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Title Quonset hut : metal living for a modern age / Julie Decker and Chris Chiei, editors.

Publication Info. New York : Princeton Architectural Press, [2005]


Location Pub Note Copy No. Status
 Marseilles PL Adult Non-Fiction - MABB-3  720.48 DEC    AVAILABLE
Description xvii, 165 pages : illustrations (some color), map ; 22 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Note "The Anchorage Museum of History and Art in association with the Anchorage Museum Association and the Alaska Design Forum."
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 150-155) and index.
Contents The hut that shaped a nation / Julie Decker and Chris Chiei -- How the hut came to be / Chris Chiei -- Quonsets, Alaska, and World War II / Steven Haycox -- War, design, and weapons of mass construction / Brian Carter -- After the war : Quonset huts and their integration into daily American life / Tom Vanderbilt -- The huts that wouldn't go away : Alaska adopts the hut / Chris Chiei -- Quonsets today : concluding thoughts / Julie Decker and Chris Chiei -- Appendix : Hut types.
Summary An unexpected architectural phenomenon-something like a halved tin can turned on its side-swept across the American landscape after World War II: the Quonset hut. Originally designed during the war for use as makeshift housing for soldiers and their families around the world, the seemingly ubiquitous Quonset hut housed a rapidly expanding nation in the 1940s and 1950s both at work and at play. From recording studios-a Quonset was responsible for the birth of the "Nashville sound"--To the 1948 congressional campaign headquarters of Gerald Ford, to an endless variety of incarnations including bars, movie theaters, classrooms, supermarkets, restaurants, and houses of worship, the Quonset hut was the shape of a nation in need of affordable, easy-to-build shelter. Quonset Hut: Metal Living for a Modern Age is a fascinating look at a surprising architectural sensation and offers a refreshing, revealing, and untold story of a true American icon.
Chronological Term 1900-1999
Subject Quonset huts.
Buildings, Prefabricated.
Architectural metal-work.
Temporary housing.
Dwellings -- Alaska -- History -- 20th century.
Huttes quonset.
Constructions préfabriquées.
Métaux, Travail des (Architecture)
Constructions provisoires.
Habitations -- Alaska -- Histoire -- 20e siècle.
Architectural metal-work. (OCoLC)fst00813278
Buildings, Prefabricated. (OCoLC)fst00841192
Dwellings. (OCoLC)fst00899978
Quonset huts. (OCoLC)fst01202331
Temporary housing. (OCoLC)fst01201895
Constructions préfabriquées -- États-Unis -- Alaska (États-Unis) -- 1940-1945.
Constructions préfabriquées -- Alaska (États-Unis) -- Années 1950.
Construction métallique -- États-Unis -- Alaska (États-Unis) -- Années 1950.
Constructions provisoires -- États-Unis -- Alaska (États-Unis) -- Années 1950.
Architecture -- Facteurs humains -- États-Unis -- Alaska (États-Unis) -- Années 1950.
Alaska. (OCoLC)fst01204480
Alaska (États-Unis) -- Constructions.
Genre/Form History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Added Author Decker, Julie.
Chiei, Chris.
Anchorage Museum of History and Art.
Anchorage Museum Association.
Alaska Design Forum.
Other Form: Online version: Quonset hut. New York : Princeton Architectural Press, ©2005 (OCoLC)607705403
ISBN 9781568985190 (hbk. ; alk. paper)
1568985193 (hbk. ; alk. paper)

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