Spartan Bookshelf

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Architects Who Built Southern California (The History Press)

Iconic Southern California Architecture

In Architects Who Built Southern California (The History Press), Los Angeles resident and USC Architecture and Fine Arts librarian Antonio Gonzales, ’11 MLIS, revisits SoCal’s early-1900s building boom and the architects who scrambled to keep up with demand while making a mark in their profession. Among the 10 profiled architects: Harrison Albright, John Austin, Claud Beelman, Elmer Grey, Albert C. Martin, Alfred F. Rosenheim and Julia Morgan, the first woman architect licensed in California.

Reproductive Justice and Sexual Rights: Transnational Perspectives (Routledge)

A Global Perspective on Sexual and Reproductive Health

SJSU Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies Director Tanya Saroj Bakhru’s Reproductive Justice and Sexual Rights: Transnational Perspectives (Routledge) provides a “nuanced and in-depth understanding of the role of globalization in the sexual and reproductive lives of gendered bodies in the 21st century,” reports the publisher. The collection includes case studies from Mexico, Ireland, Uganda, Colombia and Taiwan, as well as the United States.

Solar Power: Innovation, Sustainability and Environmental Justice (University of California Press)

Living Green

In Solar Power: Innovation, Sustainability and Environmental Justice (University of California Press), Department of Environmental Studies Associate Professor Dustin Mulvaney contributes a solar development primer that is “aspirational, critical and meticulously researched,” reports Nature Climate Change. Adds Paul Robbins, director of the Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies at the University of Wisconsin – Madison: “Mulvaney’s deep look at the solar industry and its political economy provides a badly needed blueprint for a future that is both green and fair.”

Vietnam War Portraits: The Faces and Voices (Casement Publishers)

Reliving the Vietnam War

Vietnam War Portraits: The Faces and Voices (Casement Publishers) by Thomas Sanders, ’14 MFA Photography, features portraits of American and Vietnamese veterans of the Vietnam War who share firsthand accounts of the war and its personal aftereffects. John Rowan, president and CEO of Vietnam Veterans of America, applauds Sanders’s “humanistic approach” and his ability to “constantly evoke emotion from the viewer” through his images. Sanders’s previous book, The Last Good War: The Faces and Voices of WWII (Welcome Books/Rizzoli), received the Nonfiction Book of the Year, Editors’ Choice award from Foreword Reviews.

 

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