The Resource An architecture of parts : architects, building workers and industrialisation in Britain 1940-1970, Christine Wall, (electronic resource)

An architecture of parts : architects, building workers and industrialisation in Britain 1940-1970, Christine Wall, (electronic resource)

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An architecture of parts : architects, building workers and industrialisation in Britain 1940-1970
Title
An architecture of parts
Title remainder
architects, building workers and industrialisation in Britain 1940-1970
Statement of responsibility
Christine Wall
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Providing a new perspective on post-war reconstruction in Britain, this book examines the social context of the construction industry in the immediate post-war period and culminating in the industrialised building boom of the 1960s and 70s. It explores policy changes in education, training and employment in relation to the experience of work for both architects and building workers, demonstrating the extreme separation of design from production, the factor cited in the Emmerson Report of 1962 as a major contributor to the failure of the British building industry to fully modernise. Christine Wall charts the erosion of the elusive and tenuous link between designers and builders and its residual presence in the discourse of skill through an examination of changes in education and training, and examines competing architectural positions on standardisation and dimensional co-ordination in building. Using analysis of visual, oral and documentary material An Architecture of Parts offers a compelling analysis of architecture, construction and the uneasy relationship between them in post-War Britain"--
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Provided by publisher
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E7B
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Wall, Christine
Index
index present
LC call number
NA2543.B84
LC item number
W34 2013eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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ebrary
Series statement
Routledge research in architecture
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  • Reconstruction (1939-1951)
  • Architects and builders
  • Architecture and society
  • Construction industry
  • Industrial sociology
  • Reconstruction (1939-1951)
  • Architects and builders
  • Architecture and society
  • Construction industry
  • Industrial sociology
  • Great Britain
Label
An architecture of parts : architects, building workers and industrialisation in Britain 1940-1970, Christine Wall, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Industrialisation and the British Building Industry. The Industrialization of Building -- The Building Industry during War and Reconstruction -- Education and Training -- Post-War change: management and organization -- Architectural abstraction: the role of The Modular Society in promoting industrialized methods. The Modular Society -- "Additive architecture": the early years of modular co-ordination -- The BRS and the mathematization of architectural modularity -- "Never argue with the architect": architects and building workers 1940-70. "Put nobody between the architect and the men": the role of architects on site -- The nature of work in the construction industry -- Elusive connections: architects and building workers in mid-century Britain
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvi, 234 p. :)
Form of item
online
Other physical details
ill.
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)857082728
  • (OCoLC)ocn857082728
Label
An architecture of parts : architects, building workers and industrialisation in Britain 1940-1970, Christine Wall, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Industrialisation and the British Building Industry. The Industrialization of Building -- The Building Industry during War and Reconstruction -- Education and Training -- Post-War change: management and organization -- Architectural abstraction: the role of The Modular Society in promoting industrialized methods. The Modular Society -- "Additive architecture": the early years of modular co-ordination -- The BRS and the mathematization of architectural modularity -- "Never argue with the architect": architects and building workers 1940-70. "Put nobody between the architect and the men": the role of architects on site -- The nature of work in the construction industry -- Elusive connections: architects and building workers in mid-century Britain
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvi, 234 p. :)
Form of item
online
Other physical details
ill.
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)857082728
  • (OCoLC)ocn857082728

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