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Industrial Britain: An Architectural History

Author/EditorPragnell, Hubert J. (Author)
Publisher: Pavilion Books
ISBN: 9781849946131
Pub Date08/07/2021
BindingHardback
Pages256
Edition2nd Revised
Dimensions (mm)180(h) * 180(w)
Industrial Britain details the fascinating history of industrial architecture in Britain by architectural historian and artist, Hubert Pragnell.
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Industrial Britain details the history of industrial architecture in Britain by architectural historian and artist, Hubert Pragnell.



A fascinating insight into Britain's industrial past as evidenced by its buildings, richly illustrated throughout with line drawings. Industrial Britain takes a catholic view of its subject, going back far beyond the mills and machine houses of the Industrial Revolution to cover the power stations and monumental bridges of Britain, and including too the buildings and engineering projects associated with the distribution of manufactured goods - docks, canals, railways and warehouses.



Dividing its immense subject by purpose, from fire, forges and furnaces to the architecture of the Railway Age, temples of mass production to dock and harbour buildings, Industrial Britain tells the story of development and ultimate decline. As manufacturing has been increasingly supplanted by services in contemporary Britain, new uses have be found for at least some of Britain's great industrial buildings - not least as containers for art and heritage.

Industrial Britain details the history of industrial architecture in Britain by architectural historian and artist, Hubert Pragnell.



A fascinating insight into Britain's industrial past as evidenced by its buildings, richly illustrated throughout with line drawings. Industrial Britain takes a catholic view of its subject, going back far beyond the mills and machine houses of the Industrial Revolution to cover the power stations and monumental bridges of Britain, and including too the buildings and engineering projects associated with the distribution of manufactured goods - docks, canals, railways and warehouses.



Dividing its immense subject by purpose, from fire, forges and furnaces to the architecture of the Railway Age, temples of mass production to dock and harbour buildings, Industrial Britain tells the story of development and ultimate decline. As manufacturing has been increasingly supplanted by services in contemporary Britain, new uses have be found for at least some of Britain's great industrial buildings - not least as containers for art and heritage.

Hubert Pragnell studied Fine Art at Goldsmiths College and the Ruskin School of Drawing at Oxford. He taught art at the Kings School, Canterbury. He is the author of Industrial Britain (Batsford) and a number of other works on architecture. He lives in Canterbury, Kent.

Introduction Britain's industrial heritage Fire, forge and furnace The watermill and windmill The power station The gasworks Temples of mass production: the mill Warehouse and manufactory Dock and harbour buildings Water power and water storage Waterways: canals and rivers The railway age Breweries and oast houses Markets and exchanges The twentieth century: industry on greenfield sites Postscript Bibliography Index

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