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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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The Beautiful Walls

Photographic Elevations of Street Art in Los Angeles, Berlin, and Paris

By (photographer) Larry Yust; Text by Patrick A. Polk
UCLA Fowler Museum of Cultural History

This book celebrates the artistry and audacity of taggers and uncommissioned muralists who have decorate and deface contemporary cities.

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Design with Microclimate

The Secret to Comfortable Outdoor Space

Island Press

Arguing that a comfortable microclimate is the foundation of well-used outdoor places, Robert Brown provides useful guidelines for dealing with climate data, site assessment, microclimate modification, communication, design, and evaluation.

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Gods of Angkor

Bronzes from the National Museum of Cambodia

Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution

Gods of Angkor celebrates the accomplishments of Khmer bronze casters and their perfection of skill and aesthetic expression over nearly two millennia.

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