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Fallout Shelter


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Table of Contents

1. Hypothetical Hiroshimas: City, Suburb, and Shelter in 1950s Civil Defense
2. Surveying the Cold War Landscape: The National Fallout Shelter Program
Fallout Protection
3. Sheltering Communities: City and Social Planning for Civil Defense
4. Design Intellectuals: Professional Architects and Civil Defense
5. Performing Architectural Expertise: Designs for Fallout Shelter
Fallout Shelter Design
6. Cold War Constructions: Fallout Shelter in New Buildings
7. Bunker Architecture for the Cold War: Case Study of Boston City Hall

About the Author

David Monteyne is assistant professor of architectural history and theory at the University of Calgary.


"Fallout Shelter deals in depth with one of the most material, most local, and most peculiar manifestations of the Cold War in the U.S.-the bomb shelter. David Monteyne provides an excellent model for assessing the anonymous architectural agents, past and present, that affect human action." -Annabel Wharton, author of Building the Cold War: Hilton International Hotels and Modern Architecture

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