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Concrete and Culture : A Material History.

Author: Adrian Forty
Publisher: London : Reaktion Books, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Document   Computer File : English
Database:WorldCat
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Concrete has been used in arches, vaults, and domes dating as far back as the Roman Empire. Today, it is everywhere-in our roads, bridges, sidewalks, walls, and architecture. For each person on the planet, nearly three tons of concrete are produced every year. Used almost universally in modern construction, concrete has become a polarizing material that provokes intense loathing in some and fervent passion in  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Adrian Forty
ISBN: 1861898975 9781861898975
OCLC Number: 952752114
Notes: Description based upon print version of record.
Description: 1 online resource (338 p.)
Contents: Concrete and Culture Cover; Imprint page; Contents; Introduction; 1. Mud and Modernity; 2. Natural and Unnatural; 3. A Medium Without A History; 4. The Geopolitics of Concrete; 5. Politics; 6. Heaven and Earth; 7. Memory or Oblivion; 8. Concrete and Labour; 9. Concrete and Photography; 10. A Concrete Renaissance; References; Select bibliography; Acknowledgements; Photo Acknowledgements; Index
Other Titles: Concrete and Culture

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Concrete has been used in arches, vaults, and domes dating as far back as the Roman Empire. Today, it is everywhere-in our roads, bridges, sidewalks, walls, and architecture. For each person on the planet, nearly three tons of concrete are produced every year. Used almost universally in modern construction, concrete has become a polarizing material that provokes intense loathing in some and fervent passion in others.Focusing on concrete's effects on culture rather than its technical properties, Concrete and Culture examines the ways concrete has changed our understanding of.

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