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Tables of Contents for Arris, 1989-2011

VOLUME 22, 2011


Eighteenth-Century Concerns for “Healthy Buildings” on the North Gulf Coast


Building the Bird House: The National Zoological Park Takes Flight


S. J. Makielski: Designer of African American Schools for the Episcopal Church in the Rural South, 1930-1944


‘Where the Church Is, There is the Spirit of God’: Coptic Orthodox Architecture in the Southern United States.



Pamela Scott, Fortress of Finance: The United States Treasury Building


Dale Allen Gyure, Frank Lloyd Wright’s Florida Southern College


Zhongjie Lin, Kenzo Tange and the Metabolist Movement: Urban Utopias of Modern Japan


VOLUME 21, 2010


Mario Bianculli: Chattanooga’s First Modernist


Frank Lloyd Wright, Darwin D. Martin, and the Whittier School for Hampton Institute


Empirical Analyses of Immigrants’ Churches across Locations: Historic Wendish Churches in Germany, Texas, and South Australia


Re-Searching the Fairfax County Courthouse



George Barnett Johnston, Drafting Culture: A Social History of Architectural Graphic Standards


Charles S. Aiken.  William Faulkner and the Southern Landscape


Michelangelo Sabatino.  Pride in Modesty: Modernist Architecture and the Vernacular Tradition in Italy


Louis P. Nelson.  The Beauty of Holiness:  Anglicanism & Architecture in Colonial South Carolina


VOLUME 20, 2009


The Architecture of Hospitality at Torre de Palma, Portugal


Feminine Designs, Legal Estates: Elizabeth Allen and the Renovations to Bacon’s Castle


Building with Bousillage: Perpetuation of a Construction Tradition in Louisiana


Charles B. Clarke’s Fagin Building: Aberration or Innovation?



Cammy Brothers, Michelangelo, Drawing, and the Invention of Architecture


Kathryn E. Holliday, Leopold Eidlitz: Architecture and Idealism in the Gilded Age


Anthony Alofsin, When Buildings Speak: Architecture as Language in the Habsburg Empire and its Aftermath, 1867–1933


VOLUME 19, 2008


Geography, Politics, and the Courthouse Architecture of South Carolina and Virginia in the Early Republic


Inventing an Icon: The Chattanooga Post Office and Courthouse in the 1930s


An Acre of Entertainment for the Entire Community: Rapp & Rapp’s Paramount Theatre in Charlottesville, Virginia

Jason Tippeconnic Fox


Maurie D. McInnis, The Politics of Taste in Antebellum Charleston

Catherine W. Zipf

Abigail A. Van Slyck, A Manufactured Wilderness: Summer Camps and the Shaping of American Youth, 1890-1960

Kerry Dean Carso

Witold Rybczynski and Laurie Olin, Vizcaya. An American Villa and Its Makers

Katherine J. Wheeler

VOLUME 18, 2007


Educating the Moral Scientist: The Chapels at I.I.T. and M.I.T.


Fiske Kimball and the University of Virginia Architecture Program in the 1920s


From Industrial Wasteland to Cultural Quarter: The Importance of Partnership in the Integration of Art into the Built Environment

Atlanta and Collective Memory: The Legacy of the 1996 Olympic Aquatic Center


Monuments of Passage: Roman North Africa and an Emperor on the Move



Michael W. Fazio and Patrick A. Snadon, The Domestic Architecture of Benjamin Henry Latrobe


Carol A. Hrvol Flores, Owen Jones: Design, Ornament, Architecture and Theory in an Age in Transition

Mary S. Hoffschwelle, The Rosenwald Schools of the American South


Volume 17 (2006)


Julia Smyth-Pinney, Getting Paid: Borromini, Billing Disputes, and Building Delays at the Sapienza Palace

Nora Laos, The Inflected Modernism of O’Neil Ford in Denton and San Antonio

Robert M. Craig, Two by Ames:  Encounters with History and the Modern Aesthetic

Gali Zilbershtein, Architecture and Terror in a Historical Perspective: The Role of Impediment and Deterrence

Book Review

Elizabeth Meredith Dowling.  New Classicism:  The Rebirth of Traditional Architecture.  New York: Rizzoli, 2004, 240 pp., color photographs and line drawings, reviewed by Jeff Tilman

Sarah Williams Goldhagen. Louis Kahn’s Situated Modernism. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2001, 269 pp., 141 b/w illus., 24 color plates, reviewed by Irene E. Ayad

