By Alysa Nahmias and
Benjamin Murray

Winner of the 2014
SAH Award for Film and Video

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SAH is accepting abstracts
for the 2015 Annual Conference
in Chicago, April 15-19

Deadline June 6, 2014

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Experience the Maison de Verre, Villa Savoye & the Maison Louis Carré
Special event to 
benefit SAH Archipedia

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Members in the News

SAH Deadlines & Dates

Awards & Fellowships   Deadline 
SAH/Mellon Author Awards     6/1
H. Allen Brooks
Travelling Fellowship
Call for Papers
2015 Annual Conference
SAH in Paris    7/11-7/12
Croatia Study Tour


By Sandy Isenstadt via Places Journal

Great White Way
The lights of New York dazzled Vladimir Mayakovski when he came to visit in 1925. The revolutionary poet of modernism felt “a constant electrical breeze” in the great city, powering trains to the horizon and elevators to the stars, igniting the metropolitan elements; "the buildings are glowing with electricity,” he wrote. Bewitched, he stared hard into the dizzying views, his vision racing down the vanishing streets netted with wires and lights. [1] For Mayakovski, New York in the early 20th century was the frenzied heart of modernity, the new world metropolis where the self-conscious avant-garde aesthetic experiment of the old world was eclipsed by the unblinking gaze of blazing lamps, as if the white-hot heart of human consciousness itself were on display. 


  • College Art Association 2015 Call For Participation: "New York 1880: Art, Architecture, and the Establishment of a Cultural Capital"

    Dates: 24 Apr – 09 May, 2014
    From the 1870s to the early 1890s, the Empire City became the prevailing center of American finance and culture. Fueled by a flourishing capitalist economy and patronized by a burgeoning elite citizenry, New York’s built environment would be dramatically transformed. Yet, as recent scholarship has begun to consider the concept of “culture” more broadly, New York’s status as a cultural capital needs to be reevaluated not only in terms of its buildings and landscape, but in its social composition and in the institutions and organizations that played a pivotal role in the metropolis’s projection of itself. This session seeks papers that focus on New York’s cultural and material production in the 1880s, including art and architectural projects of all media, as well as a consideration of the dynamics underlying their creation and patronage. We encourage a broad range of approaches from the historical and archival, to the theoretical.
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  • A Handful of Clay: The Legacy of Edith Heath

    Berkeley | Dates: 22 May, 2014
    From just a handful of clay, ceramicist Edith Heath, the pioneer of a design aesthetic that continues to inspire, earned her a rare AIA gold medal for a non-architect. Her focus on simplicity, functionality, and durability blends the line between daily use and Sunday best and continues to have a lasting impact on the design community.
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  • The Lowe-Wilkie Farm: It's Heritage and Future

    Cross Plains | Dates: 12 May, 2014
    Cross Plains residents and architectural historians Anne Biebel and Mary Jane Hamilton will discuss their research on the Lowe-Wilkie farm complex in the town of Cross Plains.
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