Another postponement- this from last Fall. Subtitled ""The Forces That Shape It"", this is a discussion of housing in terms...

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AMERICAN BUILDING

Another postponement- this from last Fall. Subtitled ""The Forces That Shape It"", this is a discussion of housing in terms of the aesthetic, economic, social and technical factors which have advanced or impeded American building. Both a history and an analysis from the consumer's point of view, the first half traces the development of housing from Colonial times to the present. The second is a discussion of building today and tomorrow; the types of structure and structural materials,- building as it affects our health,, lighting and vision; heating; sound proofing; labor saving devices and our energy; landscaping as it affects the climate, modern planning and space saving, and the question of volume production as against aesthetic standards.... A study of some significance and considerable ramifications, but not for too sharply defined a market, this is an interesting interpretation.

Pub Date: Feb. 17, 1948

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Page Count: -

Publisher: Houghton, Mifflin

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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Feb. 1, 1948