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The factory in a garden : a history of corporate landscapes from the industrial to the digital age

Author: Helena Chance
Publisher: Manchester Manchester University Press 2017
Series: Studies in design et material culture
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First publishedView all editions and formats
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When we think about Victorian factories, 'dark satanic mills' might spring to mind - images of blackened buildings and exhausted, exploited workers struggling in unhealthy and ungodly conditions. But for some employees this image was far from the truth, and this is the subject of The Factory in a Garden, which traces the history of a factory gardens movement from its late-eighteenth century beginnings in Britain to  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Helena Chance
ISBN: 9781784993009 178499300X
OCLC Number: 1024135891
Notes: Literaturverzeichnis Seite 243-255.
Description: xiii, 265 Seiten, 8 ungezählte Seiten Bildtafeln : Illustrationen ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction1. 'The pleasant manufactory'2. From model factory to modern factory3. 'The Factory in a Garden'/'The Garden in a Factory'4. 'Happy healthy workers are the world's best': factory landscapes, leisure and the model employee5. Designing the company Arcadia6. 'The Most Beautiful Factory in the World': the power of the garden image7. Factory gardens and parks: profits or perks?8. From factory gardens to 'connected gardens'Select gazetteer: company gardens and parks, c.1750-c.1960 and offices and office parks with significant landscaping, 1970-2015Index -- .
Series Title: Studies in design et material culture
Responsibility: Helena Chance.

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This book aims to explore the designed landscapes associated with factories and corporations in the UK and US created since the industrial revolution. It is largely historical, focusing on the  Read more...

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