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Architects: Portraits of a Practice

Yarrow, Thomas
What is creativity? What is the relationship between work life and personal life? How is it possible to live truthfully in a world of contradiction and compromise? These deep and deeply personal questions spring to the fore in Thomas Yarrow's vivid exploration of the life of architects. Yarrow takes us inside the world of architects, showing us...
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Architectures of Russian Identity, 1500 to the Present

Cracraft J
From the royal pew of Ivan the Terrible, to Catherine the Great's use of landscape, to the struggles between the Orthodox Church and preservationists in post-Soviet Yaroslavl-across five centuries of Russian history, Russian leaders have used...
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Donatello among the Blackshirts: History and Modernity in the Visual Culture of Fascist Italy

Lazzaro, Claudio
This ambitious collection treating the Italian Fascists' appropriation of the past for political purposes focuses on the role of the visual in the aim of fusing the past and the modern world in Mussolini's Italy. With contributions by art historians...
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Open Hearts Open Doors: Reflections on China's Past and Future (English/traditional Chinese Version)

Lui, Elizabeth Gill~
"A second edition in English and simplified Mandarin is available through Cornell University Press."--Colophon.
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Public Housing Myths: Perception, Reality, and Social Policy

Bloom, Nicholas Dagen
Popular opinion holds that public housing is a failure. Over the past decade, however, historians and social scientists have quietly exploded the common wisdom about public housing. This volume provides an updated, panoramic view of public...
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Salvaging Community: How American Cities Rebuild Closed Military Bases

Touchton, Michael
American communities face serious challenges when military bases close. But affected municipalities and metro regions are not doomed. Taking a long-term, flexible, and incremental approach, Michael Touchton and Amanda J. Ashley make strong recommendations for collaborative models of governance that can improve defense conversion dramatically...
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Summerfolk: A History of the Dacha, 1710-2000

Lovell, Stephen
A fascinating work rich in detail, Summerfolk explores the ways in which Russia's turbulent past has shaped the function of the dacha and attitudes toward...
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