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Table of contents for American building : the environmental forces that shape it / James Marston Fitch with William Bobenhausen.

		Foreword by Richard Blinder	vii
		Preface	ix

	1	Experiential Bases for Esthetic Decisions	3

	2	The Social Consequences of Architectural Intervention	24

	3	Fair and Warmer	37
		Control of the Thermal Environment

	4	Pure as the Air You Breathe	68
		Control of the Atmospheric Environment

	5	"Oh, Say, Can You See. . ."	102
		Control of the Luminous Environment

	6	Silence -Men At Work	147
		Control of the Sonic Environment

	7	The Architectural Manipulation of Space, Time, and Gravity	182

	8	Skeleton and Skin	221
		The Morphological Development of Structural Systems

	9	The Integration of Environmental Control Systems	257

	10	Plan: The Instrument of Policy	299

	11	Toward Sustainability	329

	12	Prospects for the Democratic Esthetic	349

		Notes	361
		Credits for Illustrations	373
		Index	379