New York: Skidmore Owings and Merrill, 1951. Cloth. Near Fine/Very Good. Uncommon 1951 report issued by the renowned firm Skidmore Owings and Merrill on behalf of the government of Turkey. SOM had been commissioned by the Turkish government after the war "to investigate problems in the fields of housing, public building construction and town planning" but, as the published cover letter from Gordon Bunshaft at SOM makes clear, "general building construction conditions were at the root of much of the difficulty encountered in those fields, and any effective attack on those problems must include improvement in building techniques and a reduction in construction costs". A solid copy: tight and Near Fine in a crisp, VG dustjacket, with light offsetting and light soiling to the panels. Quarto, 112 pgs. Sub-chapter headings include: "Importance to the Turkish Economy"; "Basic Building Materials"; "Principal Methods of Construction"; "Maintenance"; "Procedures and Personnel"; "Building Laws and Regulations"; and "A Program for the Improvement of Building Construction" (Inventory #: 14306)
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