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194X: Architecture, Planning, and Consumer Culture on the American Home Front (Architecture, Landscape and Amer Culture) Hardcover – February 20, 2009

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Andrew M. Shanken is assistant professor of architectural history at the University of California, Berkeley. His work has appeared in numerous publications, including Art Bulletin, Design Issues, Landscape, Places and Planning Perspectives.

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  • Series: Architecture, Landscape and Amer Culture
  • Hardcover: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Univ Of Minnesota Press (February 20, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0816653658
  • ISBN-13: 978-0816653652
  • Product Dimensions: 7 x 0.8 x 10 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.8 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #6,258,690 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on April 16, 2009
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A fascinating look at how consumer culture embraced the idea of "planning" during World War II as the United States imagined life in 194x- the year the war would end. It was particularly interesting to read about how various prominent architects joined with building product manufacturers to produce written materials for distribution to ordinary Americans. In the end, planning was cast off by these same corporations near the end of the war once many of the entrenched manufacturers realized that modernization threatened their business models. Shanken also does a nice job of identifying a desire to return to pre-war and pre-depression normalcy, explaining why postwar housing was so conservatively designed. The book is a quick read and contains lots of illustrations from 1940s advertisements that are often highly amusing to today's reader.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By William H. Young on June 29, 2009
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A valuable addition to the growing body of work about the American home front during World War II.
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