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Becoming Jane Jacobs, by Peter L. Laurence, 2016, by David Seamon (summer/fall 2016)

Interpreting Landscapes: Geologies, Topographies, Identities--Explorations in Landscape Phenomenology 3, by Christopher Tilley, 2012, by John Billingsley (winter/spring 2016)

The Street: A Quintessential Social Public Space, by Vikas Mehta, 2013, by Claudia Mausner (winter 2015).

Living over the Store: Architecture and Local Urban Life, by Howard Davis, 2012, by Nadav Bittan (fall 2013).

The Battle for the Life and Beauty of the Earth: A Struggle Between Two World-Systems, by Christopher Alexander, 2012, by David Seamon (winter 2013); for a commentary and gallery of recent Eishin photographs by Howard Davis, go to "A Remarkable Feeling...."

The Language of School Design: Design Patterns for 21st Century Schools, by Prakash Nair, Randall Fielding, & Jeffery Lackney, 2009, by Ingrid Leman Stefanovic (winter 2013).

Architecture's Historical Turn: Phenomenology and the Rise of the Postmodern, by Jorge Otero-Pailos, 2012, by David Seamon (fall 2012).

Architecture's Historical Turn: Phenomenology and the Rise of the Postmodern, by Jorge Otero-Pailos, 2012, by Benoît Jacquet (fall 2012). 

The Metamorphosis of Plants, by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, 2009 [originally 1790], by Eva-Maria Simms (spring 2010)

New Spiritual Architecture, by Phyllis Richardson, 2004, by Marc Berghaus (spring 2007)

The Nature of Order, vols. 1, 2, & 4, by Christopher Alexander, 2002-2004, by Shierry Weber Nicholsen (fall 2006)

Root Shock: How Tearing up City Neighborhoods Hurts America, and What We Can Do About It, by Mindy Thompson Fullilove, 2004, by Eva-Maria Simms (winter 2005)

City: Urbanism and Its End, by Douglas Rae, 2003, by David Seamon (fall 2004)

Space is a Machine, by Bill Hillier, 1996, by David Seamon (fall 2003)

The Love of Nature and the End of the World: The Unspoken Dimensions of Environmental Concern, by Shierry Weber Nicholsen, 2002, by Louise Chawla (spring 2003)

The Nature of Order (Volume 1): The Phenomenon of Life, by Christopher Alexander, 2003, by David Seamon (winter 2002)

Safeguarding Our Common Future: Rethinking Sustainability, by Ingrid Leman Stefanovic, 2000, by Kenneth Maly (spring 2001)

Archetypes of Urbanism: A Method for the Esthetic Design of Cities, by Thomas Thiis-Evensen, 1999, by David Seamon (fall 2000)

Cosmos and Hearth, by Yi-Fu Tuan; and Another Turn of the Crank, by Wendell Berry, by Herb Childress (fall 1999)

The House as a Mirror of Self: Exploring the Deeper Meaning of Home, by Clare Cooper Marcus, 1995, by Margaret Boschetti (spring 1999)

Architecture of Fear, edited by Nan Ellin, 1997; Home, edited by Sharon Sloan Fiffer, & Steve Fiffer, 1995; The Sacred Place, edited by W. Scott Olsen & Scott Cairns, 1996; The Longing for Home, edited by Leroy S. Rouner, 1996; by Herb Childress (fall 1998)

Architecture for People: The Complete Works of Hassan Fathy by James Steele, 1997, by Ganapathy Nagasubramaniam (spring 1998)

How Buildings Learn, by Stewart Brand, by Herb Childress (spring 1998)

Interpretations on Behalf of Place: Environmental Displacements and Alternative Responses, by Robert Mugerauer, 1994, by Patrick M. Condon (winter 1997)

Crossing the Circle at the Holy Wells of Ireland, by Walter L. Brenneman, Jr., and Mary G. Brenneman, 1995, by Carolyn V. Prorok (spring 1996)

The Poetics of Cities: Designing Neighborhoods that Work, by Mike Greenberg, 1995, by David Seamon (winter 1996)

In the First Country of Places: Nature, Poetry, and Childhood Memory, by Louise Chawla, 1994, by Christopher Cokinos (fall 1995)

Getting Back into Place: Toward a Renewed Understanding of the Place-World, by Edward S. Casey, 1993, by Ingrid Leman Stefanovic (spring 1995)

A Foreshadowing of 21st Century Art: The Color and Geometry of Very Early Turkish Carpets, by Christopher Alexander, 1993, by David Seamon (winter 1995)

Living Water: Viktor Schauberger and the Secrets of Natural Energy, by Olof Alexandersson, 1990, by David Seamon (spring 1994)

Seeing Nature: Deliberate Encounters with the Visible World, by Paul Krapfel, by David Seamon (spring 1992)

New World Architecture, by Christian Norberg-Schulz, by Richard Capobianco (winter 1992)

The Good House: Contrast as a Design Tool, by Max Jacobson, Murray Silverstein, and Barbara Winslow, 1990, by David Seamon (fall 1991)

Responsive Environments: A Manual for Designers, by Ian Bentley, Alan Alcock, Paul Murrain, Sue McGlynn, & Graham Smith, 1985, by David Seamon (spring 1991)