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Title:
Plumbing : sounding modern architecture
Author:
Lahiji, Nadir, 1948-
Publication Information:
New York : Princeton Architectural Press, [1997]

©1997
Physical Description:
232 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781568981079
Format :
Book

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Central Library NA2542.35 .P58 1997 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks
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Summary

One of the fundamental tenets of modernism was its image of hygiene, its ideal of bringing cleanliness and order to the great unwashed, as evident in Adolf Loos's 1898 article, Plumbers. Using Loos as a point of departure, the essays in this collection examine architecture through the multiple meanings inherent in plumbing - from the pipes of modern hygiene, to the plumb line of the right angle, to Marcel Duchamp's Ready-made urinal.


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