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   Recommended Reading lists for Architecture Students -> Architecture Coordinator, Associate Professor Michael Alcorn

Michael Alcorn, Associate Professor,
Foundation Coordinator, Architecture Coordinator, Associate Professor
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
School of Architecture
1993 --

Recommended Reading list for Architecture Students
Painting ... | Who are... | Fictional ... | The devil ...
April 1865 ...
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Greene, Herb. Painting the mental continuum
Berkeley Hills Books (2003).
Arch Bk Stks N71.G683 2003
Comment: ... "this is a study of photographic images and how we read them. Written by an architect with the unique perspective that only an architect can provide."
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Caudron, Sharon. Who Are You People?: A Personal Journey into the Heart of Fanatical Passion in America
Barricade Books. 2006.

Comment: ... "Just who are you anyway ... premise of why people get into these fringe groups such as Trekkies, Barbie doll collectors etc. ... through interviews she finds that this is the 20th century individual's way of creating community "
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Cooper, T. Adam Mansbach. A Fictional History of the United States (with Huge Chunks Missing) Akashic Books, 2006.
UNLV Bk Stks: PS659.2 .F53 2006

Comment: ..."tongue in cheek, imaginative essays" (View additional information).

Larson, Erik. The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair that Changed America. New York : Vintage Books, 2004.
Arch Bk Stks HV6248.M8 L37 2004.
Also available as a UNLV E-Book. (read online)

Comment: ... "a marvelous architectural history as well as a parallel of the best and worst of the fair. Fascinating"

Winik, Jay. April 1865: The Month That Saved America. New York : HarperCollins Publishers, c2001.
UNLV Bk Stacks E477.61 .W56 2001

Comment: ... "very very pivotal ... "the whole of our national history could have been altered but for a few decisions, a quirk of fate, a sudden shift in luck" (View additional information)


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