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American building :the environmental forces that shape it /James Marston Fitch with William Bobenhausen.

Collection Type
Books
Originator
Bobenhausen, William, 1949-
Fitch, James Marston.
Publication
New York : Oxford University Press
Contents
Experiential bases for esthetic decisions -- The social consequences of architectural intervention -- Fair and warmer : control of the thermal environment -- Pure as the air you breathe : control of the atmospheric environment -- "Oh, say, can you see--" : control of the luminous environment -- Silence--men at work : control of the sonic environment -- The architectural manipulation of space, time, and gravity -- Skeleton and skin : the morphological development of structural systems -- The integration of environmental control systems -- Plan : the instrument of policy -- Toward sustainability -- Prospects for the democratic esthetic.
Date
1999.
Description
Fitch systematically examines the various aspects of the environment that buildings control for human habitation - air, temperature, light, and sound, even space, time, and gravity. He draws on scientific research to probe deeply into.
James Marston Fitch provides a fundamental theory of buildings.
Moreover, his analysis runs to the external environment as well, as he explores the impact of buildings on the outside world.
these problems, and he sets out the most practical solutions to these and other issues in clear, precise language.
x, 390 p. : ill. ; 27 cm.
Notes
Includes bibliographical references (p. 361-372) and index.
ISBN
0195110404 (alk. paper)
9780195110401 (alk. paper)
GUSN
245483
Call Number
Stacks NA2543.S6 F54 1999
Descriptive terms
Architecture Aspect social
Architecture and society
Arquitectura y sociedad
Immeubles de grande-hauteur
Places
Estados Unidos.
Etats-Unis.
United States.
âEtats-Unis.

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