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From Library Journal
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.