John A. Stuart and John F. Stack, Jr., eds.  The New Deal in South Florida:  Design, Policy, and Community Building, 1933-1940.  Gainesville: Univ. Press of Florida, 2008.


The New Deal sought to restore national economic strength in part by reallocating resources and restructuring local landscapes. Few parts of the country were transformed as significantly as South Florida. Blurring the traditional disciplinary boundaries of design history and political science, the contributors to The New Deal in South Florida explore the impact of a wide variety of New Deal projects on the region. They examine letters and photographs--many never before published--public murals, housing, parks, and architectural and community design. 

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Jewel Stern and John A. Stuart. Ely Jacques Kahn, Architect: Beaux-Arts to Modernism in New York. New York: W. W. Norton Press, 2006.

Winner of the 2006 New York Book Award


Ely Jacques Kahn was a 20th century architect of commercial buildings: you'll most readily recognize his works and signature style in the city of New York - or in Jewel Stern & John A. Stuart's Ely Jacques Kahn, Architect, which provides a study of his work - the first to see print. Kahn's buildings are keys to understanding New York's skyline: his body of work is featured here in a pairing of black and white images with in-depth architectural and biographical notes, making this a definitive guide.

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Paul Scheerbart, The Gray Cloth: Paul Scheerbart’s Novel on Glass Architecture. Introduced, translated, and with drawings by John A. Stuart. New York: The MIT Press, 2001.


The German architectural visionary, author, inventor, and artist Paul Scheerbart (1863-1915) wrote several fictional utopian narratives related to glass architecture.  In The Gray Cloth, the first of his novels to be translated into English, Scheerbart uses subtle irony and the structural simplicity of a fairy tale to present the theories of colored glass outlined in his well-known treatise Glass Architecture.  In his introduction, Stuart surveys Scheerbart’s career and role in German avant-garde circles, as well as his architectural and social ideas.  Stuart shows fiction to be a resource for the study of architecture and places The Gray Cloth in the context of German Expressionism.

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