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Abstract

“The public is rarely permitted to take a peep behind the scenes,” wrote Edgar Allan Poe, “at the vacillating crudities, of the true purpose seized at the last moment, at the wheels and pinions, the tackle for scene shifting, the step ladders and demon traps, the red paint and black patches.” Though it may not always be the gory scene suggested by Poe in a journal, one can look as though through a window at the imperfections and seeming meanderings that ultimately lead to a finished product.

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© Princeton Architectural Press 2005

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