property; Heritage tourism; Historic buildings; Hull-House (Chicago, Ill.); Social settlements; United States.; Rural electrification; Advertising campaigns; City planning; General Motors Corporation; Urban renewal; Lounsbury, Car
      PubDate: 2017-01-15T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • The Photographic Construction of Urban Renewal in Fargo, North Dakota
    • Abstract: The federally subsidized urban renewal program had its roots in three major federal housing acts, those of 1937, 1949, and 1954. The Housing Act of 1937 defined a slum as “any area where dwellings predominate which, by reason of dilapidation, overcrowding, faulty arrangement or design, lack of ventilation, light or sanitation facilities, or any combination of these factors, are detrimental to safety, health, or morals.”1 Responding to a call in President Harry S. Truman’s 1949 State of the Union address, Congress passed the Housing Act of 1949, Title I of which authorized the use of federal funds for what it termed slum clearance.2 The 1949 act defined an approach to identifying and rebuilding “blighted or ... Read More
      Keywords: Historic preservation; Cultural property; Heritage tourism; Historic buildings; Hull-House (Chicago, Ill.); Social settlements; United States.; Rural electrification; Advertising campaigns; City planning; General Motors Corporation; Urban renewal; Lounsbury, Car
      PubDate: 2017-01-15T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • The Chesapeake House: Architectural Investigation by Colonial Williamsburg
           ed. by Cary Carson, Carl R. Lounsbury (review)
    • Abstract: Examining the nature of architecture and landscape in one East Coast region from colonial settlement to the early nineteenth century, The Chesapeake House, edited by Cary Carson and Carl R. Lounsbury, is an accessible and beautifully designed volume that presents the work of an interdisciplinary team of historians, archeologists, conservators, and curators working for the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation over the past two decades. Moving well beyond the original site of Williamsburg to survey other extant buildings across Maryland and eastern Virginia, their work yields insights into the development of a distinct regional architecture and culture over time, grounded in the deep analysis of a wide variety of ... Read More
      Keywords: Historic preservation; Cultural property; Heritage tourism; Historic buildings; Hull-House (Chicago, Ill.); Social settlements; United States.; Rural electrification; Advertising campaigns; City planning; General Motors Corporation; Urban renewal; Lounsbury, Car
      PubDate: 2017-01-15T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Hitler at Home by Despina Stratigakos (review)
    • Abstract: Hitler at Home is a very good book about a very evil man. Despina Stratigakos’s 383-page tome explores three dwellings renovated by German chancellor and leader of the Nazi party Adolf Hitler in the mid-1930s: the Old Chancellery in Berlin, an apartment in Munich, and the Berghof, a mountain retreat on the Obersalzberg in Bavaria. The argument of the book is that amid the international rise of celebrity culture and the house museum, domestic architecture served as a powerful tool of propaganda that shaped Hitler’s rise to power. The book is divided in two major parts. The five chapters in part 1 look at Hitler’s domestic architecture and the career of his chief designer, Gerdy Troost; the six ... Read More
      Keywords: Historic preservation; Cultural property; Heritage tourism; Historic buildings; Hull-House (Chicago, Ill.); Social settlements; United States.; Rural electrification; Advertising campaigns; City planning; General Motors Corporation; Urban renewal; Lounsbury, Car
      PubDate: 2017-01-15T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Detached America: Building Houses in Postwar Suburbia by James A. Jacobs
           (review)
    • Abstract: Between 1945 and 1970, new housing types transformed the American city and suburbs. Millions and millions of “tract houses” constructed and designed by builders ringed the older urban cores. Nearly all were ranches, split-levels, or other new forms of two-story houses. Each was different from previous American houses in design and spatial arrangement. But because the new types have been thoroughly disliked for most of their history by cultural critics—and by architectural historians—we know astonishingly little about them. Only in the past few years have scholars turned sustained attention to the new houses and the neighborhoods of which they were a part.1 James A. Jacobs is one of the first to focus ... Read More
      Keywords: Historic preservation; Cultural property; Heritage tourism; Historic buildings; Hull-House (Chicago, Ill.); Social settlements; United States.; Rural electrification; Advertising campaigns; City planning; General Motors Corporation; Urban renewal; Lounsbury, Car
      PubDate: 2017-01-15T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Houses for a New World: Builders and Buyers in American Suburbs,
           1945–1965 by Barbara Miller Lane (review)
    • Abstract: Houses for a New World makes a significant contribution to the growing corpus of scholarly literature focused on the post–World War II tract house and residential development on what was then the metropolitan periphery. This volume is not only the most detailed study to date but offers an abundance of fresh material and, most importantly, substantial new insights on the nature of a phenomenon that became an emblem of the American landscape and American life, one that still profoundly affects our routines and our outlooks. Barbara Miller Lane takes her subject in a largely positive light that is framed by voluminous research over a period of many years. Her perspective accords with that of a number of other ... Read More
