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  • 11 Feb 2017 1:43 PM | Christine R Henry (Administrator)

    VAF member Roger Leech presented on this topic at the VAF meeting in Annapolis prior to publication of the book in 2014. 

    This study, covering the period c.1000 to c1800AD, is of the medieval and early modern houses of Bristol.  Based partly on the survey of surviving early buildings, the study also makes extensive use of documentary evidence and records of houses now demolished to analyse how town houses reveal the social structure and aspirations of Bristol’s citizens in this period.  The development of the town and city in the medieval and the early modern period is examined, then aspects of life on the urban tenement plot.  The principal house types of the medieval period are fully explored, showing aspirations and separate identity of the urban elite in the largest of such houses. 

    This book demonstrates the possibilities for using documentary and physical evidence to reconstruct the fabric of a city and the social character of its different parts.  Particularly important is the development of a new way of looking at medieval and early modern urban housing, focusing specifically on the relationships between different building types and changes in building forms, both of which reveal the complex character of an evolving commercial city.
  • 11 Feb 2017 1:33 PM | Christine R Henry (Administrator)
    Of all building types, the skyscraper strikes observers as the most modern, in terms not only of height but also of boldness, scale, ingenuity, and daring. As a phenomenon born in late-nineteenth-century America, it quickly became emblematic of New York, Chicago, and other major cities. Previous studies of these structures have tended to foreground more avowedly modernist approaches, while those with styles reminiscent of the great Gothic cathedrals of Europe were initially disparaged as being antimodernist or were simply unacknowledged. Skyscraper Gothic brings together renowned scholars to address the medievalist skyscraper, from the flying buttresses to the dizzying spires, and from the Chicago Tribune Tower to the Woolworth Building in Manhattan.

    Drawing on archival evidence and period texts to uncover the ways in which patrons and architects came to understand the Gothic as a historic style, the authors explore what the appearance of Gothic forms on radically new buildings meant urbanistically, architecturally, and socially not only for those who were involved in the actual conceptualization and execution of the projects but also for the critics and the general public who saw the buildings take shape.

  • 11 Feb 2017 1:25 PM | Christine R Henry (Administrator)

    Alonso González, Pablo. “Heritage and Rural Gentrification in Spain: The Case of Santiago Millas.” International Journal of Heritage Studies 23, no. 2 (February 7, 2017): 125–40. doi:10.1080/13527258.2016.1246468.

    Al, Stefan. The Strip: Las Vegas and the Architecture of the American Dream. Cambridge, Mass: The MIT Press, 2017.

    Bishop, Hilary J. “Classifications of Sacred Space: A New Understanding of Mass Rock Sites in Ireland.” International Journal of Historical Archaeology 20, no. 4 (December 2016): 828–72. doi:10.1007/s10761-015-0326-1.

    Bolotin, Norman. Chicago’s Grand Midway: A Walk around the World at the Columbian Exposition. Champaign: University of Illinois Press, 2017.

    Britton, Karla Cavarra. “Robert Damora and the Mission of American Architecture.” The Journal of Architecture 21, no. 7 (October 2, 2016): 995–1011. doi:10.1080/13602365.2016.1229687.

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    Carullo, Valeria. “Image Makers of British Modernism: Dell &amp; Wainwright at The Architectural Review.” The Journal of Architecture 21, no. 7 (October 2, 2016): 1012–32. doi:10.1080/13602365.2016.1230143.

    Christensen, Mark Z., and Jonathan G. Truitt, eds. Native Wills from the Colonial Americas: Dead Giveaways in a New World. Salt Lake City: The University of Utah Press, 2016.

    Deriu, Davide. “‘Don’t Look Down!’: A Short History of Rooftopping Photography.” The Journal of Architecture 21, no. 7 (October 2, 2016): 1033–61. doi:10.1080/13602365.2016.1230640.

