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The Resource Architecture in uniform : designing and building for the Second World War, Jean-Louis Cohen

Architecture in uniform : designing and building for the Second World War, Jean-Louis Cohen

Label
Architecture in uniform : designing and building for the Second World War
Title
Architecture in uniform
Title remainder
designing and building for the Second World War
Statement of responsibility
Jean-Louis Cohen
Title variation
Designing and building for the Second World War
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This fascinating book offers a new perspective on the architectural history of the Second World War, which in previous accounts has most often been viewed as a hiatus between peaceful periods of production. Jean-Louis Cohen contends instead that during the years between the bombings of Guernica in 1937 and of Hiroshima in 1945, specific advances were fundamental to the process of modernization and led to the definitive supremacy of modernism in architecture. Centering the discussion on ten main themes, the author investigates various aspects of architecture's mobilization in the war years, as well as the trajectories of individual architects. He analyzes architectural developments worldwide and takes into account each of the major participants in the war, including the United States, Japan, Great Britain, France, Italy, the Netherlands, Germany, and the Soviet Union. The book not only focuses on plans, buildings, and technological inventions but also examines the many types of visual representation used for war purposes, enhanced by a rich array of more than 300 illustrations. -- Book Description
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Cohen, Jean-Louis
Dewey number
724/.6
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
NA680
LC item number
.C589 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Architecture and war
  • Architecture, Modern
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Architecture and war
  • World War, 1939-1945
Label
Architecture in uniform : designing and building for the Second World War, Jean-Louis Cohen
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Overture: the test of war -- Architects and cities go off to war -- Total mobilisation, from the factory to the kitchen -- Producing production and workers' housing -- The menace from the air -- Camouflage, or The temptation of the invisible -- Architects and bombs, from bunkers to napalm -- Mobility and prefabrication -- Macro and micro or the issue of scale -- On the information front -- Alternative futures: occupation and reconstruction -- Recycling, recalling, forgetting
Control code
670483597
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
447 pages
Isbn
9780920785928
Lccn
2011006761
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)670483597
Label
Architecture in uniform : designing and building for the Second World War, Jean-Louis Cohen
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Overture: the test of war -- Architects and cities go off to war -- Total mobilisation, from the factory to the kitchen -- Producing production and workers' housing -- The menace from the air -- Camouflage, or The temptation of the invisible -- Architects and bombs, from bunkers to napalm -- Mobility and prefabrication -- Macro and micro or the issue of scale -- On the information front -- Alternative futures: occupation and reconstruction -- Recycling, recalling, forgetting
Control code
670483597
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
447 pages
Isbn
9780920785928
Lccn
2011006761
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)670483597

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