      Keywords: Historic preservation; Cultural property; Heritage tourism; Historic buildings; Hull-House (Chicago, Ill.); Social settlements; United States.; Rural electrification; Advertising campaigns; City planning; General Motors Corporation; Urban renewal; Lounsbury, Car
      PubDate: 2017-01-15T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • The Camaro in the Pasture: Speculations on the Cultural Landscape of
           America by Robert B. Riley (review)
    • Abstract: “The countryside just doesn’t look like countryside is supposed to anymore,” Robert Riley writes in the essay that gives this collection its name. “The tractor-tire garden out front is now an eight-year-old Camaro with a ‘for sale’ sign on it” (92). This unexpected new reality—Riley’s “machine in the garden”—prompts a broader inquiry into the contemporary rural landscape in transition.1 It used to be that people who lived on the land also earned a living from it. This old rural landscape played a stable role as both a physical place and an image of preindustrial wholesomeness in the spatial imaginary of the modern city. Today, however, much of the American countryside has shed its traditional associations ... Read More
      Keywords: Historic preservation; Cultural property; Heritage tourism; Historic buildings; Hull-House (Chicago, Ill.); Social settlements; United States.; Rural electrification; Advertising campaigns; City planning; General Motors Corporation; Urban renewal; Lounsbury, Car
      PubDate: 2017-01-15T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • SubUrbanisms: Casino Urbanization, Chinatowns, and the Contested American
           Landscape by Stephen Fan, and: Chinese Style: Rediscovering the
           Architecture of Poy Gum Lee, 1923–1968 by Kerri Culhane (review)
    • Abstract: With SubUrbanisms and Chinese Style, the Museum of Chinese in America has staked a broadened claim for the role of Asian immigrants—Chinese Americans in particular—in the production of metropolitan cultural landscapes beyond traditional Chinatowns. The museum, founded in 1980 and housed in lower Manhattan since 2009 in a greatly expanded space designed by Maya Lin, is an ideal location to examine the material in these concurrent exhibitions. The larger of the two shows, SubUrbanisms, invites the visitor to travel from crowded Mott and Canal Streets in Manhattan to the west bank of the Thames River in eastern Connecticut, where sits the Mohegan Sun, a megacasino resort. Dozens of buses travel to ... Read More
      Keywords: Historic preservation; Cultural property; Heritage tourism; Historic buildings; Hull-House (Chicago, Ill.); Social settlements; United States.; Rural electrification; Advertising campaigns; City planning; General Motors Corporation; Urban renewal; Lounsbury, Car
      PubDate: 2017-01-15T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Re-Collecting Black Hawk: Landscape, Memory, and Power in the American
           Midwest ed. by Nicolas A. Brown, Sarah E. Kanouse (review)
    • Abstract: When I receive books in the mail, I tear open the packaging, check the cover, read the back jacket, and flip through the pages. I followed my usual practice upon the arrival of Re-Collecting Black Hawk: Landscapes, Memory, and Power in the American Midwest, a stunning and provocative image-and-text collection edited by Nicolas A. Brown, a professor of geography and American Indian and Native studies, and Sarah E. Kanouse, an artist. Rifling through, I accidentally landed on a black-and-white photograph of a street sign from Freeport, Illinois. Set against a dull gray sky, the sign demarcated the intersection of West Empire Street and South Blackhawk Avenue. I stared at it for a moment before closing the book ... Read More
      Keywords: Historic preservation; Cultural property; Heritage tourism; Historic buildings; Hull-House (Chicago, Ill.); Social settlements; United States.; Rural electrification; Advertising campaigns; City planning; General Motors Corporation; Urban renewal; Lounsbury, Car
      PubDate: 2017-01-15T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Book for Architects by Wolfgang Tillmans (review)
    • Abstract: Enter a darkened room dominated by a large structure with its back to you. Climb a set of stacked benches to see a corner brightly lit by a changing pair of projected images, one on each wall. You see some familiar high-design architectural marvels as well as many ordinary anonymous places. Sometimes there are whole buildings, more often fragments: doorknobs, signs, satellite dishes. Everything is photographed like a snapshot rather than through the perfecting lens of the professional. Most of the sites depicted show their age, their wearing down, and their building up through use. As 450 photos flash by in a forty-one-minute video loop—approximately four pairs of pictures every two minutes—this installation ... Read More
      Keywords: Historic preservation; Cultural property; Heritage tourism; Historic buildings; Hull-House (Chicago, Ill.); Social settlements; United States.; Rural electrification; Advertising campaigns; City planning; General Motors Corporation; Urban renewal; Lounsbury, Car
      PubDate: 2017-01-15T00:00:00-05:00
       
 
 
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