Quonset Hut: Metal Living for a Modern Age

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Springer Science & Business Media, Jan 1, 2005 - Architectural metal-work - 165 pages
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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.
 

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Contents

How the Hut Came to Be
1
Quonsets Alaska and World War II
31
War Design and Weapons of Mass Construction
47
After the War Quonset Huts and Their Integration into Daily American Life
63
The Huts That Wouldnt Go Away Alaska Adopts the Hut
105
Quonsets Today Concluding Thoughts
133
Hut Types
148
Notes
150
Image Credits
156
Index
161
Contributors
164
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Julie Decker is author of Icebreakers: Alaska's Most Innovative Artist. She has curated numerous exhibits on contemporary art as owner of the Decker/Morris Gallery. Both authors live in Anchorage, Alaska.

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