Pierce F. Lewis.  New Orleans: The Making of an Urban Landscape, Second Edition.  Santa Fe: The Center for American Places (distributed by The University of Virginia Press), 2003, 200 pp., 69 b/w illus., reviewed by Mary Ruffin Hanbury

Volume 16 (2005)


Gregor Kalas, Conservation, Erasure, and Intervention:  Rome’s Ancient Heritage and the History of SS. Cosma e Damiano

Mark Reinberger, Jacob Knor: Cultural Interchange in Eighteenth-Century Germantown, Pennsylvania

Donald E. Armstrong, Jr., Brick Making and the Production of Place at the Tuskegee Institute

Jennifer V. Opager Baughn, Education, Segregation, and Modernization: Mississippi’s School Equalization Building Program, 1946-1961

Stephen James, Donald Barthelme: Architecture and the Road to La Mancha

Amy D. Finstein, Before the Big Dig: Boston’s Central Artery as a Construct of Mid-Century Modernity

Book Reviews

Christopher Domin and Joseph King, Paul Rudolph:  The Florida Houses.  New York:  Princeton Architectural Press, 2002, 248 pp., 150 b/w illus., reviewed by Catherine W. Zipf

Robert M. Craig, Bernard Maybeck at Principia College: The Art and Craft of Building. Salt Lake City: Gibbs Smith, 2004, 544 pp., 400 illus., reviewed by Pamela H. Simpson

Catherine W. Bishir and Michael T. Southern. A Guide to the Historic Architecture of Eastern North Carolina. The Richard Hampton Jenrette Series in Architecture and the Decorative Arts.  Chapel Hill and London: University of North Carolina Press, 1996, xvi + 483 pp., 34 maps, 428 illus., reviewed by Daves Rossell

Catherine W. Bishir, and Michael T. Southern.  A Guide to the Historic Architecture of Eastern North Carolina (1996); Catherine W. Bishir, and Michael T. Southern.  A Guide to the Historic Architecture of Piedmont North Carolina (2003); Catherine W. Bishir, Michael T. Southern, and Jennifer F. Martin, A Guide to the Historic Architecture of Western North Carolina (1999).  Arris: Journal of the Southeast Chapter of the Society of Architectural Historians 16 (2005): 84-85.


Volume 15 (2004)


Delos D. Hughes, The Courthouses of Buckingham County: Jefferson and Beyond.

M. Ruth Little, Vernacular Hospitality in the Carolinas: The Tidewater Cottage and the Preacher Room.

Talinn Grigor, (re)Framing Rapid Modernities: American Historians of Iranian Architecture, Phyllis Ackerman and Arthur Pope.

Paul Sprague, Louis Sullivan’s Mid-Life Crisis: 1890-1910.

Ronn M. Daniel, Formalism as Politics: Colin Rowe’s Modernism in White + Gray.

Book Review

Elsbeth K. Gordon. Florida’s Colonial Architectural Heritage, reviewed by Pamela H. Simpson.

Volume 14 (2003)


Pamela H. Simpson, Turn-of-the-Century Midwestern Corn Festivals: Kiosks and Crop Art as American Icons.

Paul Kruty, At Work in the Oak Park Studio.

Jeff Tilman, The Houses of Newmarket Plantation: Five Generations of Buildings in Virginia.

Marilyn Casto, Tales of the Sea: Meaning in Victorian Parlor Aquariums.

Book Review

John M. Bryan. Robert Mills: America’s First Architect, reviewed by Marian Moffett.

Volume 13 (2002)


Robert M. Craig, SESAH-The First 20 Years: A History and Reminiscence.

Charles R. Mack, Just What the Medici Ordered: Gout, Spas, and Quattrocento Building.

Angel David Nieves, Voorhees: Elizabeth Evelyn Wright’s “Small Tuskegee” and Black Education in the Post-Reconstruction South.

Paul Sprague, A New Chapter in the Life of Louis Sullivan: Margaret Hattabough Sullivan and Lester Sullivan.

Thomas Earl Larose, Babylon South: The Building of the Richmond Loew’s Theater and the Richmond Garage 1925-1928.

Book Review

Sarah Shields Driggs, Richard Guy Wilson, and Robert P. Winthrop. Richmond’s Monument Avenue, reviewed by Ethel Goodstein.

Volume 12 (2001)


William R. Levin, The Facade of Public Philanthropy: A Typological Study of the Tuscan Loggias of Charity.

Charles R. Mack, Fictive Spaces for Monastic Places, Art and Architecture in Fifteenth-Century Florence.

Camille Wells, Virginia By Design: The Making of Tuckahoe and the Remaking of Monticello.

