Explores the role of African American arts in shaping the future and further informing new directions that might be taken to honor and protect the success of African Americans in the United States.
Once the manufacturing powerhouse of the nation, Detroit has become emblematic of failing cities everywhere—the paradigmatic city of ruins—and the epicenter of an explosive growth in images of urban decay.
Revised to include every card in the rare series, this 3-D cult classic provides a unique satirical look at an 1860s view of Hell that allegorically critiqued daily events in a France under the tyrannical rule of Napoleon III. 280 pp.
This is the first thorough guide to the design and history of "Kentuck," a splendid mountain house in southwestern Pennsylvania designed in 1953-1954 by Frank Lloyd Wright. Inspired by Fallingwater, the famous house only seven miles away that Wright designed above the waterfalls of Bear Run, local businessman I. N. Hagan and his wife, Bernardine, commissioned the 86-year-old Wright to design this home. 112 pp.
By analyzing how architecture has intersected with histories of slavery, colonialism and inequality—from 18th-century neoclassical governmental buildings to present-day housing projects for immigrants—this book challenges, complicates and revises the standard association of modern architecture with a universal project of emancipation and progress. 438 pp.