Reviews

Author: 
Rosemary Wakeman
Reviewer: 
Catherine Clark

Clark on Wakeman, 'The Heroic City: Paris, 1945-1958'

Rosemary Wakeman. The Heroic City: Paris, 1945-1958. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2009. 416 pp. $35.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-226-87023-6.

Reviewed by Catherine Clark (University of Southern California) Published on H-Urban (March, 2012) Commissioned by Alexander Vari

The Multiple Spaces of Postwar Paris

Author: 
Alexander C. T. Geppert
Reviewer: 
Jill Steward

Steward on Geppert, 'Fleeting Cities: Imperial Expositions in Fin-de-Siecle Europe'

Alexander C. T. Geppert. Fleeting Cities: Imperial Expositions in Fin-de-Siecle Europe. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2009. 424 pp. $95.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-230-22164-2.

Reviewed by Jill Steward (School of Historical Studies, Newcastle University) Published on H-Urban (March, 2012) Commissioned by Alexander Vari

Author: 
Vũ Trọng Phụng
Reviewer: 
Hazel Hahn

Hahn on Phụng, 'Lục Xì: Prostitution and Venereal Disease in Colonial Hanoi'

Vũ Trọng Phụng. Lục Xì: Prostitution and Venereal Disease in Colonial Hanoi. Translated by Shaun Kingsley Malarney. Honolulu: University of Hawaiʻi Press, 2011. x + 176 pp. $45.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8248-3467-8.

Reviewed by Hazel Hahn (Seattle University) Published on H-Urban (March, 2012) Commissioned by Alexander Vari

Author: 
Monique Yaari
Reviewer: 
W. Brian Newsome

Newsome on Yaari, 'Rethinking the French City: Architecture, Dwelling, and Display after 1968'

Monique Yaari. Rethinking the French City: Architecture, Dwelling, and Display after 1968. Amsterdam: Rodopi, 2008. xxxi + 491 pp. $152.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-90-420-2500-4.

Reviewed by W. Brian Newsome (Elizabethtown College) Published on H-Urban (February, 2012) Commissioned by Alexander Vari

The Après-moderne in French Architecture and Urbanism

Author: 
Elizabeth N. Arkush
Reviewer: 
Paul Roscoe

Roscoe on Arkush, 'Hillforts of the Ancient Andes: Colla Warfare, Society, and Landscape'

Elizabeth N. Arkush. Hillforts of the Ancient Andes: Colla Warfare, Society, and Landscape. Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 2010. 320 pp. $69.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8130-3526-0.

Reviewed by Paul Roscoe (University of Maine) Published on H-Urban (February, 2012) Commissioned by Michael E. Smith

Warfare and Political Devolution in the Andes

Author: 
Lucia Volk
Reviewer: 
Jens Hanssen

Hanssen on Volk, 'Memorials and Martyrs in Modern Lebanon'

Lucia Volk. Memorials and Martyrs in Modern Lebanon. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2010. 272 pp. $70.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-253-35523-2; $24.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-253-22230-5.

Reviewed by Jens Hanssen (Department of History and Near & Middle Eastern Civilizations, University of Toronto) Published on H-Urban (February, 2012) Commissioned by Colette Apelian

Author: 
Susan Gilson Miller, Mauro Bertagnin, eds.
Reviewer: 
Craig Larkin

Larkin on Miller and Bertagnin, 'The Architecture and Memory of the Minority Quarter in the Muslim Mediterranean City'

Susan Gilson Miller, Mauro Bertagnin, eds. The Architecture and Memory of the Minority Quarter in the Muslim Mediterranean City. Aga Khan Program Book Series. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2010. Illustrations. 227 pp. $24.95 (paper), ISBN 978-1-934510-06-3.

Reviewed by Craig Larkin (Department of Politics) Published on H-Urban (February, 2012) Commissioned by Colette Apelian

Author: 
Fabienne Chevallier
Reviewer: 
Peter S. Soppelsa

Soppelsa on Chevallier, 'Le Paris moderne: Histoire des politiques d'hygiène, 1855-1898'

Fabienne Chevallier. Le Paris moderne: Histoire des politiques d'hygiène, 1855-1898. Rennes: Presses universitaires de Rennes, 2010. Illustrations. 410 pp. EUR 22.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-2-7535-1023-4.

Reviewed by Peter S. Soppelsa (University of Oklahoma) Published on H-Urban (February, 2012) Commissioned by Alexander Vari

Hygiene and the Modernization of Paris

Author: 
Ruth M. Van Dyke
Reviewer: 
Scott Ortman

Ortman on Van Dyke, 'The Chaco Experience: Landscape and Ideology at the Center Place'

Ruth M. Van Dyke. The Chaco Experience: Landscape and Ideology at the Center Place. United States: School of American Research Press, 1999. . $34.95 (paper), ISBN 978-1-930618-76-3.

Reviewed by Scott Ortman (Crow Canyon Archaeological Center) Published on H-Urban (January, 2012) Commissioned by Michael E. Smith

Author: 
Jeffrey C. Sanders
Reviewer: 
Hannah Bennett

Bennett on Sanders, 'Seattle and the Roots of Urban Sustainability: Inventing Ecotopia'

Jeffrey C. Sanders. Seattle and the Roots of Urban Sustainability: Inventing Ecotopia. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 2010. xiii + 288 pp. $30.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8229-4395-2.

Reviewed by Hannah Bennett (Princeton University) Published on H-Urban (November, 2011) Commissioned by Robert C. Chidester

Author: 
Michael E. Smith
Reviewer: 
Elizabeth Graham

Graham on Smith, 'Aztec City-State Capitals'

Michael E. Smith. Aztec City-State Capitals. Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 2008. xv + 255 pp. $27.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8130-3245-0.

Reviewed by Elizabeth Graham (University College London) Published on H-Urban (September, 2011) Commissioned by Sharon L. Irish

How to Tell a City

Author: 
Heath Massey Schenker
Reviewer: 
Katy Layton-Jones

Layton-Jones on Schenker, 'Melodramatic Landscapes: Urban Parks in the Nineteenth Century'

Heath Massey Schenker. Melodramatic Landscapes: Urban Parks in the Nineteenth Century. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2009. Illustrations. 232 pp. $45.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8139-2842-5.

Reviewed by Katy Layton-Jones (School of Historical Studies, University of Leicester) Published on H-Urban (September, 2011) Commissioned by Alexander Vari

Stage Sets for Society: Nineteenth-Century Public Parks

Author: 
Adriana J. Bergero
Reviewer: 
Brian Bockelman

Bockelman on Bergero, 'Intersecting Tango: Cultural Geographies of Buenos Aires, 1900-1930'

Adriana J. Bergero. Intersecting Tango: Cultural Geographies of Buenos Aires, 1900-1930. Illuminations: Cultural Formations of the Americas Series. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 2008. x + 476 pp. $65.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8229-4318-1; $27.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8229-5985-4.

Reviewed by Brian Bockelman (Ripon College) Published on H-Urban (September, 2011) Commissioned by Alexander Vari

Author: 
Philip VanderMeer
Reviewer: 
Robert B. Fairbanks

Fairbanks on VanderMeer, 'Desert Visions and the Making of Phoenix, 1860-2008'

Philip VanderMeer. Desert Visions and the Making of Phoenix, 1860-2008. Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 2010. 416 pp. $39.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8263-4891-3.

Reviewed by Robert B. Fairbanks (University of Texas at Arlington) Published on H-Urban (September, 2011) Commissioned by Wendy Plotkin

A New Type of Urban Biography for a New City

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