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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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Mumford, Lewis, Roots of Contemporary American Architecture, New York, Reinhold, 1952, 8vo (9.25" x 6.25"), HB, gray cloth bds w/ black titles, VG+ / none. Previous owner's name & college in neurotically neat print on ffep., spotting to front board, head of spine & corners fraying, board exposed at top back corner, internally clean.

vii + 454 pp. Series of 37 essays from mid-19th century to mid-twentieth century. Historical section ("A Backward Glance") by Mumford, and essays by Henry Thoreau, Mumford, Frank Lloyd Wright, Montgomery Schuyler, Sigfried Giedion, W. A. Starrett, Gustav Stickley, Bragdom, Henry-Russell Hitchcock, Jr., Matthew Nowicki, and more. Incl. biographical sketches on each contributer, & index. Chapters: Sources of Form; Roots in the Region; The Role of the Machine; Integration in Chicago; Client, Architect and House; Social Responsibilities; The Search for the Universal.     [Book ID # 139]

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