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The Black Skyscraper: Architecture and the Perception of Race by Brown's The Black Skyscraper provides a detailed account of how scale and proximity shape our understanding of race.Over the next half-century, as city skylines grew, American writers imagined the new urban backdrop as an obstacle to racial differentiation. Examining works produced by writers, painters, architects, and laborers who grappled with the early skyscraper's outsized and disorienting dimensions, Brown explores this architecture's effects on how race was seen, read, and sensed at the turn of the twentieth century.
Call Number: eBook
Publication Date: 2017-11-15
Dark Space: Architecture, Representation, Black Identity by Made in America -- There is no such thing as African American architecture -- Architecture liberation theology -- Space as praxis as identity -- The problem with African American museums -- (Black) sexuality and space: the body and the gaze.
Call Number: NA2543.R37 G66 2016
Publication Date: 2016-02-23
Second Skin: Josephine Baker & the Modern Surface by Cheng argues that Baker's famous nakedness must be understood within larger philosophic and aesthetic debates about, and desire for, 'pure surface' that crystallized at the convergence of modern art, architecture, machinery, and philosophy. Through Cheng's analysis, Baker emerges as a central artist whose work engages with and impacts various modes of modernist display such as film, photography, art, and even the modern house.
Call Number: eBook
Publication Date: 2011-01-04
African American Architects: A Biographical Dictionary, 1865-1945 by This unique reference work brings their lives and work to light for the first time. Written by 100 experts ranging from architectural historians to archivists, this book contains 160 biographical, A-Z entries on African-American architects from the era of Emancipation to the end of World War II.
Call Number: eBook
Publication Date: 2004-01-12
Theaster Gates by
Call Number: N6537.G377 A4 2015
Publication Date: 2015-09-18
Ruffneck Constructivists: Dineo Seshee Bopape, Kendell Geers, Arthur Jafa, Jennie C. Jones, Kahlil Joseph, Deana Lawson, Rodney McMillian, Pope. L, Tim Portlock, Lior Shvil, Szymon Tomsia by Ruffneck Constructivists," published to accompany a group exhibition curated by artist Kara Walker, brings together 11 international artists in order to define a contemporary manifesto of urban architecture and change. Inspired by both the Russian Constructivists and McLyte's 1993 hit song "Ruffneck," the phrase "Ruffneck Constructivists" evokes thuggishness as an expression of abjection.
Call Number: N6538.N5 R84 2014
Publication Date: 2014-08-31
Drawn from African Dwellings by This exquisitely illustrated study takes us into the traditionally built dwellings of African society. This "life-in-architecture" material culture reveals the socioeconomic and cosmological organization and the world views of these societies. Bourdier and Trinh connect structural patterns - setting, design, decoration, orientation - to factors such as kinship, gender, history, religion, poetry, and oral traditions.
Call Number: NA1598 .B68 1996
Publication Date: 1997-01-01
Race and Modern Architecture by Although race-a concept of human difference that establishes hierarchies of power and domination-has played a critical role in the development of modern architectural discourse and practice since the Enlightenment, its influence on the discipline remains largely underexplored. This volume offers a welcome and long-awaited intervention for the field by shining a spotlight on constructions of race and their impact on architecture and theory in Europe and North America and across various global contexts since the eighteenth century.
Call Number: NA2543.R37 R336 2020
Publication Date: 2020-05-26