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The Social Project: Housing Postwar France

Kenny Cupers


The Social Project: Housing Postwar France demonstrates how several bodies of knowledge – architectural, sociological, technological, and bureaucratic – shaped postwar modernism and the making of contemporary urban France. In less than three decades after WWII, France evolved from a largely rural country with an insufficient and outdated housing stock to a highly modernized urban nation. The book traces how this evolution resulted from an unprecedented upshift in production, ranging from mass housing and community centers to entirely new towns. Overturning the prevailing myth that these built ... More

Keywords: Housing, Postwar France, Modern Architecture, Social Science, Twentieth-Century History

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780816689644
Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: August 2015 DOI:10.5749/minnesota/9780816689644.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Kenny Cupers, author

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