Minnesota Historical Society

Fallout Shelter: Designing for Civil Defense in the Cold War

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Tracing the partnership between architects and American civil defense officials during the Cold War

In 1961, reacting to U.S. government plans to survey, design, and build fallout shelters, the president of the American Institute of Architects told the organization that “all practicing architects should prepare themselves to render this vital service to the nation and to their clients.” David Monteyne traces the partnership that developed between architects and civil defense authorities during this time.

  • Author: David Monteyne
  • University of Minnesota Press (2011)
  •  ISBN 978-0-8166-6976-9 
  • Paper, 376 pages, 129 b&w photos, 11 color plates, 7 x 9

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