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Book Review: The Architecture Of Incarceration

Architecture Of Incarceration, edited by Iona Spens I have mixed feelings about this particular book.  On the one hand, I am definitely a part of the target audience that this book is aiming at, and that is people who are … Continue reading

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Book Review: Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello

Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello, by the William L. Beiswanger It took until page 190 before this particular book mentioned Sally Hemings by name.  That does not make this a bad book, but it does demonstrate the sort of awkwardness that one … Continue reading

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The Vulnerability Of Our Creations

As I write this, I am receiving frequent news updates about the burning of Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, France.  Although I am not Catholic myself, I have many online friends and acquaintances who are, and the burning of this … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Most Beautiful Libraries In The World

The Most Beautiful Libraries In The World, photographs by Guillaume De Laubier, text by Jacques Bosser I picked up this book as part of my library reading about libraries–being very interested in such meta tasks, and I found the context … Continue reading

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Book Review: Modern Masters

Modern Masters:  Contemporary Architecture From Around The World, by Steve Huyton [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by Edelweiss/Schiffer Publishing.] The ideal reader of this book is someone who is looking to build the sort of home that … Continue reading

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Book Review: Heavy Timber Structure`

Heavy Timber Structures:  Creating Comfort In Public Spaces, by Anthony F. Zaya and Timothy Diener [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by Edelweiss/Schiller Publishing.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] In reading this book, it is important … Continue reading

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Book Review: Southeast Asian Houses: Expanding Tradition

Southeast Asian Houses:  Expanding Tradition, edited by Seo Ryeung Ju [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by Edelweiss/Seoul Selection.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] One of the more notable aspects of the architecture I noticed in … Continue reading

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Book Review: Southeastern Asian Houses: Embracing Urban Context

Southeastern Asian Houses:  Embracing Urban Context, edited by Seo Ryeung Ju [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by Edelweiss/Seoul Selection.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] Having lived in Southeast Asia (in Thailand, specifically), I was interested … Continue reading

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Book Review: Plain Meetinghouses

Plain Meethinghouses:  Lancaster County Old Order Mennonites Gather To Worship, by Beth Oberholtzer, photos by John Herr [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by Edelweiss/Schiffer Publishing.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] There may not be many … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Historic Barns Of Southeastern Pennsylvania

The Historic Barns Of Southeastern Pennsylvania:  Architecture & Preservation, Built 1750-1900, by Gregory D. Huber [Note:  This book was given free of charge by Edelweiss/Schiffer Publishing.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] Coming as I do from a Pennsylvania … Continue reading

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