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Monographs or surveys on architectural movements and architects from the post WW I era (1918) to the present.

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Short, C.W. & R. Stanley-Brown, Public Buildings: Architecture Under the Public Works Administration, 1933-1939, Washington, D.C., Federal Works Agency, 1939, first edition, thick 4to (11.75" x 9.5"), HB, blue cloth bds w/ decorative silver gilt titles, VG- / none. Extremities bumped, covers fading, a bit rubbed, former owner's stamps to front pastedown, light soiling & foxing to first & last few ll.

689 pp. Profus b/w illustrations. Contents include policies of the PWA, accomplishments, design, sociological results, observations, schools. "The information in this book is based on a report made for the President in May 1939 by the 'Committee on Architectural Surveys.' The report was called 'Survey of the Architecture of Completed Projects of the Public Works Administration.'" Local Government Buildings, Libraries, Memorials & Museums, Schools, Colleges & Universities, Social & Recreational Buildings, Hospitals & Institutions, Jails & Penal Instituions, Warehouses & Docks, Sewage Disposal Plants, Waterworks, Light & Power Plants, Dams, Airfields & Hangars, Bridges & Highways, Army & Navy Posts, Post Offices, Miscellaneous and Housing. Lists every work completed with commentary, photos, and a floorplan. Includes General Statistics and Index. An amazing volume.    [Book ID # 1187]


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