New Books Network

K. Kennen and N. Kirkwood, “Phyto: Principals and Resources for Site Remediation and Landscape Design” (Routledge, 2015)
Environmental crises are making headlines in the news everyday. As public awareness increases about brownfields, pollutants, and water quality, Phyto: Principals and Resources for Site Remediation and Landscape Design (Routledge, 2015) is the tool to mediate those pressing issues. The authors are both landscape architects who address “how to” contain... Read More
Seth Bernard, “Building Mid-Republican Rome: Labor, Architecture, and the Urban Economy” (Oxford UP, 2018)
Building Mid-Republican Rome: Labor, Architecture, and the Urban Economy (Oxford University Press, 2018), offers a holistic treatment of the development of the Mid-Republican city from 396 to 168 BCE. As Romans established imperial control over Italy and beyond, the city itself radically transformed from an ambitious central Italian settlement into the capital... Read More
Adrienne Brown, “The Black Skyscraper: Architecture and the Perception of Race” (Johns Hopkins UP, 2017)
Adrienne Brown joins the New Books Network this week to talk about her fascinating 2017 book, The Black Skyscraper: Architecture and the Perception of Race (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2017), which was a recent recipient of the Modern Studies Association’s First Book prize. Tracing the interconnected histories of the skyscraper and... Read More
Nadia Amoroso, “Representing Landscapes: A Visual Collection of Landscape Architectural Drawings” (Routledge, 2012)
Nadia Amoroso’s Representing Landscapes: A Visual Collection of Landscape Architectural Drawings (Routledge, 2012) is a collaboration between landscape architecture professors and practitioners leading the field today. The inspiration for the book came from her design studios. She wanted to demonstrate to students how they too could produce beautiful graphics by... Read More
Sun-Young Park, “Ideals of the Body: Architecture, Urbanism, and Hygiene in Postrevolutionary Paris” (U Pittsburgh Press, 2018)
We know quite a bit about the physical signatures of urban “modernity” foisted upon Paris by Baron Haussmann in the late nineteenth century — the broad boulevards, networked infrastructures, connected apartment houses, and assorted monuments — but little scholarship has seized on its precursors in the half-century prior. In Ideals... Read More
Elizabeth Macaulay-Lewis, “Classical New York: Discovering Greece and Rome in Gotham” (Empires State Editions, 2018)
A new book explores how and why New York City became a showcase for the art and architectural styles of ancient Greece and Rome. Classical New York: Discovering Greece and Rome in Gotham (Empire State Editions, 2018), co-edited by Elizabeth Macaulay-Lewis and Matthew McGowan (Fordham University Press, 2018), examines the Greco-Roman influence on buildings,... Read More