    Enloe, Cynthia. “Ticonderoga, Gettysburg, and Hiroshima: Feminist Reflections on Becoming a Militarized Tourist.” American Quarterly 68, no. 3 (September 2016): 529–36. doi:10.1353/aq.2016.0048.

    Foster, David R. A Meeting of Land and Sea: Nature and the Future of Martha’s Vineyard. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2017.

    Greefs, Hilde. “Clubs as Vehicles for Inclusion in the Urban Fabric? Immigrants and Elitist Associational Practices in Antwerp, 1795–1830.” Social History 41, no. 4 (October 2016): 375–95. doi:10.1080/03071022.2016.1215099.

    Gregory, Carrie J. “Cultural Traditions of Abandoned Rural Cultural Landscapes.” APT BULLETIN: THE JOURNAL OF PRESERVATION TECHNOLOGY XLVII, no. 2–3 (2016): 29–36.

    Hassen, Hal, and Dawn Cobb. Cemeteries of Illinois: A Field Guide to Markers, Monuments, and Motifs. Champaign: University of Illinois Press, 2017.

    He, Ding, and Jie Zhang. “Vernacular Uses and Cultural Identity of Heritage: Trade of Antique Fragments in the Chinese Porcelain Capital.” International Journal of Heritage Studies 22, no. 10 (November 25, 2016): 844–56. doi:10.1080/13527258.2016.1218911.

    Hommelen, Ruth. “Building with Artificial Light: Architectural Night Photography in the Inter-War Period.” The Journal of Architecture 21, no. 7 (October 2, 2016): 1062–99. doi:10.1080/13602365.2016.1248854.

    Hori, Julia Michiko. “Berthing Violent Nostalgia: Restored Slave Ports and the Royal Caribbean Historic Falmouth Cruise Terminal.” American Quarterly 68, no. 3 (September 2016): 669–94. doi:10.1353/aq.2016.0058.

    Huang, Shu-Mei. “Ethics of Heritage: Locating the Punitive State in the Historical Penal Landscape of Taipei.” International Journal of Heritage Studies 23, no. 2 (February 7, 2017): 111–24. doi:10.1080/13527258.2016.1246463.

    Iuliano, Marco. “Lucien Hervé and Le Corbusier: Pair or Peers?” The Journal of Architecture 21, no. 7 (October 2, 2016): 1100–1126. doi:10.1080/13602365.2016.1231213.

    Kenny, N. “City Glow: Streetlights, Emotions, and Nocturnal Life, 1880s-1910s.” Journal of Urban History 43, no. 1 (January 1, 2017): 91–114. doi:10.1177/0096144215576716.

    Lähdesmäki, Tuuli. “Politics of Tangibility, Intangibility, and Place in the Making of a European Cultural Heritage in EU Heritage Policy.” International Journal of Heritage Studies 22, no. 10 (November 25, 2016): 766–80. doi:10.1080/13527258.2016.1212386.

    Lee, Brian D., Daniel I. Carey, and Alice L. Jones, eds. Water in Kentucky: Natural History, Communities, and Conservation. Lexington: University Press of Kentucky, 2017.

    Makhulu, Anne-Maria. Making Freedom: Apartheid, Squatter Politics, and the Struggle for Home. Durham: Duke University Press, 2015.

    Miller, Daegan. “Reading Tree in Nature’s Nation: Toward a Field Guide to Sylvan Literacy in the Nineteenth-Century United States.” The American Historical Review 121, no. 4 (2016): 1114–40. doi:10.1093/ahr/121.4.1114.

    Minner, Jennifer, and Jeffrey M. Chusid. “Time, Architecture, and Geography: Modeling the Past and Future of Cultural Landscapes.” APT BULLETIN: THE JOURNAL OF PRESERVATION TECHNOLOGY XLVII, no. 2–3 (2016): 49–59.

    Mungur-Medhi, Jayshree. “The Reconstitution of Aapravasi Ghat, a Nineteenth-Century Immigration Depot in the Capital City of Port Louis, Mauritius, through Archaeology.” International Journal of Historical Archaeology 20, no. 4 (December 2016): 781–803. doi:10.1007/s10761-016-0379-9.

