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After You Left / They Took It Apart Demolished Paul Rudolph Homes
ISBN: HB: 9781935195450, Columbia College Chicago Press, October 2013
75 pp., 25.4x20.3 cm, 44 colour plates
While more conventional art can be tucked neatly away on gallery walls, houses have a much larger footprint. And when a home outlives its most basic function of providing shelter, a decision has to be made as to whether it is ultimately worth saving....
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£37,00
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About Face
ISBN: HB: 9781935195368, Columbia College Chicago Press, April 2013
96 pp., 28x28 cm, 55 colour illus.
Through the influences of vanity, aging, and insecurities, many find fault with their own faces and few achieve their own notions of perfection. Yet, in the course of such self-criticism, most people take for granted their own ability to explore and...
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£45,00
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Portraits from the Park Comiskey Park Photographs, 1973-1990
ISBN: HB: 9781935195399, Columbia College Chicago Press, April 2013
120 pp., 22.8x20.3 cm, 67 halftones
Chicago's old Comiskey Park, home to the White Sox until 1990, is as essential to the city's cultural history as it is to baseball's. From the first day that Thomas W. Harney set out to photograph fans in the ballpark, he felt at home there, owing to...
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£26,00
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Mountains and Memory
ISBN: HB: 9781935195276, Columbia College Chicago Press, March 2013
167 pp., 23x15 cm, 94 halftones
From Egypt's Abu Simbel to South Dakota's Mount Rushmore to Tan Swie Hian's Earth Art Museum in China's Quingdao National Forest, mountains have long been shaped to resemble human personages, including pharaohs, presidents, and painters. "Mountains a...
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£30,00
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Pleasure Drives and Promenades The History of Frederick Law Olmsted's Brooklyn Parkways
ISBN: PB: 9781935195375, Columbia College Chicago Press, February 2013
240 pp., 23x15 cm, 55 halftones
In the late 1860s and early 1870s, the local government of rapidly growing Brooklyn built Prospect Park, a large public park on its outskirts. During the same period, Brooklyn's local council implemented a plan to connect Prospect Park and New York C...
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£34,00
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Path for Kindred Spirits The Friendship of Clarence Stein and Benton MacKaye
ISBN: HB: 9781930066939, Columbia College Chicago Press, July 2012
160 pp., 23x15 cm, 45 halftones
Throughout history friendships between great thinkers have provided the basis for philosophical exchange. Such was the case with Clarence Stein and Benton MacKaye, conservationists and architects, who in the early twentieth century found their shared...
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£30,00
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City in a Garden A Photographic History of Chicago's Parks (Second Edition)
ISBN: PB: 9781935195221, Columbia College Chicago Press, April 2012
224 pp., 23x20.5 cm, 150 halftones
"The City in a Garden" is a compelling look at Chicago's remarkable and long-overlooked park system. Through unprecedented access to a cache of historical plans, photographs, and drawings, Julia S. Bachrach documents the city's 175-year commitment to...
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£28,00
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Complete House and Grounds Learning from A. J. Downing's Domestic Architecture
ISBN: HB: 9781935195245, Columbia College Chicago Press, April 2012
224 pp., 23x15 cm, 100 halftones
Andrew Jackson Downing, now considered the father of American landscape architecture, was among the first to develop aesthetic theories that differed sharply from those perpetuated in eighteenth- and early nineteenth-century Europe. He designed house...
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£30,00
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American Tourism Constructing a National Tradition
ISBN: HB: 9781935195238, Columbia College Chicago Press, April 2012
288 pp., 25x22 cm, 74 halftones
"American Tourism" reveals the remarkable stories behind the places Americans love to visit. From Independence Hall to Las Vegas, and from Silver Springs to Seattle's Pike Place Market, the collection pulls back the curtain on many of America's most...
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£30,00
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Aldo Leopold's Shack Nina's Story
ISBN: HB: 9781935195177, Columbia College Chicago Press, February 2012
88 pp., 25x22 cm, 10 drawings, 1 map, 135 colour illus.
This charming children's book tells the tale of an extraordinary family's efforts to restore a worn-out Wisconsin farm during the Depression and the 1940s. Noted conservationist Aldo Leopold – along with his wife, Estella, and their five children and...
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£22,00
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