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America by Design: Episode 3 the Street

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This video describes the history of American transportation systems from rivers to railways and from simple roads to high-speed interstate highways. Kostof strolls along such thoroughly American streets such as: "Main Street," "Millionaire's Row," and "Elm Street."
VHS
1987
Ivy (By Request)
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America by Design: Episode 2 the Workplace

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This video focuses on farms, mills, factories, warehouses and office buildings, tracing the change that has taken place in these workplaces over the last three hundred years. Kostof visits the workplace creations of architects Frank Lloyd Wright, Albert Kahn and Louis Sullivan.
VHS
1987
Ivy (By Request)
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America by Design: Episode 1 the House

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This video explores the evolution of the single-family detached dwelling as a symbol of the American dream. Kostof examines how philosophy, politics, technology and economics influence the American house and determine its shape, its history and its meaning.
VHS
1987
Ivy (By Request)
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America by Design: Episode 5 the Shape of the Land

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This video illustrates how farming and strip mining, bridges and irrigation projects--and, of course, our settlement patterns--have left their imprints on the shape of the American land mass.
VHS
1987
Ivy (By Request)
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America by Design: Episode 4 Public Places and Monuments

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This video takes the viewer to the sites that are our common ground--the parks, monuments, civic centers, libraries and numerous other spaces and structures that bear witness to those values we hold as a people.
VHS
1987
Ivy (By Request)