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David P. Monteyne

For the Temporary Accommodation of Settlers: Architecture and Immigrant Reception in Canada, 1870-1930, McGill-Queen's/Beaverbrook Canadian Foundation Studies in Art History, 2021 read more


Thomas C. Hubka

How the Working-Class Home became Modern, 1900-1940, University of Minnesota, 2020

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C.J. Alvarez 

Border Land, Border Water: A History of Construction on the U.S.-Mexico Divide, University of Texas Press, 2019

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Christian Tagsold 

Spaces in Translation: Japanese Gardens in the West. 

Philadelphia: Penn Press, 2017.

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Elizabeth Kryder-Reid

California Mission Landscapes: Race, Memory, and the Politics of Heritage.

University of Minnesota Press, 2016.

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Louis Nelson
Architecture and Empire in Jamaica.

Yale University Press, 2016. 

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Thomas Carter 
Building Zion: The Material World of the Mormon Settlement. University of Minnesota Press, 2014. 

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Kenny Cupers. 

The Social Project: Housing Postwar France.

University of Minnesota Press, 2014. 

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Peter Benes.

Meeting Houses of Early New England.

University of Massachusetts Press, 2012. 

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Matthew Gordon Lasner.

High Life: Condo Living in the Suburban Century.

Yale University Press, 2012.

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Rebecca Ginsburg.

At Home with Apartheid: The Hidden Landscapes of Domestic Service in Johannesburg.

University of Virginia Press, 2011.

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Susan Kern.

The Jeffersons at Shadwell

Yale University Press, 2010. 

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Stephen Verderber.

Delirious New Orleans: Manifesto for an Extraordinary American City.

University of Texas Press, 2009.

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Mary Ellen Hayward.

Baltimore’s Alley Houses: Homes for Working People since the 1780s.

Johns Hopkins University Press, 2008. 

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Abigail Ayres Van Slyck.

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

University of Minnesota Press, 2006. 

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J. Ritchie Garrison,

Two Carpenters: Architecture and Building in Early New England, 1799-1859.

University of Tennessee Press, 2006. 

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Bernard L. Herman. Town House: Architecture and Material Life in the Early American City, 1780-1830. University of North Carolina Press, 2005; and Carl R. Lounsbury. The Courthouses of Early Virginia: An Architectural History. University of Virginia Press, 2005.


Gretchen Buggeln. Temples of Grace: The Material Transformation of Connecticut's Churches, 1790-1840. University Press of New England, 2005.


Ari Kelman, A River and its City. University of California Press, 2003.


Samuel Y. Edgerton, with photographs by Jorge Perez de Lara. Theaters of Conversion: Religious Architecture and Indian Artisans in Colonial Mexico. University of New Mexico Press, 2001.


Kingston Wm. Heath. The Patina of Place: The Cultural Weathering of a New England Industrial Landscape. University of Tennessee Press, 2001.


Henry Glassie. Vernacular Architecture. Indiana University Press, 2000.


John B. Rehder. Delta Sugar: Louisiana's Vanishing Plantation Landscape. Johns Hopkins University Press, 1999.


Chris Wilson. The Myth of Santa Fe: Creating a Modern Regional Tradition. University of New Mexico Press, 1997; and Dell Upton. Architecture in the United States. Oxford University Press, 1998.


Richard Longstreth. City Center to Regional Mall: Architecture, the Automobile, and Retailing in Los Angeles, 1920-1950. MIT Press, 1997.


Richard Harris. Unplanned Suburbs: Toronto's American Tragedy, 1900-1950. Johns Hopkins University Press, 1996.


Carl Lounsbury. An Illustrated Glossary of Early Southern Architecture and Landscape. Oxford University Press. 1994.


Paul Groth. Living Downtown: The History of Residential Hotels in the United States. University of California Press, 1994.


Bernard Herman. The Stolen House. University Press of Virginia, 1992.


Michael Ann Williams. Homeplace: The Social Use and Meaning of the Folk Dwelling in Southwestern North Carolina. University of Georgia Press, 1991; and Roy Rosenzweig and Elizabeth Blackmar. The Park and the People: A History of Central Park. Cornell University Press, 1992.


Elizabeth Cromley. Alone Together: A History of New York's Early Apartments. Cornell University Press, 1990; and Gerald L. Pocius. A Place to Belong, Community, Order and Everyday Space in Calvert, Newfoundland. University of Georgia Press, 1991.


Catherine Bishir, Charlotte Brown, Carl Lounsbury, and Ernest Wood, III. Architects and Builders in North Carolina. University of North Carolina Press, 1990.


Elizabeth Blackmar. Manhattan for Rent, 1785-1850. Cornell University Press, 1989; and Orlando Ridout. Building the Octagon. American Institute of Architects, 1989.


Colonial Williamsburg Foundation (Virginia), Department of Architectural Research. Study Report for Slave Quarters Reconstruction at Carter's Grove; and Old Sturbridge Village (Massachusetts). Study Report for the Bixby House Restoration.


Bernard Herman. Architecture and Rural Life in Central Delaware, 1700-1900. University of Tennessee Press, 1987.


Dell Upton. Holy Things and Profane: Anglican Parish Churches in Colonial Virginia. Architectural History Foundation, 1986.


Charles Martin. Hollybush. University of Tennessee Press, 1985.


Thomas Hubka. Big House, Little House, Back House, Barn: The Connected Farm Buildings of New England. University Press of New England, 1984.


No Award


Jack Michel. "'In a Manner and Fashion Suitable to Their Degree': An Investigation of the Material Culture of Early Rural Pennsylvania." In Working Papers from the Regional Economic History Research Center, vol. 5 no. 1 (1981) 1-83.

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