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Siry, Joseph, 1956–
Air-conditioning in modern American architecture, 1890-1970 / Joseph M. Siry.
University Park, Pennsylvania : The Pennsylvania State University Press, [2021]
Physical Description:
xxi, 281 pages : illustrations ; 27 x 24 cm.
Reference Library
TH7687 .S55 2021 (LC)
Accessible in the Reference Library [Hours]
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 269-273) and index.
"Traces the history of air conditioning as an environmental technology and its integration into American architecture from the turn of the twentieth century to the 1970s"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Terms:
Air conditioning -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Air conditioning.
Architecture -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
United States.

  • Introduction : air-conditioning and the historiography of modern architecture
  • Frank Lloyd Wright's Larkin Building and mechanical cooling, 1890-1910
  • Industrial air-conditioning from the daylight factory to the windowless factory, 1905-40
  • The architecture of air-conditioning in movie theaters, 1917-40
  • Air-conditioning comes to the nation's capital and the South, 1928-60
  • The first air-conditioned tall buildings, 1928-32
  • Frank Lloyd Wright's "windowless" buildings for SC Johnson Company and the air-conditioned tower
  • Air-conditioned glass buildings at the mid-twentieth century
  • Louis I. Kahn's architecture and air-conditioning to the 1970s
  • Coda : air-conditioning and the new consciousness of energy in architecture since the 1970s
  • Appendix : compressive refrigeration and the heat pump.