New York: John B. Pierce Foundation, 1944. Second Printing. Cloth over Boards. Quarto, pp. 80, illustrated with b/w photographs. Ex-library markings. Very Good. Item #21662
This book, which discusses systems and developments in the prefabrication movement, is based on a more extensive research study for the Pierce Foundation. The contents are largely made up of a series of articles taken from the original study, and reprinted from the Architectural Forum in which they appeared beginning with the issue of December 1942. The editors have added illustrations, some comments of their own, and included a directory of wartime prefabricators in the book. The prefabrication projects studied ranged from simple modification of the conventional structure to the use of radically new materials and new construction methods. An important resource for anyone interested in the history of prefabrication.