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Architecture at Work

Architecture at Work

Towns and Landscapes of Industrial Heritage

Edited by Andrea Gritti
Edited by Giovanni Luigi Fontana


Publishing 28th Feb 2021
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  • This book represents a unique scholarly initiative, presenting for the first time a survey of workers' villages and company towns around the world
Full Description
Industrial archeologists study towns and landscapes created over the past several centuries that were planned to integrate home and work. This ground-breaking book features architectural case studies of company towns in 48 locations - workers' villages, mill towns, mining towns, cité ouvrières, bruk städer, colonias industriales, villaggi operai - many of which are UNESCO World Heritage sites. Extensive illustrations and images document the ways in which architectural experiments responded to the entrepreneurial initiatives that were the basis of these communities. The authors, two esteemed professors whose work focuses on the conservation of industrial heritage, examine the role of architectural and urban culture in creating the identity of these unique towns, and the consequences of their abandonment.
Forma Edizioni
Publish date
28th Feb 2021
USA & Canada
9.57 in x 12.2 in
384 Pages
130 color, 320 b&w
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