New Books Network

Scott Henderson, “Comics and Pop Culture: Adaptation from Panel to Frame” (U Texas Press, 2019)
It is hard to discuss the current film industry without acknowledging the impact of comic book adaptations, especially considering the blockbuster success of recent superhero movies. Yet transmedial adaptations are part of an evolution that can be traced to the turn of the last century, when comic strips such as... Read More
Anne Godfrey, “Active Landscape Photography: Theoretical Groundwork for Landscape Architecture” (Routledge, 2020)
Photographs play a hugely influential but largely unexamined role in the practice of landscape architecture and design. Through a diverse set of essays and case studies, this seminal text unpacks the complex relationship between landscape architecture and photography. It explores the influence of photographic seeing on the design process by... Read More
Suzie Hodge, “The Short Story of Architecture” (Laurence King Publishing, 2019)
What makes a building’s design come alive as it helps shape our existence? Listen in as I discuss this and other questions with Suzie Hodge, author of The Short Story of Architecture: A Pocket Guide to Key Styles, Buildings, Elements & Materials (Laurence King Publishing, 2019) Hodge is an art... Read More
Pablo Meninato, “Unexpected Affinities: The History of Type in Architectural Project from Laugier to Duchamp” (Routledge, 2018)
While the concept of “type” has been present in architectural discourse since its formal introduction at the end of the eighteenth century, its role in the development of architectural projects has not been comprehensively analyzed. This book proposes a reassessment of architectural type throughout history and its impact on the... Read More
Breanne Fahs, “Burn It Down: Feminist Manifestos for the Revolution” (Verso, 2020)
Burn It Down: Feminist Manifestos for the Revolution (Verso, 2020), Breanne Fahs has curated a comprehensive collection of feminist manifestos from the nineteenth century to today. Fahs collected over seventy-five manifestos from around the world, calling on feminists to act, be defiant and show their rage. This thought-provoking and timely collection... Read More
Roxann Prazniak, “Sudden Appearances: The Mongol Turn in Commerce, Belief, and Art” (U Hawaii Press 2019)
The “Mongol turn” in the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries forged new political, commercial, and religious circumstances in Eurasia. This legacy can be found in the “sudden appearances” of common themes, styles, motifs, and even pigments that circulated across the continents. Drawing on visual as well as textual sources from eight... Read More
Iva Glisic, “The Futurist Files: Avant-Garde, Politics, and Ideology in Russia, 1905–1930” (NIU Press, 2018)
Futurism was Russia’s first avant-garde movement. Gatecrashing the Russian public sphere in the early twentieth century, the movement called for the destruction of everything old, so that the past could not hinder the creation of a new, modern society. Over the next two decades, the protagonists of Russian Futurism pursued... Read More
Richard Williams “Why Cities Look the Way They Do” (Polity, 2019)
How should we understand our cities? In Why Cities Look the Way They Do (Polity, 2019), Richard Williams, Professor of Contemporary Visual Cultures in History of Art at the University of Edinburgh explores the processes that shape the city foregrounding images over the idea that cities are designed or planned. The... Read More