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Air-Conditioning in Modern American Architecture, 1890-1970

"Siry has written an interesting and necessary text. By carefully examining a number of familiar buildings and architects, he reveals that the role of HVAC systems was essential to design debates in American modernism. Drawing on a wealth of archival material, the book advances a novel and refreshing account of the technological and social issues that inform architectural developments."-Daniel A. Barber, author of Modern Architecture and Climate: Design Before Air Conditioning "Joseph Siry's excellent new book makes a convincing case for the inclusion of technology and the conditions of architectural production in our approach to architectural history. It provides a major new contribution to our understanding of the field."-Dietrich C. Neumann, editor of "The Structure of Light": Richard Kelly and the Illumination of Modern Architecture
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