Discovering Totem Poles: A Traveler’s Guide
by Aldona Jonaitis
Discovering Totem Poles is the first guidebook to focus on the complex and fascinating histories of the specific poles visitors encounter in Seattle, Victoria, Vancouver, Alert Bay, Prince Rupert, Haida Gwaii (Queen Charlotte Islands), Ketchikan, Sitka, and Juneau. Travelers with this guide in their pockets will return home with a deeper knowledge of the monumental carvings, their place in history, and the people who made them.
The Republic of Nature:
An Environmental History of the United States
by Mark Fiege
In the dramatic narratives that comprise The Republic of Nature, Mark Fiege reframes the canonical account of American history based on the simple but radical premise that nothing in the nation’s past can be considered apart from the natural circumstances in which it occurred. Revisiting historical icons so familiar that schoolchildren learn to take them for granted, he makes surprising connections that enable readers to see old stories in a new light.
Furniture Studio: Materials, Craft, and Architecture
by Jeffrey Karl Ochsner
Professor of architecture, UW College of Built Environments
Furniture Studio explores the origins, methods, results, and infl uence of the unique and highly successful furniture design and fabrication studios offered by the University of Washington Department of Architecture. The furniture program, initiated by Andris Vanags, is an immersion into the role of materials, design, and making in architectural education.
by Kathleen Flenniken, ’88
The poems in Plume are nuclear-age songs of innocence and experience set in the “empty” desert West. Award-winning poet and 2012-2014 Washington State poet laureate, Kathleen Flenniken grew up in Richland, at the height of the Cold War, next door to the Hanford Nuclear Reservation. As a child of “Atomic City,” Kathleen Flenniken brings to this tragedy the knowing perspective of an insider coupled with the art of a precise, unflinching, gifted poet.
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