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Author Forty, Adrian, 1948-
Title Concrete and culture : a material history / Adrian Forty.
Published London : Reaktion, 2012.
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 Floor3  NA4125 .F67 2012    IN LIBRARY
Description 335 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 299-322) and index.
Contents Mud and modernity -- Natural or unnatural -- A medium without a history -- The geopolitics of concrete -- Politics -- Heaven and earth -- Memory or oblivion -- Concrete and labour -- Concrete and photography -- A concrete renaissance.
Summary "Breaks new ground by charting concrete's effects on culture since its reinvention in the modern period, examining the ways it has changed our understanding of nature, of time and of materiality. This book discusses architects' responses to and uses of concrete while also taking into account the role it has played in politics, literature, cinema and labour relations, as well as in present-day arguments about sustainability." -- Book jacket.
Subject Concrete -- Social aspects.
Concrete -- Environmental aspects.
Concrete construction -- History.
ISBN 1861898975 (hbk.)
9781861898975 (hbk.)
OCLC number 760291966