Climate is one of the few aspects of modern architecture's history that until now has not been subject to comparative case study research. In the wake of recent interest in embodiment and identity, scholars have revisited individual projects, including Hannes Meyer and Hans Wittwer's ADGB Trade Union School (1928–30) and Arieh Sharon's campus for the University of Ife (now Obafemi Awolowo University) in Ile-Ife, Nigeria (1962–72), complementing Jiat-Hwee Chang's wide-ranging conceptual genealogy approach to climatic architecture.1 In the richly illustrated Modern Architecture and Climate, Daniel A. Barber takes on the challenge of putting these approaches into dialogue, examining some canonical projects and texts on climate control...
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Book Review| June 01 2021
Review: Modern Architecture and Climate: Design before Air Conditioning
Daniel A. Barber
Modern Architecture and Climate: Design before Air Conditioning
Princeton University Press,
2020, 328 pp., 76 color and 196 b/w illus. $60 (cloth), ISBN 9780691170039
Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians (2021) 80 (2): 232–234.
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Hannah Le Roux; Review: Modern Architecture and Climate: Design before Air Conditioning. Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians 1 June 2021; 80 (2): 232–234. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/jsah.2021.80.2.232
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