Samuel Mockbee And The Rural Studio: Community Architecture

Brand: Birmingham Museum of Art
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ISBN : 9780931394522
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Samuel Mockbee and the Rural Studio: Community Architecture

The architect and teacher Samuel Mockbee, founder of Auburn University's Rural Studio, was an idealist who put into action one of the boldest programs in contemporary architecture. Mockbee led his students in the design and construction of homes, community centers and other essential structures in Hale County, Alabama--one of the poorest counties in the United States. Mockbee believed that architecture could play a determining role in combating the brutalities of poverty. He inspired students to create vanguard designs and utilize an array of innovative, cost-effective building materials that included scraps of carpet baled into rectangular building blocks. This combination of ingenuity and enterprise informed the unique character of Mockbee's undertaking. Samuel Mockbee and the Rural Studio appraises Mockbee's unique contribution, assessing how he believed that architecture, practiced as a community-oriented undertaking, could transform the social environment.

Specifications of Samuel Mockbee and the Rural Studio: Community Architecture

GENERAL
BindingPaperback
LanguageEnglish
ISBN-10093139452X
ISBN-139780931394522
PublisherBirmingham Museum of Art
Number Of Pages112
Publication Date2003-10
DIMENSIONS
Height0.5 inch.
Length10.3 inch.
Width9.58 inch.
Weight1.45 pounds.

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