WELCOME TO YOUR WORLD:
How the Built Environment Shapes Our Lives
Drawing on new discoveries in cognitive psychology and neuroscience, Sarah Williams Goldhagen, one of the nation’s chief architecture critics, reveals how the environments we build profoundly shape our feelings, memories, and well-being and argues that we must harness this knowledge to construct a world better suited to human experience.
Welcome to Your World received generous support from the Graham Foundation
Experimentation in Postwar Architectural Culture
Edited with Réjean Legault (MIT and CCA, 2001). I was curious about how modernism, born out of the first World War, changed after World War II.
This collection resulted from my insistence on the importance of that question, drawn from a conference at Harvard in 1999. Lots of meaty essays by able scholars, including three by me.
Published by the MIT Press and the Canadian Centre for Architecture.
LOUIS KAHN’S SITUATED MODERNISM
The first building I remember having made a deep impression on me is Louis Kahn’s British Art Center in New Haven. My parents took me to see when it first opened. Since that day, I’ve wanted to know how a building could make me feel that way, and think so hard. This book was my first stab at figuring those questions out.