AMERICAN BUILDING by James Marston Fitch


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Subtitled ""The Forces That Shape It"", this is a discussion of housing of the aesthetic, economic, social and technical factors which have advanced or American building. Both a history and an analysis from the consumer's point of the first half of housing from times to the of building the types of structural materials; building as it affect our health, lighting and vision, sound precfing, labor saving devices and our energy, landscaping as it affects the elimate 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: Jan. 1st, 1948
Publisher: Houghton, Mifflin