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Concrete and culture : a material history

Author: Adrian Forty
Publisher: London : Reaktion, 2012.
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"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  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Adrian Forty
ISBN: 9781861898975 1861898975
OCLC Number: 760291966
Description: 335 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
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.
Responsibility: Adrian Forty.
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Covering Europe, North America, South America and the Far East, Concrete and Culture breaks new ground by studying concrete's effects on culture. The first reflection on the global consequences of  Read more...

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