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World Industrial Archaeology : Arnold and Caroline Rose Monograph Series - Kenneth Hudson

World Industrial Archaeology

Arnold and Caroline Rose Monograph Series

Paperback

Published: 4th June 1979
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Since the 1950s, when the phrase "industrial archaeology" was coined, there has been an enormous growth of interest in what have come to be seen as the monuments of our more recent past. One result of this is that all kinds of old industrial plant, once valued only for what it could produce or do, have been accorded an intrinsic value often tinged with a somewhat incongruous nostalgia. In this book Kenneth Hudson sets out to restore these monuments to their place at the centre of the wider history they embody, social and economic as well as technical. Less than this, he claims, cannot properly be called industrial archaeology. Taking each major industry in turn Mr Hudson provides fully illustrated examples from many countries. By making this a study of world industrial archaeology, Mr Hudson escapes from the idea that the subject is confined to a period roughly denoted by the Industrial Revolution in England.

Introduction
The Techniques Appropriate to the Study
The Range of Current Work
The extractive industries
Food and drink
Construction: purpose, design and materials
Metal processing
Transport
Textiles, clothing, footwear
Power
Chemicals and related industries
Conclusions
Bibliography
Index
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ISBN: 9780521293303
ISBN-10: 0521293308
Series: Arnold and Caroline Rose Monograph Series
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 4th June 1979
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.13 x 17.15  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.43