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How to Read Industrial Britain

How to Read Industrial Britain
SKU htrib/308/bp/270
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Weight 0.31 Kg
Author Tim Cooper
Binding Hardback - 208 pages
ISBN-13 978-0091929985
ISBN-10 0091929989
Condition New
Publisher Ebury Press
Published date 2011
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From steam engines and suspension bridges to canals, factories and pubs, the Industrial Revolution of the 18th and 19th centuries transformed the social and material landscape of Britain. Yet how many of us know why our local pub looks the way it does or why a railway station might resemble a cathedral? This book reveals how, by 'reading' buildings, structures and townscapes, we can understand their context and significance for the society that created them.

Author Tim Cooper uses themes including transport, education and religion to show how the geographical and architectural remains of industrial Britain have shaped us as a people. He sheds light on how and why the pioneers of the Industrial Revolution redesigned our towns and countryside, and draws on a wealth of British sites to explain, for instance, how canals were instrumental in the expansion of industry, or why affluent suburbs are usually situated in the west end of a town.

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