Dale Allen Gyure, A “Child World” and a “People’s Clubhouse”: School Architecture and the Work-Study-Play System in Gary, Indiana, 1907-1930.

Robert M. Craig, Beaux-Arts Meets Southern Industry: The Coca-Cola Bottling Plants of Francis Palmer Smith.

Book Review

Marilyn Casto. Actors, Audiences, and Historic Theaters of Kentucky, reviewed by Ethel Goodstein.

Volume 11 (2000)


Jennifer Mass, So Many Fingers in a Virginia Pie: Collaborative Design and the Making of Bremo.

Henry K. Sharp, Bremo Recess and the Eclipse of Jefferson.

Christopher J. Quinn, Nathan Clifford Ricker: Translator and Educator.

Brian Gregory, A National Landmark, a Local Story: Fallingwater in the Vernacular Landscape.

Matthew Robinson, Taj Mahal on a Cul de Sac: Concrete Blocks, Carports and Architectural Appropriation.

Book Reviews

Pamela H. Simpson. Cheap, Quick and Easy: Imitative Architectural Materials, 1870-1930, reviewed by John Schnorrenberg.

Thomas W. Hanchett. Sorting out the New South City: Race, Class and Urban Development in Charlotte, 1875-1975, reviewed by Ethel Goodstein.

Volume 10 (1999)


Selden Richardson, Robert Mills’ City Hall for Richmond, 1816-1818.

Denis McNamara, Training in Tradition: The University of Virginia’s Architecture of Athletics.

Sara A. Butler, A Useful History in Paint: New Deal Murals for Washington’s Procurement Building.

S. Allen Chambers, Jr., William Lawrence Bottomley in West Virginia.

Book Review

Jonathan Poston. The Buildings of Charleston: A Guide to the City’s Architecture, reviewed by Carl Lounsbury.

Volume 9 (1998)


Kendra Schank Smith, The Representational Qualities of Renaissance Cartoons.

Mark Reinberger, Belmont: The Bourgeois Villa in Eighteenth Century Philadelphia.

Daniel F. MacGilvray, The Odyssey of an Obelisk: From Aswan to the Vatican.

Book Review

Catherine Bishir and Michael T. Southern. A Guide to the Historic Architecture of Eastern North Carolina, reviewed by Pamela Simpson.

Volume 8 (1997)


William Rasmussen, Planning a “Temple to the Lost Cause”: The Confederate Memorial Institute and the Design

Competition of 1910.

William D. Reeves, A Transitional Plantation House in Louisiana Architecture.

Roy Malcom Porter, Jr. and David H. Hall, The T.W. Samuels Distillery: Industrial Architecture and Aesthetics in the

Upland South .

Delos D. Hughes, “Building a Courthouse in Fincastle,” A Footnote to Jefferson Studies.

Book Reviews

T.A. Marder, Bernini’s Scala Regia at the Vatican Palace, reviewed by Jeff Shannon.

Volume 7 (1996)


David C. Lewis, The Parthenon’s Upward Curvature.

Cynthia Jara, Adolf Loos and Ludwign Wittgenstein: The Common Bond of Sprachkritik.

Richard Longstreth, Don’t Get Out: The Automobile’s Impact on Five Building Types in Los Angeles, 1921-1941.

Book Reviews

Thomas S. Marvel, Antonin Nechodoma, Architect, 1877-1928: The Prairie School in The Caribbean, Gainsville,

FL: University Press of Florida, 1944, 220pp., 194 b&w illus.; Edward E. Crain, Historic Archtiecture in the Caribbean

Islands, Ginsville, FL: University Press of Florida, 1994, 256 pp., 450 b&w illus., 60 color plates; and

Nicholas N. Patricios, Building Marvelous Miami, Gainsville, FL: University Press of Florida, 1994, 325 pp.,

253 b&w illus., reviewed by Lee Edward Gray.

Carl R. Lounsbury, ed., An Illustrated Glossary of Early Southern Architecture and Landscape, New York: Oxford

University Press, 1994, xiv + 430 pp., illus.; reviewed by Delos D. Hughes.

Volume 6 (1995)


Patrick A. Snadon, Afton Villa: Elegaic Postmortem for a Lost Louisiana Gothic Plantation House

Malcolm Thurlby, Observations on Romanesque and Gothic Vault Construction

Ethel S. Goodstein, Classical Ideals and the Representation of Gender in the Woman’s Building of the World’s

Columbian Exposition, 1893

Gavin Townsend, Frank Forster and the French Provincial Revival in America

Research Notes

Diane D. Greer, Dating the Construction of Mulberry Plantation

Book Reviews

S. Allen Chambers Jr., Poplar Forest and Thomas Jefferson, Forest, Va.: The Corporation for Jefferson’s Poplar Forest,

1993, xiii + 243 pp., 122 illus., reviewed by Delos D. Hughes.

