Architecture, Art & Design

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Contraptions for Art and Sound

Edited by Anne Focke
Marquand Books

This book explores the life and work of Trimpin, the sound sculptor and composer, whose work spans the media of visual art, music composition, performance, engineering, acoustics, and installation art.

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Sustainability in America's Cities

Creating the Green Metropolis

Island Press

This book highlights how America's largest cities are acting to develop sustainable solutions to conflicts between development and environment.

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Heritage of the Great Plains

University of Washington Press

Richly illustrated with historic and contemporary photographs and artwork, this book reveals the history and significance of the tipi from the 1830s to the present.

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Urbanism in the Age of Climate Change

Island Press

This provocative and engaging work emerges from Calthorpe’s belief that, just as the last fifty years produced massive changes in our culture, economy and environment, the next fifty will generate changes of an even more profound nature.

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Maguey Journey

The University of Arizona Press

Maguey, a term given to both the agave plant and the fibers extracted from its leaves, can be spun into fine cords used to create colorful textiles from net bags to equestrian gear. In this fascinating book, Kathryn Rousso, an accomplished textile artist, takes a detailed look at the state of maguey culture, use, and trade in Guatemala.

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Controlling the Past, Owning the Future

The University of Arizona Press

Contributors to this volume examine the political uses--and misuses--of archaeology in the Middle East using a variety of case studies, including the Taliban's destruction of Buddhas in Afghanistan, the commercialization of archaeology in Israel, the training of Egyptian archaeology inspectors, and the debate over Turkish identity sparked by the film Troy, among other provocative subjects.

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