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At home in postwar France : modern mass housing and the right to comfort

Author: Nicole C Rudolph
Publisher: New York : Berghahn, 2015.
Series: Berghahn monographs in French studies, v. 14.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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After World War II, France embarked on a project of modernization, which included the development of the modern mass home. At Home in Postwar France examines key groups of actors - state officials, architects, sociologists and tastemakers - arguing that modernizers looked to the home as a site for social engineering and nation-building; designers and advocates of the modern home contributed to the democratization of  Read more...
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Rudolph, Nicole C.
At home in postwar France
(DLC) 2014033559
(OCoLC)896862036
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Nicole C Rudolph
ISBN: 9781782385882 1782385886
OCLC Number: 908551814
Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 257 pages).
Contents: At Home in Postwar France; Contents; Illustrations; Acknowledgments; Abbreviations; Introduction; Part I --
Modern Homes for a Modern Nation; Chapter 1 --
Building Homes, Building a Nation: State Experiments in Modern Living, 1945-1952; Chapter 2 --
Designing for the Classless Society: Modernist Architects and the ""Art of Living""; Chapter 3 --
The Salon des Arts Ménagers: Teaching Women How to Make the Modern Home; Part II --
Mass Homes for a Changing Society; Chapter 4 --
Housing for the Greatest Number: The Housing Crisis and the Cellule d'Habitation, 1953-1958. Chapter 5 --
""Who Is the Author of a Dwelling?"" From User to Inhabitant, 1959-1961Chapter 6 --
Beyond the Functionalist Cell to the Urban Fabric, 1966-1973; Conclusion; Selected Bibliography; Index.
Series Title: Berghahn monographs in French studies, v. 14.
Responsibility: Nicole C. Rudolph.

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