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Design Library: African-American Perspectives on Architecture

Focusing on the often-overlooked contributions of people of color to the built environment, Dr. Craig Wilkins from the University of Michigan shares his list of recommended reading.
May 22, 2017, 1pm PDT | ArupAmericas
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Building on the recently published books and essays on Paul Williams, essays and articles on Julian Abele, and forthcoming publications on Hilyard Robinson, these works rightfully add long-ignored practitioners of color to architecture’s official narrative, for a fuller account of practice in America:

Robert R. Taylor and Tuskegee: An African American Architect Designs for Booker T. Washington by Ellen Weis

Cap Wigington: An Architectural Legacy in Ice and Stone by David Vassar Taylor with Paul Clifford Larson

Negro Building: Black Americans in the World of Fairs and Museums by Mabel O. Wilson

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Published on Monday, May 22, 2017 in Doggerel
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