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Overview page. Subjects: Social Sciences — Arts and Humanities.

Many sociological and anthropological definitions exist, but most tend to privilege some combination of small-scale, relative boundedness, strong affective ties, traditionalism, and...

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Community Architect

Kristin E. Larsen.

August 2016; p ublished online May 2017 .

Book. Subjects: History of Architecture. 360 pages.

This biography of Clarence Samuel Stein comprehensively examines his built and unbuilt projects and his intellectual legacy as a proponent of the “Garden City” for a modern age. This...

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Religion, Architecture, and Community in the Celebrated Suburb of Park Forest, Illinois

Gretchen Buggeln.

in The Suburban Church

December 2015; p ublished online September 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of Architecture. 11933 words.

Case study of the religious life of Park Forest, Illinois, a suburban boom town made famous by William Whyte’s, TheOrganization Man. Reads church buildings as an expression of both the...

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Preservation and Loss

Alison K. Hoagland.

in Mine Towns

May 2010; p ublished online August 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of Architecture. 10013 words.

This chapter looks at how the mining past is presented and valued in the buildings that the community chooses to preserve and lose. Preservation itself warrants great cost and mobilized...

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Chicago

Yue Zhang.

in The Fragmented Politics of Urban Preservation

August 2013; p ublished online August 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of Architecture. 12833 words.

This chapter demonstrates that, while urban preservation in Chicago has become a tool to increase property value and promote community revitalization, the territorial fragmentation along...

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Churches, Schools, Bathhouses

Alison K. Hoagland.

in Mine Towns

May 2010; p ublished online August 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of Architecture. 16436 words.

This chapter examines the institutional buildings that companies provided or facilitated: churches, libraries, bathhouses, schools, hospitals, and office buildings. These buildings provided...

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A Thinkers’ Network and The City Housing Corporation

Kristin E. Larsen.

in Community Architect

August 2016; p ublished online May 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of Architecture. 15768 words.

This chapter focuses on Clarence Samuel Stein's collaborative approach to community design with a specific focus on the formation and initiatives of the Regional Planning Association of...

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A Bureaucratic Epistemology

Kenny Cupers.

in The Social Project

April 2014; p ublished online August 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of Architecture. 13806 words.

Chapter 2 examines the emergence of a bureaucratic epistemology as domestic and community life became a central focus in attempts of architects, planners, policy makers, and especially...

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Living and Learning as a Suburban Church Family

Gretchen Buggeln.

in The Suburban Church

December 2015; p ublished online September 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of Architecture. 10310 words.

Education and social gathering were critically important functions of the suburban church. This chapter explores the classrooms, fellowship halls, offices and kitchens that facilitated...

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The Afterlife of the Postwar Suburban Church

Gretchen Buggeln.

in The Suburban Church

December 2015; p ublished online September 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of Architecture. 7917 words.

This chapter explores what has happened to these buildings as suburban demographics shifted dramatically after the 1960s. Questions of renovation, and preservation are considered through...

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The Lord’s Grove

Michael J. Lewis.

in City of Refuge

December 2016; p ublished online January 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of Architecture. 9645 words.

This chapter focuses on Herrnhaag, “the Lord's Grove,” the refugee settlement founded by Count Nicholas Zinzendorf in 1738. It flourished for only a dozen years, and its population never...

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Introduction

Kristin E. Larsen.

in Community Architect

August 2016; p ublished online May 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of Architecture. 5592 words.

This book documents the life and work of Clarence Samuel Stein, an environmental designer, humanist, houser, policymaker, town planner, and regionalist whose influential career stretched...

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The city and the suburban village

James Greenhalgh.

in Reconstructing modernity

February 2018; p ublished online September 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of Architecture. 14048 words.

This chapter is concerned with the ways in which functional models of community and sociability were being framed spatially in post-war Britain, focusing on the design and provision of...

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The Suburban Church

Gretchen Buggeln.

December 2015; p ublished online September 2016 .

Book. Subjects: History of Architecture. 368 pages.

After World War II, America’s religious denominations spread into the rapidly developing suburbs, expanding old congregations and starting new ones, in the process spending billions of...

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International Initiatives and Building a Legacy

Kristin E. Larsen.

in Community Architect

August 2016; p ublished online May 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of Architecture. 8276 words.

This chapter considers Clarence Samuel Stein's legacy as a community architect, along with his postwar engagement in international initiatives in town planning. In the years after World War...

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Conclusion

Aimi Hamraie.

in Building Access

October 2017; p ublished online September 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of Architecture. 2682 words.

The contemporary maker movement seeks to democratize the means of technological production, but often promotes a very narrow view of who counts as a maker. My book traces maker practices in...

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Makeshift Memorials

Martin J. Murray.

in Commemorating and Forgetting

May 2013; p ublished online August 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of Architecture. 5455 words.

The vernacular and monumental are intertwined at sites of collective memory, and ambiguity and fluidity mark the boundaries that separate them both analytically and symbolically. While...

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Reflexive Food Truck Justice: A Case Study in CLiCK, Inc., a Nonprofit, Shared-Use Commercial Kitchen

Phoebe Godfrey.

in Food Trucks, Cultural Identity, and Social Justice

September 2017; p ublished online May 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of Architecture. 6742 words.

This chapter critically applies the concept of reflexive food justice to the creation and running of a non-profit shared-use commercial kitchen, CLiCK, Inc., in Eastern Connecticut in order...

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Enclave to Urbanity

Johnathan Andrew Farris.

October 2016; p ublished online January 2017 .

Book. Subjects: History of Architecture. 280 pages.

Cross-cultural relations are spatial relations. Enclave to Urbanity is the first book in English that examines how the architecture and the urban landscape of Guangzhou framed the relations...

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Living like Savages

Abigail A. van Slyck.

in A Manufactured Wilderness

October 2006; p ublished online August 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of Architecture. 14252 words.

This chapter presents the introduction of Native American motifs into the camp landscape, with a particular emphasis on the Indian council rings that became widespread feature of camp life...

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Court and Dwelling in East and Southeast Asia

Kathleen James-Chakraborty.

in Architecture since 1400

January 2014; p ublished online August 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of Architecture. 3346 words.

This chapter discusses the architecture of East and Southeast Asia from the sixteenth to the early nineteenth centuries. The Chinese architectural system had an enormous impact on the...

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