The Resource Quonset hut : metal living for a modern age, Julie Decker and Chris Chiei, editors, (electronic resource)

Quonset hut : metal living for a modern age, Julie Decker and Chris Chiei, editors, (electronic resource)

Label
Quonset hut : metal living for a modern age
Title
Quonset hut
Title remainder
metal living for a modern age
Statement of responsibility
Julie Decker and Chris Chiei, editors
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
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
Action
digitized
Cataloging source
COO
Dewey number
720/.48
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
NA8480
LC item number
.Q66 2005
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Decker, Julie
  • Chiei, Chris
  • Anchorage Museum of History and Art
  • Anchorage Museum Association
  • Alaska Design Forum
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Quonset huts
  • Buildings, Prefabricated
  • Architectural metal-work
  • Temporary housing
  • Dwellings
  • Architecture
  • Huttes quonset
  • Constructions préfabriquées
  • Métaux, Travail des (Architecture)
  • Constructions provisoires
  • Habitations
  • ARCHITECTURE
  • ARCHITECTURE
  • ARCHITECTURE
  • ARCHITECTURE
  • Architectural metal-work
  • Buildings, Prefabricated
  • Dwellings
  • Quonset huts
  • Temporary housing
  • Alaska
  • Buildings, Prefabricated
  • Architectural metal-work
  • Temporary housing
  • Dwellings
  • Electronic books
  • Quonset huts
Label
Quonset hut : metal living for a modern age, Julie Decker and Chris Chiei, editors, (electronic resource)
Link
http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/1-56898-654-8
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"The Anchorage Museum of History and Art in association with the Anchorage Museum Association and the Alaska Design Forum."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 150-155) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvii, 165 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781568985190
Isbn Type
(hbk. : alk. paper)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), map
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
104279
System control number
  • (OCoLC)431212710
  • (OCoLC)ocn431212710
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
Quonset hut : metal living for a modern age, Julie Decker and Chris Chiei, editors, (electronic resource)
Link
http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/1-56898-654-8
Publication
Note
"The Anchorage Museum of History and Art in association with the Anchorage Museum Association and the Alaska Design Forum."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 150-155) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvii, 165 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781568985190
Isbn Type
(hbk. : alk. paper)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), map
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
104279
System control number
  • (OCoLC)431212710
  • (OCoLC)ocn431212710
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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