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Reinforced concrete and the modernization of American building, 1900-1930

Author: Amy E Slaton
Publisher: Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2001.
Series: Johns Hopkins studies in the history of technology (Unnumbered)
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Examining the proliferation of reinforced-concrete construction in the United States after 1900, Amy E. Slaton explores how scientific approaches and occupations displaced traditionally skilled labor and how the technology of concrete buildings - little studied by historians of engineering, architecture, or industry - offers a case study in the modernization of American production."
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Slaton, Amy E., 1957-
Reinforced concrete and the modernization of American building, 1900-1930.
Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2001
(OCoLC)606553316
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Amy E Slaton
ISBN: 080186559X 9780801865596
OCLC Number: 44391671
Description: xiii, 255 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Science and commerce : scenes from a marriage --
Concrete testing : the academics at work --
Science on site : the field-testing and regulation of concrete construction --
Science and the "fair deal" : standards, specifications, and commercial ambition --
The business of building : technological and managerial techniques in concrete construction --
What "modern" meant : reinforced concrete and the social history of functionalist design.
Series Title: Johns Hopkins studies in the history of technology (Unnumbered)
Responsibility: Amy E. Slaton.
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Well researched and conceptually rich... a superior social history of concrete industrial buildings and the people-from engineers to workers-responsible for them. * Technology and Culture * [This] Read more...

 
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