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World Industrial Archaeology By Kenneth Hudson

World Industrial Archaeology
by Kenneth Hudson

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In this book Kenneth Hudson sets out to restore 'industrial 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. The author provides fully illustrated examples from many countries.
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World Industrial Archaeology by Kenneth Hudson

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.

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Table of Contents


Introduction; Part I. The Techniques Appropriate to the Study: Part II. The Range of Current Work: 1. The extractive industries; 2. Food and drink; 3. Construction: purpose, design and materials; 4. Metal processing; 5. Transport; 6. Textiles, clothing, footwear; 7. Power; 8. Chemicals and related industries; Conclusions; Bibliography; Index.

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GOR010185368
World Industrial Archaeology by Kenneth Hudson
Kenneth Hudson
New Studies in Archaeology
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Cambridge University Press
1979-04-05
256
0521219914
9780521219914
N/A
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