Buell Center Books in the History and Theory of American Arc

Modernism's Visible Hand: Architecture and Regulation in America
Michael Osman

Paperback | Jul 2018 | University of Minnesota Press | 9781517900984 | 280pp | 229x178mm | RFB | AUD$44.99, NZD$54.99

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.