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Skin, clothing, and dwelling: Max von Pettenkofer, the science of hygiene, and breathing walls (2016)
Journal Article
Ekici, D. (2016). Skin, clothing, and dwelling: Max von Pettenkofer, the science of hygiene, and breathing walls. Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians, 75(3), (281-298). doi:10.1525/jsah.2016.75.3.281. ISSN 0037-9808

Gottfried Semper is often credited with originating the concept of the building as skin in architectural theory, but an alternative trajectory of this idea can be found in the mid-nineteenth-century science of hygiene. In Skin, Clothing, and Dwelling... Read More