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Michael Osman: Modernism’s Visible Hand

Michael Osman, UCLA

September 25, 2018 · 5:00 pm7:00 pm · Room N107, School of Architecture

M+M Program in Media and Modernity

What is the origin of “room temperature”? When did food become considered fresh or not fresh? Why do we think management makes things more efficient?

The answers to these questions share a history with architecture and regulation at the turn of the twentieth century. Drawing on a range of previously unexplored archival resources, Michael Osman examines the increasing role of environmental technologies in building design from the late nineteenth century.

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