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    • A marvel of Modernism: The hyperbolic paraboloid

    • 2011
    • CC066 The Historic Dimension Series
    • The mid-century modernist architectural movement (1950s-1960s) espoused the progressive optimism felt during the years following World War II. The hyperbolic paraboloid, a highly distinctive curved shape resembling a saddle, arose out of this...
    • A privy history: How the modern bathroom was born

    • 2010
    • CC066 The Historic Dimension Series
    • Not until the end of the nineteenth century did the bathroom as we know it--a separate room with toilet, tub, and sink--begin to appear as a fixture in American houses. Influences from culture, technology, and health science impacted changes made...
    • A stone's throw: Asheville's legacy of Pebbledash & Roughcast

    • 2013
    • CC066 The Historic Dimension Series
    • Pebbledash and roughcast are two types of stucco application that have their roots in ancient building history. Brought to Asheville, NC in the late 19th century by Richard Sharp Smith, the architect tasked with designing Biltmore Village, these...
    • Abandoned cemeteries: A guide to their identification & care

    • 2018
    • CC066 The Historic Dimension Series
    • Cemeteries and gravesites dot the rural American landscape. As development efforts reach further into previously undeveloped or abandoned areas, the discovery of burial grounds--and questions regarding how to properly recognize and care for...
    • Airstream trailers: A blast from the past

    • 2011
    • CC066 The Historic Dimension Series
    • Seen today as an American icon, the Airstream trailer was developed in response to the Machine Deco and streamlining design movement of the 1920s, Americans' increased interest in traveling via automobile, and the ideas of businessman and...
    • Architecture with a capital A: The importance of preserving the A-Frame

    • 2011
    • CC066 The Historic Dimension Series
    • A distinctive architectural form born of the post-war modernist design movement, the A-frame structure has typically not been viewed as significant enough to receive historic preservation attention. This brief argues that A-frame structures,...
    • Brightening the 20th Century: The influence of prismatic glass

    • 2011
    • CC066 The Historic Dimension Series
    • Prismatic glass, developed to improve the amount of daylight reflected into interior commercial spaces prior to the widespread use of electric lighting, consisted of small tiles of ribbed, textured glass. The use of ribbing and patterned textures...
    • Carpenter Gothic architecture: Its history, care, and repair

    • 2019
    • CC066 The Historic Dimension Series
    • Revivalist architectural styles were popular during the late 19th and early 20th century, informing the design of residential, commercial, and civic structures. Carpenter Gothic was an offshoot of Gothic Revival, a style popularized in Great...
    • Castles & cottages: Tudor revival architecture in America

    • 2005
    • CC066 The Historic Dimension Series
    • During the late 19th and early 20th century, revivalist architectural styles informed the design of American residential architecture. Among the most popular of the styles was the Tudor revival, which referenced the cottages and manor houses of...
    • Concrete privacy in the Madmen era

    • 2013
    • CC066 The Historic Dimension Series
    • Originally found in high architectural designs, screen walls made of pierced, decorative concrete masonry units became ubiquitous across the American suburban landscape by the Atomic Age (1950s-1960s). This brief examines the history, application,...
    • Conserving American treasures: Progressive & New Deal Era murals

    • 2007
    • CC066 The Historic Dimension Series
    • The first half of the 20th century was the most prolific period of mural painting in U.S. history. Two specific time periods, the Progressive Era (1904-1933) and the New Deal Era (1930s-early 1940s), saw the creation of Federal Public Arts...
    • Day of the Dead poster

    • 2018-10-27
    • CC061 Fiddlin' Fish Brewing Company Archives
    • Poster promoting the XXX event at Fiidlin' Fish Brewing Co. in Winston-Salem.
    • Deep Conversations about Conversation Pits

    • 2018
    • CC066 The Historic Dimension Series
    • Conversation pits are a unique architectural feature used in residential spaces and some commercial structures primarily in the 1960s and 1970s. Featuring a seating area recessed below the floor level, conversation pits were costly to install and,...
    • Drink a Peach poster

    • 2018-08-25
    • CC061 Fiddlin' Fish Brewing Company Archives
    • Poster promoting the XXX event at Fiidlin' Fish Brewing Co. in Winston-Salem.
    • Enjoy world class beer in North Carolina

    • 2005
    • CC031 Pop the Cap Archives
    • Pamphlet promoting passage of the "Pop the Cap" initiative to allow the manufacture and distribution in North Carolina of beers with an alochol content exceeding 6%. This legislation was a precursor to the growth of craft and small-batch brewing in...
    • Future so bright: A history of neon signage

    • 2017
    • CC066 The Historic Dimension Series
    • Neon signage has fallen in and out of favor since its invention in the early 20th century. At first considered a necessary form of commercial advertising and later deemed tacky and obtrusive, today it is experiencing a resurgence as an artistic...

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