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The Continuing City: Urban Morphology in Western Civilization
The Continuing City
Urban Morphology in Western Civilization
Hardcover      ISBN: 0801838010
Memories, Dreams, Reflections
Memories, Dreams, Reflections
Paperback      ISBN: 0679723951
The Swiss psychologists shares the visions, inner experiences, and dreams that have shaped his work and thought
The Vintage Mencken
The Vintage Mencken
Paperback      ISBN: 0679728953
A collection of essays by the distinguished journalist, representing the broad scope of his social criticism
The Psychedelic Reader: Selected from the Psychedelic Review
The Psychedelic Reader
Selected from the Psychedelic Review
Paperback      ISBN: 0806514515
Overworked American: The Unexpected Decline of Leisure
Overworked American
The Unexpected Decline of Leisure
Paperback      ISBN: 046505434x
Argues that Americans work more than they used to, and more than Europeans, due to the preference of employers for longer hours, fear of unemployment, the undervaluing of household work, and the desire for consumer goods
Cloth and Human Experience
Cloth and Human Experience
Paperback      ISBN: 0874749956
Essays discuss cloth in smalland large-scale societies, cultural identity, cloth production, fabric folklore, and the political and religious aspects of cloth
Maps of Meaning: An Introduction to Cultural Geography
Maps of Meaning
An Introduction to Cultural Geography
Paperback      ISBN: 0415090881
Reprint of a work published in 1989 by Unwin Hyman Ltd. Instead of reiterating the field's conventional emphasis on the evolution of cultural landscapes and the interpretation of past environments, this introduction reflects the current transformation of cultural geography and its new orientation with regard to social geography and cultural theory. Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or.
The New Urbanism: Toward an Architecture of Community
The New Urbanism
Toward an Architecture of Community
Hardcover      ISBN: 0070338892
The move to liveable communities--ideal ``small towns'' and neighborhoods where people work, live, play, and walk from place to place--is on. Profit from what a visionary group of architects leading this movement has learned about designing new ``small towns'' in Peter Katz's The New Urbanism. You'll discover the amazing potential for this kind of work as well as case studies, site plans, project analyses, and 180 beautiful photographs. This unique reference also tackles--and answers--the critical issues of crime, health, traffic, environmental degradation, and economic vitality and opens a startling window on the look and feel of future communities. Every designer can profit from this guide to building the utopias of tomorrow--today!

All Consuming Images: The Politics of Style in Contemporary Culture
All Consuming Images
The Politics of Style in Contemporary Culture
Paperback      ISBN: 0465001017
Discusses the evolution of style, from its former limited position in the ranks of the aristocratic elite to its pervasive role in everyday life, where it has become a vital mechanism for the transmission of social, economic, and political power
In Their Own Words: Letters from Norwegian Immigrants
In Their Own Words
Letters from Norwegian Immigrants
Paperback      ISBN: 0816618593
These translations of letters home by nine Norwegian immigrants detail their perception of America and their adjustment to its lifestyle between 1870 and 1945