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World Industrial Archaeology


Part of New Studies in Archaeology

  • Date Published: April 1979
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521293303

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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.

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    • Date Published: April 1979
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521293303
    • length: 256 pages
    • dimensions: 244 x 170 x 14 mm
    • weight: 0.41kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    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

  • Author

    Kenneth Hudson

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