BOOKS RECEIVED: Sharon R. Steadman, “Archaeology of Domestic Architecture and the Human Use of Space” (Left Coast Press, 2015)
This volume is the first text to focus specifically on the archaeology of domestic architecture. Covering major theoretical and methodological developments over recent decades in areas like social institutions, settlement types, gender, status, and power, this book addresses the developing… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Bevan and Lake, eds., “Computational Approaches to Archaeological Spaces” (Left Coast Press, 2013)
This volume of original chapters written by experts in the field offers a snapshot of how historical built spaces, past cultural landscapes, and archaeological distributions are currently being explored through computational social science. It focuses on the continuing importance of… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Nicholas Adams, “Gunnar Asplund’s Gothenburg: The Transformation of Public Architecture in Interwar Europe” (Penn State UP, 2014)
In the west coast port city of Gothenburg, Sweden, the architect Gunnar Asplund built a modest extension to an old courthouse on the main square (1934-36). Judged today to be one of the finest works of modern architecture, the courthouse… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Ignacy Potocki, “Remarks on Architecture: The Vitruvian Tradition in Enlightenment Poland” (Penn State UP, 2015)
At the end of the eighteenth century, the authors of Poland’s 3 May 1791 Constitution became the heirs to a defunct state whose territory had been partitioned by Russia, Prussia, and Austria. At this moment of intensive national postmortem, Ignacy… Read More
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