Reviews

Author: 
Barbara J. Black
Reviewer: 
Eric G. Zuelow

Zuelow on Black, 'Hotel London: How Victorian Commercial Hospitality Shaped a Nation and Its Stories'

Barbara J. Black. Hotel London: How Victorian Commercial Hospitality Shaped a Nation and Its Stories. Columbus: Ohio State University Press, 2019. x + 245 pp. $64.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8142-1417-6

Author: 
Rob McFarland, Georg Spitaler, Ingo Zechner, eds.
Reviewer: 
Janek Wasserman

Wasserman on McFarland and Spitaler and Zechner, 'The Red Vienna Sourcebook'

Rob McFarland, Georg Spitaler, Ingo Zechner, eds. The Red Vienna Sourcebook. Studies in German Literature Linguistics and Culture Series. Rochester: Camden House, 2020. 804 pp. $49.95 (paper), ISBN 978-1-64014-067-7; $120.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-57113-355-7.

Reviewed by Janek Wasserman (University of Alabama at Tuscaloosa) Published on H-Urban (January, 2022) Commissioned by Alexander Vari (Marywood University)

Author: 
Christina Schwenkel
Reviewer: 
Hazel Hahn

Hahn on Schwenkel, 'Building Socialism: The Afterlife of East German Architecture in Urban Vietnam'

Christina Schwenkel. Building Socialism: The Afterlife of East German Architecture in Urban Vietnam. Durham: Duke University Press, 2020. Illustrations. xviii + 403 pp. $30.95 (paper), ISBN 978-1-4780-1106-4; $114.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-4780-1001-2. 

Author: 
Emanuela Grama
Reviewer: 
Antonela Capelle Pogacean

Capelle Pogacean on Grama, 'Socialist Heritage: The Politics of Past and Place in Romania (New Anthropologies of Europe)'

Emanuela Grama. Socialist Heritage: The Politics of Past and Place in Romania (New Anthropologies of Europe). Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2019. xv + 247 pp. $58.86 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-253-04479-2; $30.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-253-04480-8

Author: 
Petr Roubal
Reviewer: 
Chad Bryant

Bryant on Roubal, 'Spartakiads: The Politics and Aesthetics of Physical Culture in Communist Czechoslovakia'

Petr Roubal. Spartakiads: The Politics and Aesthetics of Physical Culture in Communist Czechoslovakia. Karolinum Press, 2018. 350 pp. $23.00 (paper), ISBN 978-80-246-3851-5

Reviewed by Chad Bryant (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill) Published on H-Urban (September, 2021) Commissioned by Alexander Vari (Marywood University)

Author: 
Nicholas Hewitt
Reviewer: 
Venus Bivar

Bivar on Hewitt, 'Wicked City: The Many Cultures of Marseille'

Nicholas Hewitt. Wicked City: The Many Cultures of Marseille. London: Hurst Publishers, 2019. Illustrations. 323 pp. $29.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-78738-199-5.

Reviewed by Venus Bivar (University of York, UK) Published on H-Urban (August, 2021) Commissioned by Alexander Vari (Marywood University)

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Author: 
Derek B. Scott
Reviewer: 
Antje Dietze

Dietze on Scott, 'German Operetta on Broadway and in the West End, 1900-1940'

Derek B. Scott. German Operetta on Broadway and in the West End, 1900-1940. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2019. 392 pp. $96.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-108-48458-9.

Reviewed by Antje Dietze (University of Leipzig) Published on H-Urban (June, 2021) Commissioned by Alexander Vari (Marywood University)

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Author: 
Matthew Mindrup
Reviewer: 
Nick Dunn

Dunn on Mindrup, 'The Architectural Model: Histories of the Miniature and the Prototype, the Exemplar and the Muse'

Matthew Mindrup. The Architectural Model: Histories of the Miniature and the Prototype, the Exemplar and the Muse. Cambridge: MIT Press, 2019. Illustrations. xviii + 326 pp. $45.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-262-04275-8

Reviewed by Nick Dunn (Lancaster University) Published on H-Urban (December, 2020) Commissioned by Alexander Vari (Marywood University)

Author: 
Catherine E. Clark
Reviewer: 
Patricia Goldsworthy

Goldsworthy on Clark, 'Paris and the Cliché of History: The City and Photographs, 1860-1970'

Catherine E. Clark. Paris and the Cliché of History: The City and Photographs, 1860-1970. New York: Oxford University Press, 2018. Illustrations. 328 pp. $78.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-068164-7.

