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The prefabricated home [electronic resource] / Colin Davies.

Author/Creator:
Davies, Colin, 1929-
Publication:
London, UK : Reaktion Books, 2005.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (226 p.)
Subjects:
Buildings, Prefabricated.
Architecture, Domestic.
Architecture, Modern -- 20th century.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:
From sash windows and ceramic tiles to barracks and warehouses, industrialized building has thrived since the nineteenth century in Europe and America. Yet architects have neglected this area of practical construction in favor of historical, theoretical, and artistic analyses, resulting in the emergence of an influential building industry with architects on the far margins. Colin Davies explores in The Prefabricated Home how the relationship between architecture and industrialized building has now become an urgent issue for architects. The Prefabricated Home outlines the methods and motives of
Contents:
Cover; The Prefabricated Home; Imprint Page; Contents; Introduction; Part I: Histories; 1. An architectural history; 2. A non-architectural history; 3. House of the century: the mobile home; Part II: Theories; 4. The question of authorship; 5. Professionalism and pattern books; 6. Down with the system; Part III: Practices; 7. Ideal homes; 8. Little boxes; 9. The robot and the carpenter; Conclusion; References; Bibliography; Acknowledgements; Index
Notes:
Description based upon print version of record.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 212-213) and index.
ISBN:
1-86189-616-6
OCLC:
854584441
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