Twentieth Century Industrial Archaeology

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Taylor & Francis, 2000 - Architecture - 236 pages
This book examines the industrial monuments of twentieth- century Britain. Each chapter takes a specific theme and examines it in the context of the buildings and structure of the twentieth century. The authors are both leading experts in the field, having written widely on various aspects of the subject. In this new and comprehensive survey they respond to the growing interest in twentieth-century architecture and industrial archaeology. The book is well illustrated with superb and unique illustrations drawn from the archives of the Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England. It will mark and celebrate the end of the century with a tribute to its remarkable built industrial heritage.
 

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Contents

Chapter one 1 Introduction
1
Chapter two 7 A new material culture
7
energy
19
the case of the food industries
43
Chapter five
61
Cars ships and aircraft
62
Chapter six 79 The age of science
79
Chapter seven 93 The century of total
93
the archaeology of transport
145
Chapter ten 177 Expanding services
177
Chapter eleven 199 Reaching conclusions
199
Appendix
211
Further reading
217
Index of names
221
Index of places
226
Subject indexes
234

Chapter eight
121
The great rebuildings
126

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Michael Stratton is at the Institute of Advanced Architectural Studies, University of York, UK. Barrie Trinder is at Nene College, Northampton

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