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Title Sites of memory : perspectives on architecture and race / Craig Evan Barton, editor
Edition First edition
Published New York : Princeton Architectural Press, [2001]


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Description xv, 193 pages : illustrations, maps ; 22 cm
Contents Preface / Dell Upton -- Foreword / Craig Evan Barton -- Duality and invisibility : race and memory in the urbanism of the American south / Craig Evan Barton -- Between rooms 307 : spaces of memory at the National Civil Rights museum / Mabel O. Wilson -- Uncovering places of memory : walking tours of Manhattan / Felicia Davis -- Miami's colored-over segregation : segregation, interstate 95 and Miami's African-American legends / Nathan Q. Belcher -- Negotiated space : the black college campus as a cultural record of postbellum America / Kenrich Ian Grandison -- Marking Brown v. Board of education : memorializing separate and unequal spaces / Amy Weisser -- Accommodation, resistance, and appropriation in African-American building / Bradford Grant -- : a narrative in 12 segments / Lesley Naa Norle Lokko -- Sonorous urbanism : spatial implications of the AACM / David P. Brown -- Waiting on the dawn at Demus : reflections on historic landscape documentation / La Barbara James Wigfall -- African-American art and architecture : a theology of life, death, and transformation / Sheryl Tucker de Vazquez -- Storing memories in the yard : remaking Poplar Street, the shifting Black cultural landscape / Walter J. Hook and Mellissa Erikson
Summary "The issue of race in architecture is a complicated and often divisive one. Traditional methods of architectural history and theory tend to attribute a city's civic and cultural identity to the dominant culture. Ignored are more marginal cultures without a tradition of public building, often preventing a complete understanding of the city and the forces that shape it." "These essays explore the historic and contemporary effects of race upon the development of the built environment, and examine the myths and realities of America's racial landscapes. Its multi-disciplinary approach identifies and interprets the black cultural landscape, examining its visual, spatial, and ideological dimensions." "Contributors to this collection include Nathanial Belcher, Felicia Davis, Sheryl Tucker de Vasquez, K. Ian Grandison, Bradford Grant, Walter Hood, and Mabel O. Wilson."--BOOK JACKET
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Subject African American architecture.
African Americans -- Social conditions.
African Americans -- Social life and customs.
City and town life -- United States.
SUBJECT United States -- History, Local.
Author Barton, Craig Evan.
LC no. 00008110
ISBN 156898233X (alk. paper)