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Modernism's visible hand : architecture and regulation in America

Author: Michael Osman
Publisher: Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, [2018]
Series: Buell Center books in the history and theory of American architecture
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Drawing on a range of previously unexplored archival resources, Michael Osman examines the increasing role of environmental technologies in building design from the late nineteenth century-- from cold storage and scientific laboratories to factories. Osman broadens our conception of how industrial capitalism shaped the built environment as well as the role of design in dealing with ecological crises today"--
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Genre/Form: History
Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Osman, Michael.
Modernism's visible hand.
Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, 2018
(DLC) 2017056774
Material Type: Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Osman
ISBN: 9781452956954 1452956952 9781452956961 1452956960
OCLC Number: 1014011716
Description: 1 online resource (xxiv, 248 pages).
Contents: Cover; Half TItle; Title; Copyright; Contents; Preface; Introduction; 1. The Thermostatic Interior and Household Management; 2. Cold Storage and the Speculative Market of Preserved Assets; 3. Representing Regulation in Nature's Economy; 4. Imaging Brainwork; 5. Regulation through Paperwork in Architectural Practice; Conclusion; Acknowledgments; Notes; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; Q; R; S; T; U; V; W; Y; Z.
Series Title: Buell Center books in the history and theory of American architecture
Responsibility: Michael Osman.

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"Drawing on a range of previously unexplored archival resources, Michael Osman examines the increasing role of environmental technologies in building design from the late nineteenth century-- from cold storage and scientific laboratories to factories. Osman broadens our conception of how industrial capitalism shaped the built environment as well as the role of design in dealing with ecological crises today"--

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