The Tennessee Valley Authority: Design and Persuasion

edited by Tim Culvahouse
with essays by Jennifer Bloomer, Steven Heller, Barry M. Katz, Christine Macy, Todd Smith, and Jane Wolff
photographs by Richard Barnes
designed for Princeton Architectural Press

From the cover:
The monumental architectural work of the TVA built during the late 1930s and early 1940s, including the familiar, awe-inspiring hydropower dams, not only dramatically altered life in the Tennessee Valley but also created a unified visual landscape in a then-unfamiliar modernist idiom. With a comprehensive architecture program addressing all scales of design—from door handles to the landscape—with equal dedication, the TVA used its design as a tool to propagate its own social, political, and aesthetic agenda and unexpectedly created the finest extended body of modernist architecture in the United States.

144 pages
7.5 x 10 inches