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This thoughtful account of what used to be called public housing should be of interest to a broad spectrum of readers, from specialists to the general public. It is engagingly written by a recognized authority who has served as chair of the Department of Architecture at the University of California at Berkeley. Davis is a seasoned veteran of the housing wars across the country, and this book is replete with concrete case studies dating from the past 20 years. The chief virtue of the book is the tremendous variety of public housing it exhibits; architects never seem to tire of attempting to design better public housing wherever they work regardless of fractious approval processes, inhibiting rules and regulations, and discouraging economics. Recommended for all collections.

Peter Kaufman, Boston Architectural Ctr.
Copyright 1995 Reed Business Information, Inc.


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