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Sites of Memory: Perspectives on Architecture and Race Craig E. Barton

Sites of Memory: Perspectives on Architecture and Race

Craig E. Barton

Published March 1st 2001
ISBN : 9781568982335
Paperback
208 pages
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The issue of race in architecture is a complicated and often divisive one. Traditional methods of architectural history and theory tend to attribute a citys civic and cultural identity to the dominant culture. Ignored are more marginal culturesMoreThe issue of race in architecture is a complicated and often divisive one. Traditional methods of architectural history and theory tend to attribute a citys 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 Americas 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 Nathaniel Belcher, Felicia Davis, Sheryl Tucker deVasquez, K. Ian Grandison, Bradford Grant, Walter Hood, and Mabel O. Wilson.