M o d e r n i t y a n d H o u s i n g  
T h e MIT P r e s s  
C a m b r i d g e , M a s s a c h u s e t t s  
L o n d o n , E n g l a n d  
M o d e r n i t y a n d H o u s i n g  
With a New Preface  
P e t e r G. R o w e  
First MIT Press paperback edition, 1995  
1993 Massachusetts Institute of Technology  
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Credit line: Postwar mass production of single-family homes in the United States. Copyright  
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