AIA Guide to the Architecture of Atlanta, Athens, Ga.: The University of Georgia Press, 1993, xxxi + 365 pp., reviewed

by Murray Smart Jr.

Robert M. Craig, Atlanta Architecture-Art Deco to Modern Classic, 1929-1959, Gretna, La.: Pelican Press, 1995, 160 pp.,

140 b&w illus., 26 color plates, reviewed by Murray Smart Jr.

Volume 5 (1994)


William H. Jordy, “A Wholesome Environment through Plain, Direct Means”: The Planning of Norris by the Tennessee Valley Authority

Marian Moffett, Manufactured Housing: The TVA Experience

Julia Smyth-Pinney, Borromini’s S. Ivo: Perception and Plans

Book Reviews

Jay C. Henry, Architecture in Texas 1895-1945, Austin: University of Texas Press, 1993, 382 pp., 380 b&w photos,

17 line drawings, reviewed by John C. Ferguson.

Marian Moffett and Lawrence Wodehouse, East Tennessee Cantilever Barns, Knoxville: The University of Tennessee

Press, 1993, xvi + 141 pp., b&w photos, line drawings, reviewed by Ian Banner.

Pamela Scott and Antoinette J. Lee, Buildings of the District of Columbia, a volume in the Society of Architectural

Historians Buildings of the United States series, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1993, xvi + 463 pp., 360 illus.,

reviewed by Michael W. Fazio.

Volume 4 (1993)


Delos Hughes, The Charlotte County Courthouse: Attribution and Misattribution in Jefferson Studies.

Leslie Humm Cormier, Walter Gropius, Emigré Architect: The Persistence of Typeforms.

Vicki Ingham, Designing by the Book: A Case Study in Architectural Decision-Making.

Randall Ott, Reflections on the Rational and the Sensual in the Work of Ludwig Mies van der Rohe.

Research Notes

Christina Hough Wilson, Jefferson’s President’s House: New Evidence on Design and Drafting Techniques.

Book Reviews

Charles E. Brownell et al., The Making of Virginia Architecture; Louise Joyner et al., Palladio in Alabama,

Michael W. Fazio et al., Overstreet & Overstreet, A Legacy in Architecture; reviewed by Mark Reinberger.

Southern Architectural Biography Comes of Age: A Survey of Monographs, with Brief Reviews of Mary Carolyn Hollers

George, O’Neil Ford, Architect; Robert Adams Ivy, Jr., Fay Jones; reviewed by Robert Gamble.

Volume 3 (1992)


Harold Cooledge, The Landscape and Architecture of Longwood: A Romantic Exercise in Hubris.

Pamela Simpson, Windows, Closets, Taxes, and Indians: Architectural Legends and Myths.

Gavin Townsend, The Tudor Houses of the Prairie School.

Book Reviews

Catherine W. Bishir, North Carolina Architecture; Catherine W. Bishir, Charlotte V. Brown, Carl R. Lounsbury,

and Ernest H. Wood, Architects and Builders in North Carolina: A History of the Practice of Building, reviewed by

Philippe Oszuscik.

Catherine W. Bishir, North Carolina Architecture, reviewed by William Morgan.

Volume 2 (1991)


Ellen Weiss, Robert R. Taylor of Tuskegee: An Early Black American Architect.

Philippe Oszuscik, Government Projects in British Pensacola and Their Impact Upon the Southeast.

Ann S. Fowler, The Mark of the Builder: Rafael Guastavino’s Masonry in Asheville, North Carolina.

Book Reviews:

Elizabeth Meredith Dowling, American Classicist: The Architecture of Philip Trammell Shutze, reviewed by Leland Roth.

Walter L. Creese, TVA’s Public Planning: The Vision, The Reality, reviewed by David Spaeth.

Robert Craycroft, The Neshoba County Fair: Place and Paradox in Mississippi, reviewed by Marian Moffett.

Volume 1 (1989)


Marian Moffett , Looking to the Future: The Architecture of Roland Wank.

Elisabeth L. Flynn, A Baroque Architectural Text: The Architettura Civile of Guarino Guarini.

Michael Fazio, The Planned Capital: A Universal Planning Phenomenon in the Deep South.

Lawrence Wodehouse, Houses by Alfred and Jane Clauss in Knoxville, Tennessee.