New Books Network

Chip Sullivan, “Cartooning the Landscape” (U Virginia Press, 2016)
This is a magical journey about the mystery of the design process. Chip Sullivan‘s Cartooning the Landscape (University of Virginia Press, 2016) is about using your drawing skills to exercise and stretch your imagination. He takes you step by step through a process of creativity to enhance your own design... Read More
Caitlín Eilís Barrett, “Domesticating Empire: Egyptian Landscapes in Pompeian Gardens” (Oxford UP, 2019)
Domesticating Empire: Egyptian Landscapes in Pompeian Gardens (Oxford University Press, 2019) is the first contextually-oriented monograph on Egyptian imagery in Roman households. Caitlín Eilís Barrett, Associate Professor of Classics at Cornell University, draws on case studies from Flavian Pompeii to investigate the close association between representations of Egypt and a... Read More
Kenneth I. Helphand, “Lawrence Halprin” (Library of American Landscape History, 2017)
During a career spanning six decades, Lawrence Halprin (1916–2009) became one of the most prolific and outspoken landscape architects of his generation. He took on challenging new project types, developing a multidisciplinary practice while experimenting with adaptive reuse and ecological designs for new shopping malls, freeways, and urban parks. In... Read More
Christof Spieler, “Trains, Buses, People: An Opinionated Atlas of US Transit” (Island Press, 2018)
Christof Spieler, PE, LEED AP, is a Vice President and Director of Planning at Huitt-Zollars and a lecturer in Architecture and Engineering at Rice University. He was a member of the board of directors of Houston METRO from 2010-2018, where he oversaw a complete redesign of the bus network that... Read More
Harold Holzer, “Monument Man: The Life and Art of Daniel Chester French” (Princeton Architectural Press, 2019)
Harold Holzer has written a biography of one of America’s greatest public artists of the nineteenth and early twentieth century, Daniel Chester French.  In Monument Man: The Life and Art of Daniel Chester French (Princeton Architectural Press, 2019), Holzer chronicles the career of French, who became best known for his... Read More
Anne Cheng, “Second Skin: Josephine Baker and the Modern Surface” (Oxford UP, 2017)
On this episode of the New Books Network, Dr. Lee Pierce (she/they)–Asst. Prof. of Rhetoric at SUNY Geneseo–interviews Dr. Anne Cheng (she/hers)–Professor of English and Director of the Program in American Studies at Princeton University–to discuss an inimitable work of critique: Second Skin: Josephine Baker and the Modern Surface (Oxford... Read More