Loaded with photographs, mostly in b&w and some color of mid century modern schools and students. Photography by Julius Shulman, Hedrich-Blessing, Joseph Molitor, Ezra Stoller, Charles Pearson, Roger Sturtevant, and more.
Wonderful mid century modern book on the planning and construction of American school buildings. Many photos of interiors, exteriors, classrooms, lighting, gyms, libraries, diagrams, etc. Schools include: Suburban Crow Island School in Winnetka, Ill. by Eliel, Eero Saarinen and Perkins, Wheeler and Will. Corona Avenue School, Bell, CA. by Richard Neutra. Country School, Weston, Mass. by Hugh Stubbins & Assoc. Alamitos Intermediate School, Garden Grove CA by Richard Neutra and Robert Alexander. Eagle Rock Playground Club House, Eagle Rock, CA. Neutra Alta Vista Elementary School Addition, Sarasota, FL. by Victor A. Lundy and many more.
Contents: Thinking it Over; What Children Like about Schools? The Future; Getting going; How to Choose an Architect; Convincing the Community; Money; Shopping the Bond Market. The Site and Its Climate; Structure; Acoustics; Lighting and Wiring; Furniture; Heating and Plumbing. Charts: Structural framing; Floor finishes; Interior partitions; Roof Decking; Windows; Lighting; Heating; Exterior walls. Design; From the Air; From the Inside - classrooms, corridors, big rooms, special rooms, washrooms, & play areas. In Detail: Construction, roofs, windows, lighting, acoustics, built-ins, art. Character; Credits and Bibliography.