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Frequency: Annually (October)

Latest Issue: Volume 29, 2018

Size: 8.5 x 11

Bibliographic Information: ISSN: 1048-5945


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Arris is a peer-reviewed journal that publishes original scholarship on all aspects of the history of architecture and landscape in the form of research articles, field notes, and book reviews. Founded in 1989, Arris is published annually by the Southeast Chapter of the Society of Architectural Historians (SESAH), a regional chapter of the Society of Architectural Historians. SESAH promotes scholarship on architecture and related subjects and serves as a forum for ideas among architectural historians, architects, preservationists, and others involved in professions related to the built environment.

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Alfred Willis
Virginia Barrett Price

Book Review Editor

Vandana Baweja

Graphic Design

Maria Sinisterra

Copy Editor

Kathleen Crosby

Table of Contents

Volume 29, 2018
In Memoriam

Gavin Townsend (1956 – 2018)
Robbie D. Jones


For Refuge and Resilience–the Storm Towers of the Santee Delta
Brent R. Fortenberry

Postmodern Social Housing: Charles W. Moore’s Whitman Village
Richard W. Hayes

Book Reviews

Slavery in the City: Architecture and Landscapes in Urban Slavery in North America. Edited by Clifton Ellis and Rebecca Ginsburg. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2017.
Reviewed by Carter L. Hudgins

Stewards of Memory: The Past, Present, and Future of Historic Preservation at George Washington’s Mount Vernon. Edited by Carol Borchert Cadou, with Luke J. Pecoraro and Thomas A. Reinhart. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press; 2018.
Reviewed by Anna Nau

Avigail Sachs. Environmental Design: Architecture, Politics, and Science in Postwar America. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2018.
Reviewed by Robin B. Williams

Field Notes

Havana, Cuba:  A Survey of Architectural Preservation
Dana Moody

Notes from the Road: Documenting Sites Listed in The Negro Motorist Green Book
Anne Bruder, Susan Hellman, and Catherine Zipf


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