    Nash, Clare. Contemporary Vernacular Design: How British Housing Can Rediscover Its Soul. New York: Routledge, 2017.

    Navickas, Katrina. Protest and the Politics of Space and Place 1789-1848. Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2016.

    Ndletyana, Mcebisi, and Denver A. Webb. “Social Divisions Carved in Stone or Cenotaphs to a New Identity? Policy for Memorials, Monuments and Statues in a Democratic South Africa.” International Journal of Heritage Studies 23, no. 2 (February 7, 2017): 97–110. doi:10.1080/13527258.2016.1246464.

    Noppen, Luc, Thomas Coomans, and Martin Drouin. Des Couvents En Héritage / Religious Houses: A Legacy. Quebec: Presses de l’Université du Québec, 2016.

    Oakes, Tim. “Villagizing the City: Turning Rural Ethnic Heritage into Urban Modernity in Southwest China.” International Journal of Heritage Studies 22, no. 10 (November 25, 2016): 751–65. doi:10.1080/13527258.2016.1212387.

    O’Donnell, Ronan. Assembling Enclosure: Transformations in the Rural Landscape of Post-Medieval North-East England. Explorations in Local and Regional History, Volume 7. Hatfield: University of Hertfordshire Press, 2015.

    Owens, Alastair, and Nigel Jeffries. “People and Things on the Move: Domestic Material Culture, Poverty and Mobility in Victorian London.” International Journal of Historical Archaeology 20, no. 4 (December 2016): 804–27. doi:10.1007/s10761-016-0350-9.

    Paris, Ivan. “Domestic Appliances and Industrial Design: The Italian White-Goods Industry during the 1950s and 1960s.” Technology and Culture 57, no. 3 (2016): 612–48. doi:10.1353/tech.2016.0073.

    Penick, Monica. Tastemaker: Elizabeth Gordon, House Beautiful, and the Postwar American Home. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2017.

    Plaiss, Adam. “From Natural Monopoly to Public Utility: Technological Determinism and the Political Economy of Infrastructure in Progressive-Era America.” Technology and Culture 57, no. 4 (2016): 806–30. doi:10.1353/tech.2016.0108.

    Podair, Jerald. City of Dreams: Dodger Stadium and the Birth of Modern Los Angeles. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2017.

    Sevtsuk, A., R. Kalvo, and O. Ekmekci. “Pedestrian Accessibility in Grid Layouts: The Role of Block, Plot and Street Dimensions.” Urban Morphology 20, no. 2 (2016).

    Silber, Kate. “North Stars: Alaskans Strive to Save Their State’s Remaining Historic Roadhouses.” Preservation 68, no. 4 (2016): 22–29.

    Siry, Joseph M. “Roche and Dinkeloo’s Center for the Arts at Wesleyan University: Classical, Vernacular, and Modernist Architecture in the 1960s.” Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians 75, no. 3 (September 2016): 339–65. doi:10.1525/jsah.2016.75.3.339.

    Smith, Kathryn. Wright on Exhibit: Frank Lloyd Wright’s Architectural Exhibitions. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2017.

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    Walser, Lauren. “City Love: Americans’ Fondness for Urban Areas Is Stronger than Ever–and Preservation Is Playing a Major Role.” Preservation 68, no. 4 (2016): 36–42.

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    Wesener, Andreas. “Adopting ‘things of the Little’: Intangible Cultural Heritage and Experiential Authenticity of Place in the Jewellery Quarter, Birmingham.” International Journal of Heritage Studies 23, no. 2 (February 7, 2017): 141–55. doi:10.1080/13527258.2016.1246465.

    Williams, Ron. “A Québec Case Study in the Repurposing of Declining Cultural Landscapes.” APT BULLETIN: THE JOURNAL OF PRESERVATION TECHNOLOGY XLVII, no. 2–3 (2016): 68–74.

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