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Concrete and culture : a material history

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
School of Architecture NA 4125 F67 2012 30007009001669 Stacks Available -

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  • ISBN: 9781861898975 (hbk.)
  • ISBN: 1861898975 (hbk.)
  • ISBN: 9781780236360 (pbk.)
  • Physical Description: print
    335 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
  • Publisher: London : Reaktion, 2012.

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General Note: First paperback edition 2016.
Formatted Contents Note: Introduction -- 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, etc.: "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
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