Reviewed by Patricia Goldsworthy (Western Oregon University) Published on H-Urban (November, 2020) Commissioned by Alexander Vari (Marywood University)

Author: 
Paul Stangl
Reviewer: 
Jan Musekamp

Musekamp on Stangl, 'Risen from Ruins: The Cultural Politics of Rebuilding East Berlin'

Paul Stangl. Risen from Ruins: The Cultural Politics of Rebuilding East Berlin. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2018. 352 pp. $65.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-5036-0320-2

Reviewed by Jan Musekamp (University of Pittsburgh) Published on H-Urban (September, 2020) Commissioned by Alexander Vari (Marywood University)

Author: 
Eloise Moss
Reviewer: 
Aaron Freundschuh

Freundschuh on Moss, 'Night Raiders: Burglary and the Making of Modern Urban Life in London, 1860-1968'

Eloise Moss. Night Raiders: Burglary and the Making of Modern Urban Life in London, 1860-1968. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2019. 272 pp. $35.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-884038-1.

Reviewed by Aaron Freundschuh (City University of New York - Queens College) Published on H-Urban (September, 2020) Commissioned by Alexander Vari (Marywood University)

Author: 
Agata Zysiak, Kamil Śmiechowski, Kamil Piskała, Wiktor Marzec, Kaja Kaźmierska, Jacek Burski
Reviewer: 
Malgorzata Fidelis

Fidelis on Zysiak and Śmiechowski and Piskała and Marzec and Kaźmierska and Burski, 'From Cotton and Smoke: Łódź - Industrial City and Discourses of Asynchronous Modernity, 1897-1994'

Agata Zysiak, Kamil Śmiechowski, Kamil Piskała, Wiktor Marzec, Kaja Kaźmierska, Jacek Burski. From Cotton and Smoke: Łódź - Industrial City and Discourses of Asynchronous Modernity, 1897-1994. Krakow: Jagiellonian University Press, 2019. 308 pp. $60.00 (paper), ISBN 978-83-233-4488-9

Author: 
Michał Murawski
Reviewer: 
Patryk Babiracki

Babiracki on Murawski, 'The Palace Complex: A Stalinist Skyscraper, Capitalist Warsaw, and a City Transfixed'

Michał Murawski. The Palace Complex: A Stalinist Skyscraper, Capitalist Warsaw, and a City Transfixed. New Anthropologies of Europe Series. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2019. Illustrations, maps. 376 pp. $40.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-253-03996-5; $90.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-253-03994-1.

Reviewed by Patryk Babiracki (University of Texas-Arlington) Published on H-Urban (June, 2020) Commissioned by Alexander Vari (Marywood University)

Author: 
Pedro Fiori Arantes
Reviewer: 
Miguel Calvo Salve

Calvo Salve on Arantes, 'The Rent of Form: Architecture and Labor in the Digital Age'

Pedro Fiori Arantes. The Rent of Form: Architecture and Labor in the Digital Age. Translated by Adriana Kauffmann. Buell Center Books in the History and Theory of American Architecture Series. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2019. 312 pp. $30.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8166-9929-2; $120.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8166-9928-5.

Reviewed by Miguel Calvo Salve (Marywood University) Published on H-Urban (February, 2020) Commissioned by Alexander Vari (Marywood University)

Author: 
Miriam Paeslack
Reviewer: 
Pepper Stetler

Stetler on Paeslack, 'Constructing Imperial Berlin: Photography and the Metropolis'

Miriam Paeslack. Constructing Imperial Berlin: Photography and the Metropolis. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2019. 216 pp. $30.00 (paper), ISBN 978-1-5179-0295-7.

Reviewed by Pepper Stetler (Miami University of Ohio) Published on H-Urban (November, 2019) Commissioned by Alexander Vari (Marywood University)

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