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    DescriptionAs the world's population swells and the need for sustainable ways of living grows ever more urgent and obvious, prefabricated architecture has taken center stage. Even before our current predicaments, the mass-produced, factory-made home had a distinguished history, having served as a vital precept in the development of Modern architecture. Today, with the digital revolution reorganizing the relationship between drafting board and factory, it continues to spur innovative manufacturing and design, and its potential has clearly not yet come to fruition. "Home Delivery" traces the history of prefabrication in architecture, from its early roots in colonial cottages though the work of such figures as Jean Prouve and Buckminster Fuller, and mass-produced variants such as the Lustron house, to a group of full-scale contemporary houses commissioned specifically for the MoMA exhibition that this book accompanies. In addition to an introductory essay by Barry Bergdoll, Chief Curator in the Museum's Department of Architecture and Design, this volume contains essays on prefabricated housing in Japan and in Nordic countries by Ken Tadashi Oshima and Rasmus Waern, respectively. It also includes focused texts on approximately 40 historical projects and five commissions, as well as a bibliography.


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    Title
    Home Delivery
    Subtitle
    Fabricating the Modern Dwelling
    Authors and contributors
    Edited by Barry Bergdoll, Edited by Peter Christensen
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 247
    Width: 244 mm
    Height: 284 mm
    Thickness: 28 mm
    Weight: 1,470 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780870707339
    ISBN 10: 0870707337
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: ARC
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T1.5
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    BISAC V2.8: ARC011000, ARC003000
    BIC subject category V2: AMK
    B&T General Subject: 130
    Ingram Subject Code: AR
    Libri: I-AR
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15860
    DC22: 690/.81, 690.81
    B&T Approval Code: A05150000
    BISAC V2.8: ARC010000
    DC21: 690.81
    B&T Approval Code: A05400000, A05092700
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: NA7145 .H66 2008
    LC subject heading: , , , ,
    Illustrations note
    illustrations
    Publisher
    MUSEUM OF MODERN ART
    Imprint name
    MUSEUM OF MODERN ART
    Publication date
    01 August 2008
    Publication City/Country
    New York, NY