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MOD-X Building System records, 1952-1967

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Finding aid for the MOD-X Building System records, 1952-1967

Title: MOD-X Building System records
Dates: 1952-1967
Number: 2001.M.14
Creator/Collector: Harrison, D. Dex (Donald Dex), 1909-1987
Extent: 6.6 linear feet (8 boxes)
Abstract: The MOD-X Building System records document the brief life of this product as its creators sought to find a niche for it in the post World War II efforts to industrialize building design and construction through prefabrication. Consisting primarily of legal and financial records and correspondence among the various stakeholders, as well as drawings and photographs, the archive provides insight into one of the most critical issues that the architectural profession faced during the period spanning the second half of the 1940s until well into the 1960s: how to design buildings that could be mass produced by big construction companies while at the same time maintaining sufficient artistic freedom to make the buildings interesting and attractive.
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Language: Collection material is in English.
Repository: The Getty Research Institute
Special Collections
1200 Getty Center Drive, Suite 1100
Los Angeles, California, 90049-1688
(310) 440-7390
Author: Finding aid prepared by Jennifer Maiko Kishi


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