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Author Osman, Michael, author

Title Modernism's visible hand : architecture and regulation in America / Michael Osman
Published Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, [2018]
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Description 1 online resource (xxiv, 248 pages)
Series Buell Center books in the history and theory of American architecture
Buell Center books in the history and theory of American architecture.
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
Summary "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"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Description based on online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on May 17, 2018)
Subject Architecture and society -- United States -- History.
Architecture and technology -- United States -- History.
Buildings -- Environmental engineering -- United States -- History.
Risk management -- United States -- History.
Technological innovations -- Economic aspects -- United States -- History.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2017057059
ISBN 1452956952 (electronic book)
9781452956954 (electronic book)
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