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Written by Jean-Louis Cohen, Sheldon H. Solow Chair for the History of Architecture, Institute of Fine Arts, New York University, Architecture in Uniform: Designing and Building for the Second World War is out this week from Yale University Press.

This fascinating book offers a new perspective on the architectural history of the Second World War, which in previous accounts has most often been viewed as a hiatus between peaceful periods of production. Jean-Louis Cohen contends instead that during the years between the bombings of Guernica in 1937 and of Hiroshima in 1945, specific advances were fundamental to the process of modernization and led to the definitive supremacy of modernism in architecture.

The title features 300 illustrations, running the gamut from architectural plans to technological inventions.

Available from Amazon.

Take a look at the full cover after the jump.

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