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Building a Culture By Scott Bechard
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This is a small collection of prose and poems with some reflection on US western history (1800s), including some modern history. Western landscapes, mostly California and Nevada, are often shown from... More > a metaphorical perspective. This is the authors first book of poems and his intention is to give copies to family and friends. Will anyone actually buy this book (besides the author)? This is pretty cool how Lulu allows people to create their own book.< Less
Inca: Discover the Culture and Geography of a Lost Civilization By Lawrence Kovacs
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Illustrated by Farah Rizvi. GRL: W Picture a landscape encompassing more than 80 different ecosystems, from the steamy Amazon Rainforest teeming with wildlife, to the soaring peaks of the Andes... More > plastered with glaciers and the wild Pacific shoreline more than a thousand miles long. This was the world of the Inca, one of the most powerful empires in the history of civilization. Their story, while shrouded in mystery, can be explained in part by the things they left behind. One of the Inca’s most amazing relics is the city of Machu Picchu, a settlement built on a jagged ridge high up in the Andes Mountains. It will tell the tale of the extraordinary Inca culture—their beliefs, rituals, scientific advances, cities, monuments, food, and unique systems of language—through a journey from the city of Cuzco on the Inca Trail to the ancient city of Machu Picchu.< Less
Amazing Africa: Projects You Can Build Yourself By Carla Mooney
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Amazing Africa Projects You Can Build Yourself, Written by Carla Mooney, Illustrated by Megan Stearns. While Africa is one continent it contains many diverse countries. Amazing Africa Projects You... More > Can Build Yourself introduces readers ages 9 and up to the stunning landscapes, ancient civilizations and ethnic groups, unique traditions, and amazing wildlife of the vast African continent. With 25 fun projects that kids can complete using common household supplies and many recycled materials, kids learn about life in Africa. Step-by-step instructions show young readers how to make their own shields for an initiation ceremony, cook banana fritters and fufu cakes, and design animal masks to commemorate the seasons. Kids will celebrate Africa and its place in our world.< Less
LEARNING FROM NEW ORLEANS STUDIO PROJECT TWO By Arijit Sen et al.
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When Hurricane Katrina struck the city of New Orleans in August 2005, UWM mobilized to provide assistance. First, the hurricane’s devastation was so severe that it would take years, not months,... More > for New Orleans to recover. Second, Katrina exposed racial and socioeconomic cleavages that challenge our sense of what it means to be living in America in the 21st century. In fall 2010, students enrolled in Prof. Harry Van Oudenallen and Prof. Arijit Sen’s Arch. 600-800 Traveling Design Studio class, in the School of Architecture and Urban Planning, and visited New Orleans’ Lower Ninth Ward community for 10 days. This is a monograph documenting work done in this studio.< Less
LEARNING FROM NEW ORLEANS STUDIO PROJECT TWO By Arijit Sen et al.
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When Hurricane Katrina struck the city of New Orleans in August 2005, UWM mobilized to provide assistance. First, the hurricane’s devastation was so severe that it would take years, not months,... More > for New Orleans to recover. Second, Katrina exposed racial and socioeconomic cleavages that challenge our sense of what it means to be living in America in the 21st century. In fall 2010, students enrolled in Prof. Harry Van Oudenallen and Prof. Arijit Sen’s Arch. 600-800 Traveling Design Studio class, in the School of Architecture and Urban Planning, and visited New Orleans’ Lower Ninth Ward community for 10 days. This is a monograph documenting work done in this studio.< Less
Picturing Milwaukee: BLC Field School 2014 By Arijit Sen
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At the BLC field school, we explore urban neighborhoods. We discover their complexity. Neighborhoods are physical locations, material artifacts of everyday life, centers of symbolic action and... More > domestic activities, and community spaces of interaction and social life. This is a monograph documenting the work done at the 2013 BLC field school at the Historic Water Tower neighborhood in Milwaukee.< Less
Neighborhood Histories By Monica M Frost
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NEIGHBORHOOD HISTORIES is an effort to link research and history with a greater community. The methods we use to examine the built environment come from various sources and therefore, cross a number... More > of disciplines. Neighborhood histories influence not only the way we look at our environment but the way we communicate with each other.< Less
Project Picturing Milwuakee: Thurston Woods Pilot Study By Arijit Sen, Students enrolled in the 2012 BLC Field School
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In the summer of 2012, students, scholars and affiliates of Buildings-Landscapes-Cultures, worked with residents and community organizations from the Thurston Woods neighborhood in Milwaukee,... More > Wisconsin in order to explore, document and examine historic buildings and cultural landscapes of this area. They created site reports that became part of the historical record of Wisconsin. Students received an immersive experience in the field recording the built environment. They received training in site documentation including photography, measured drawings, digital documentation, audio-visual production; historic interpretation of buildings and landscapes, focusing on how to “read” buildings within their material, political, social, cultural and economic contexts; and primary source research including oral history, archival research, architectural analysis.< Less
STRUCTURE By Sam Hale
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Architecture is an essential part of the physical and cultural landscape. This collection of photographs captures the effects of dramatic lighting, interweaving layers and captivating spaces.
A Photographic Journey of South America By Jay Mitchell
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In 2008 Jay Mitchell took time out from working and living in London to take a journey through South America, from Buenos Aires in Argentina to Cartagena in Colombia, it would be 6 months before he... More > reached his goal. This book is a photographic journey through some of the most amazing landscapes, animal life, plant life and outstanding ancient ruins from previous cultures seen anywhere on the planet. The severe change in weather from Patagonia in the winter to Colombia in spring, the changing seasons and the many different indigenous (indigenas) cultures, with varying ethnic clothing and foods it was easy to lose track of time and just enjoy the surroundings.< Less