Princeton University Library Catalog

A house in the sun : modern architecture and solar energy in the Cold War / Daniel A. Barber.

Author:
Barber, Daniel A. [Browse]
Format:
Book
Language:
English
Published/​Created:
New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2016]
Description:
xiii, 336 pages ; 26 cm
Summary note:
"A House in the Sun describes a number of solar house experiments in the 1940s and 1950s. The houses relied on the materials and ideas of modern architecture for both energy efficiency and claims to cultural relevance, and also developed out of a growing concern over global resource limits"--Provided by publisher.
Bibliographic references:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents:
Introduction: Architecture, technology, and politics -- The modern solar house -- What is a house? -- Discovering renewable resources -- Experimental dwellings -- All-solar houses -- The World Solar Energy Project -- Design and research -- Architecture and the sun -- Conclusion: Architecture and environmentalism.
Subject(s):
ISBN:
  • 9780199394012 (hardcover ; : acid-free paper)
  • 0199394016 (hardcover ; : acid-free paper)
LCCN:
2015050056
OCLC:
933863700
Other standard number:
  • 40026578594
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