American Building: The Environmental Forces that Shape it

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Oxford University Press, 1999 - Architecture and society - 390 pages
James Marston Fitch provides a fundamental theory of buildings. 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 these problems, and he sets out the most practical solutions to these and other issues in clear, precise language. Moreover, his analysis runs to the external environment as well, as he explores the impact of buildings on the outside world.

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The Social Consequences of Architectural Intervention
Fair and Warmer
Pure as the Air You Breathe

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