Washington, D.C. Cambridge, Mass. ; London : National Building Museum ; MIT Press, 1995. First Edition. Fine copy in the original color-printed, stiff-card wrappers. Particularly and surprisingly well-preserved; tight, bright, clean and especially sharp-cornered. Item #240045
Physical description; xli, 288 p. : ill. ; 27 cm. Notes; Catalogue of an exhibition held at the National Building Museum, Nov. 11, 1994-Dec. 31, 1995. Includes bibliographical references (p. -279) and index. Contents; Enlisting modernism / Peter S. Reed -- Scarcity and promise : materials and American domestic culture during World War II / Robert Friedel -- Daily life on the home front : women, blacks, and the struggle for public housing / Margaret Crawford -- The airplane and the garden city : regional transformations during World War II / Greg Hise -- Building for war, preparing for peace : World War II and the military-industrial complex / Joel Davidson -- War is swell / Michael Sorkin. Subjects; Housing — United States — History — 20th century — Exhibitions. Building — Social aspects — United States — History — 20th century — Exhibitions. World War, 1939-1945 — Economic aspects — United States — Exhibitions. United States — Social life and customs — 1918-1945. Housing — History. Museum, historic sites, gallery & art guides ; Architecture. SOCIAL SCIENCE / General. POLITICAL SCIENCE / General. ARCHITECTURE / General. Genre; Catalogue.